Intro: (updated 3/13/17)
In my first apartment I put together my first surround sound setup and was blown away - I knew from that point on that I was eventually going to have a home theater. In 2010 my wife and I found the perfect house - and it happened to have a room in the basement that we both agreed would become our "movie room". Over the last 7 years the plan has morphed and changed quite a bit as you will see documented in the following pages. The emphasis has been on creating the full "Cinema" effect rather than just creating a dark dungeon for watching movies. Our current setup (as of March 2017) includes a ticket booth, concession area with popcorn and candy, a bar with pool table and poker table, and a Home Theater PC running Kodi with CinemaVision to give the full movie theater experience when watching a movie.
I will be keeping this first post updated as things change - hope you enjoy the thread!
Current status (as of 7/10/17):
- Phase 3 is complete! Click Here for start
- Building an arcade machine for the bar area...
- Harmony 1100 has been replaced with Harmony Elite
- Front wall was covered in Roxul Safe 'n Sound
Demo of the CinemaVision system with Insteon lighting control:
Front of the room (2/14/17)
*this one is a little blurry... will retake it later*
Equipment in the room: (Updated 1/15/17)
BenQ HT2050 Projector
DIY 117" 16:9 spandex acoustically transparent screen
Harman Kardon AVR 3600 - as a preamp/processor
Harman Kardon AVR 635 - as the amplifier
Speakers: Pioneer SP-FS51-LR front towers, Pioneer SP-C21 Center, Emotiva ERD-1 surrounds, Dayton rears.
Subwoofers: Elemental Designs A2-300 (x2)
Sony BDP-BX58 (S580) Blu-ray Player and SACD Player
Motorola DCX-3200 Cable Box
HTPC running OpenELEC and Kodi
AppleTV2 (1080p version)
Pioneer S810S tape deck (retired)
Mitsubishi 73" DLP TV - 73740 (retired)
Toshiba 57h94 CRT RPTV (retired)
Infinity TSS-450 5.1 system (retired)
System controlled with Harmony Elite remote and hub
Harmony 1100 and RF extender (retired)
Lighting controlled by Insteon hub
***Pictures in posts prior to 2016/2017 may be missing... Thank you Photobucket! I am going to be slowing moving them over to Flickr... so be patient.***
Note: I have moved the content of the "original" first post down to the second post... not that anyone will probably notice I'm reserving the first post for updates to the current status.