Originally Posted by PeteJR24
I moved this from another sub-forum, since this is more of a dedicated theater build.
I have all of my equipment picked out and bought for my home theater room. I am about to purchase all necessary cables and run them in the room. I hope that you can confirm that this will work according to how I outlined below and let me know if you see any issues.
- BenQ HT3550
- 100” Silver Ticket Fixed Projector Screen
- Denon AVR-X4400H
- Desktop PC with an HDMI Cable
- Verizon Fios Set Top Box
- Verizon Fios Internet Router
- Speakers: All Klipsch – (2) R-820F, (1) R-34C, (2) R-51M, (2) RIC-65, (1) R-120SW
- Speaker wire will be 225 feet of 12ga CL3R Blue Jeans speaker cable (Belden 5000UE – Gray, it is UL listed and in-wall rated). The longest run is 43' from receiver to speaker.
- Subwoofer Cable will be 12' 6" of Blue Jeans Cable LC-1 Analog Audio Cable with Taversoe Crimp RCA Plugs
- HDMI Cable will be 25 feet of Monoprice Certified Preminum High Speed HDMI Cable (Product #15427) from A/V receiver to projector and smaller lengths of same cable between A/V receiver to sources (6’ 6” receiver to PC, 7’ from receiver to Verizon Fios Set Top Box, 9’ 6” from receiver to Roku, 5’ extra HDMI cable).
- Ethernet Cable will be 5’ to PC, 6’6’” to Fios Set Top Box , 5’ 5” to Receiver, 4’ to Roku of Blue Jeans Cat 6a Patch Cords--BJC C6AP.
- Coaxial Cable will need to be extended for Verizon Fios, so I will get 25 feet of Monoprice 25ft RG6 (18AWG) 750 ohm, Quad Shield, CL2 Coaxial Cable with F Type Connector (product #3033), it is UL listed and in-wall rated). Female to female connector/coupler will be gold from Best Buy and wall plate will be generic from Home Depot.
I want to do this right the first time, so all comments are welcome!
I have some comments.
First, I found that 5.1.2 vs 5.1 is just worthless. However, 5.1.4 is a very big gain. Your denon x4400h supports 9.2, 7.1.2, 5.1.4. So why not go with proper 4 speaker atmos in that setup and run 5.1.4?
Your cables are fine, it seems. The cat5e cable can be just the cheapest stuff you can find. It shouldnt be really a consideration in a build.
I have a 12.5 foot wide room. I can a luv seat (no console in center), a recliner, and a table between them. That leaves a couple feet for walking by on one side, but not the other. I don't see any way you're fitting a luv seat and 2 recliners in an 11 foot wide room. Also, consider if you're the main person that might be in there a lone a lot, you want your main seat to be centered. You don't want a centered luv seat that uncenters you. So consider all that.
For a 100" screen, I'd want to sit a lot closer especially if you're projector is considered a 4K projector. The closer you get, the bigger your screen magically feels. No use having a huge room with a bunch of empty space between you and the screen. I'm 7 feet from a 135".
Also, your room is 21' long? If you wanted, you could make a theater 11x15 and have a 6x11 room for your gear, and a couple arcade games that are out of sight. You could also make a second row on a riser if you wanted against the wall or use that back room as a subwoofer infinite baffle room