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  1. Speakers
    Hi all. I've lurked these forums for years getting advice on TVs and audio equipment. Many thanks for your experience and expertise. I'm finally starting a home theater in a house I moved into recently. It's taking advantage of some of the theater space the previous owners used, but I don't have...
  2. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    I've wanted a dedicated home theater for as long as I can remember. We moved into a house with an unfinished basement in 2019, and I started working on the basement... I expected to save the theater for last, but I just couldn't help myself!!! [emoji16]️ The labor is all DIY, by myself, unless...
  3. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Hello- I'm working on finishing my basement. We will be using the room for a home theater setup. My budget is moderate. $2-4k. I'm leaning towards an Epson 4K projector, but really need help with the audio setup. Since this is a new basement finish, I would like advice on the best surround sound...
  4. Soundbars
    I am a first time poster. I’m finishing my basement and my wife and I are considering some type of surround sound. The basement has an open layout (its not a theater room) and will be generally be used by our family to watch movies and by me to watch sporting events. From what I read on the...
  5. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    It has been many years since I posted on this forum. Back in 2013 I put on a huge addition to a house I no longer own and part of that addition included a very large, 12 seat dedicated theater: (Image photo shopped, obviously). Old thread was for the Living Hope Theater on AVS. I sold that...
  6. DIY Speakers and Subs
    I currently have a basement room that my home theater is setup in. I use it for primarily for movies but I do use it for music as well. The room size is 24'5"x 16'9" ceiling (all popcorn) is 7'5" and opens up to a hallway to the rest of the basement and stairs. My tv is on the long wall to one...
  7. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    After moving into a new home in April, my wife and I found ourselves in the position of redoing our basement sooner rather than later, which includes putting in a new floor. For all intents and purposes, the basement is more or less going to be a dedicated home theater space, with the exception...
  8. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hello all! I've begun the planning process for a new, small, basement build. I'm working with some fun challenges (impediments) that include low ceiling height in an 1880's house (
  9. Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP
    I'm in the process of furnishing the basement and would like to get electrical work done to mount the projector in the ceiling. * Two of my short-listed projectors are BENQ TK 850 and Epson HC 3800. * Both would require projectors to be mounted roughly around 17 ft to light-up a 175-inch...
  10. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Wax Trax! Theater - 7.2.4 Atmos Build The AVS Forum is an awesome community and I owe many thanks to you. I've lurked for quite a while, but finally have the opportunity to build my first home theater. I have many ideas, but I am very interested in gathering input from the community. I am...
  11. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Newbie here! To reduce sound from travelling to the upstairs from a basement, what are the priorities for sound reduction? That is, where should one put the money first? First...thanks for all the great threads and links! We have an unfinished basement. We plan to finish about 450 square feet...
  12. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Home is 2 months away from closing... I found this forum this week. I had all the prewiring done in ceiling for a 7.2. Basement is a walkout with lots of windows (see pictures). The layout is 37' x 17', ceiling is 9' and 1 foot deep. There are load bearing columns separating [*1]Screen area...
  13. Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP
    Hello all! Since this forum over the years has recommended me a Sony Wega 4:3 1080i CRT and three separate Panasonic plasma televisions over the course of the past decade and a half, I knew when I decided to get a projector that I'd have to come here :) I have been so happy with those purchases...
  14. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Basement Build - I get to have a projector finally!!! Original post: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi all - I am just embarking on my basement finish and I have the green light to build a small media room with projector. I am...
  15. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    I'm looking for advice on a theater build in Los Angeles (nowhere near the fires, thankfully!). I'm a film/tv editor with a discerning eye (and ear) for quality, but am VERY new to the home theater enthusiast world, so forgive my ignorance on where to start! Our townhouse/condo is on the side...
  16. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Hey guys. Playing around with the idea of turning our unfinished basement into a theater. After doing some research, I think I should do a room within a room due to the fact of a bedroom above the basement. However, cost is more important than the overall effectiveness of the sound proofing...
  17. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hello, I am looking for some general thoughts/advice from people on how I should handle the setup of our home theater downstairs. I'm looking to do a 7.1.4 setup in our basement but the left side of the theater area has a large open space which goes into the other portion of the basement and we...
  18. Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP
    Hi all, New to forums! Spent a bit of time reading and learning. Recently purchased the Epson 3700 (on sale for $1249 - pretty good deal at BBUY after black Friday). I have it mounted 13' from a 110' Elite fixed screen in my basement which was 4 windows and 2 of them not far from the screen. I...
  19. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hello all, I've been doing a bunch of reading here and I've come up with what I think is a solid plan for my theatre room/recording studio. I just have a couple questions and would like some critique on my plan. I'm going to turn my currently unfinished basement into a recording studio and...
  20. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hi everyone, I am starting to plan out the layout for my basement. I plan to make one room be a media/theater room, but am not sure where the best place for it would be. I attached the basement layout. The actual basement is slightly different. Highlighted area 1 has a water softener, and...
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