Building a small home theatre room

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  1. whatdoesthisdo

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    We have a weird shaped room and I have decided to split it in half and build a small home theatre room which works out about 4x3.5mtr

    I have put extra supports in for TV and speaker mounts and ran cable for speaker wiring. Anybody done something similar? Any learnings or advice. Will need recommendations on audio/video/HTPC equipment too.

    It's been a long long time since I looked into HT builds.

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    good move, keeping the AC and the fan in the HT :)
     
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    Fan will be coming down but a/c will stay.
     
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    Personally, based on experience I'd be keeping whatever device is the quietest and those fans can be quite noisy. Trust me, it annoys the crap out of you when you watch a movie. I wish I had a room I could wall off like that, good job!
     
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    Thanks man, yeah I agree plus I want to do a little raised seating area so the fan will definitely be obtrusive.
     
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    I can't hear ours. Get what you pay for... You will hear the AC regardless
     
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    My AC's no where near as bad as the ceiling fan. The other problem with a ceiling fan is it blows the projection screen, which gets very annoying. Also, considering the lighting in most home theaters, in certain situations the ceiling fan can cover and uncover the lighting resulting in a strobe effect.
     
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    Get a solid/stretched screen.
    Place the lights appropriately.
    Or just remove the friggin thing :)
     
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    remove ceiling fan and get a fixed frame screen.

    suggested gear:
    paradigm monitor se 3000 fronts and monitor 2000 centre
    Denon avrx 2500 av receiver
    Paradigm DSP3200 12" subwoofer
    Paradigm P65IW in wall rears or Surround 1 rears
    Sony HW45ES Projector
    110" screen

    If you wants great pricing on the above let me know.
     
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    If wall mounting TV or adding a PJ run conduit in wall so easy to add or upgrade cables as HDMI gear moves to new versions (like 2.1).
     
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    How did this end up? Keen to see some progress :D
     
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    Yeah pics please...
     
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    Sorry guys, sadly I have had a pretty painful accident with AC joint separation requiring a hook plate to be surgically fitted which means I am out of commission for a long while.

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    Don't hover board while intoxicated.
     
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    Leave that nonsense to the professional footballers :)

    Speedy recovery!
     
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    Jesus tap dancing Christ that looks painful. Good luck with the recovery. Shame you didn't finish it prior to the accident as you could have made the most of it!
     
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    Incredibly painful. Yeah would have been real nice to have finished. Really frustrating sitting here looking at half complete.
     
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    If going a projector, don't waste your time with anything but a tensioned fixed screen. Pull down screens will drive you mad with waves or bands especially if you plan on keeping the AC there!
     
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    I am really divided on projector v TV. Everyone I talk to says TV, I like TV's and have never experienced a HT projector worth considering but I think they create (from pictures I have seen) a more theater "feel" and obviously can display a much larger picture. I would love to hear peoples opinions especially ones from those that have had both.

    Did a quick sketchup for the the couch risers and bulk heads. Might be able to start on them in the following weeks if I my arm keeps getting better.

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  19. zeggie

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    I love my projector, for movies it is supreme. But you have to be willing to treat the room (matte black paint) or you'll never get the best out of whatever you buy. You'll also need to mess around with cabling through the roof and mounting.

    If the room is going to be an "all-rounder", especially if kids will use it, then just go a massive LED. Even 70-75 inches are cheap these days. Mounting and cabling those are a piece of cake.
     
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    I would definitely check out some projector setups. For that cinema feel you need a BIG screen. Also the look of movies on a matte white screen as opposed to reflective glass makes a big difference too.

    I love my 120" screen and the missus looks at me like I'm mad when I suggest watching something on the plasma in the living room
     
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