I have been a home theater dreamer for as long as I can remember. In the summer of 2012, I started looking at what I could do with an addition to my house. There were lots of comments and suggestions from the community that I appreciated. In the summer of 2013, while I was trying to garner support for the addition from the spouse, I picked up my first projector and entered the fray with a 10' x 10' multi-purpose room. Fast forward to January of 2019 (and a couple of life events later), I have a legitimate space to work with.
So begins the new journey....
The new space consists of two upstairs rooms. The first room was a theater for the previous homeowner(s). The second room is a bedroom that has a full bath and a modest walk-in closet. My plans for the second room are a dedicated poker room for home games.
Room 1: 16'10" x 20'7"
Room 2: 14'4" x 14'2"
I do not move in until February, so I have not spent a lot of time in the space. However, I was able to take a couple of measurements during a home inspection and added them to the realtor marketing data shown above.
There are several items that must be addressed with the theater. Lighting and light control will be a big one. The current screen is a 150" pulldown that is in front of the windows. I am thinking that I will need to rotate the seating 90% to get to a 2.35:1 fixed screen. Neither the currently installed projector or the one from my old space have lens memory, so a new projector is in order. I am thinking 7.X.4 ATMOS so a new audio chain is required. I will continue to use Crestron control. I am a bit worried that it appears that each room upstairs has a single 15A circuit each. Changing that sounds expensive. The poker room and HT area will both be competing for my time. I am not sure what my priority will be. Probably half involved in both so I can be the least efficient!
I do not have a set budget, but the only thing that I have ever bought new for my "theater" was a Oppo 103. I appreciate a good value so it will be difficult to just throw money at this and sleep at night. I will only be answering to myself, so perhaps it will be a bit easier to spend money.
Not sure if I am starting this thread too early since I have not moved in yet. I would hate to jinx anything. I look forward to deleting this part of the post in a few weeks once I close.
I look forward to any and all comments on my journey.