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Just starting on finishing the Theatre room in my house. The previous owner built it but didn't finish it out.

First things first. I have a large opening of 12 ft on right wall from viewing position to enable more flow to and from the game room adjacent.

the room is 25 deep x 15 wide x 10 tall

Primary purpose: Watching football games and entertaining. Xbox Gaming. Movie watching.

Primary Equipment:
Epson 6010 UB Projector - Split screen hdmi source for watching multiple games or playing multiple xbox as well as parallel source to duplicate into game room.
Denon 3313ci Amp - For multi-zone audio for attached game room
Def Tech 8060 Floors and 8040 Center and Surrounds.

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Wow, you're off to a great start thanks to the previous owner. This will be a great spot to hang out and watch games with friends. What are you plans for finishing it?
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Thx Peter.

I must first say this is a very addictive, expensive, and confusing adventure!

I am on information overload right now.

I have a separate media closet where I currently house:
Xantech 8 zone audio
Xantech 4 way component matrix - for smaller house tvs
Direct Tv boxes
Apple Tv
Grace Audio
Dual FM Tuner
Routers, Cable Modem
Intercom
Security Cameras
HomeSeer Server - Zwave lighting
URC Msc 400

All of that was DIY and pretty easy compared to what I'm getting into here.

My plans are a 12 seater with 2 rows of 4 recliner style and a bar in the back.
I plan on a 1.5 ft false wall in the front with a vutech 123.
First row of seats at 11 feet (eye to screen) and second at 17 on riser. Then bar for 4 right behind.

I'm thinking of a remote control curtain to perform the blackout to the other room for better light control when watching movies. I also think I will need to install a better sound proof scheme in connected room to prevent leaking of sound to the rest of the house.

I have some wire and sound on order to start understanding the room acoustics.

My wife has fabric samples of Pallisar on order as well as GOM for wall panels.

My current delimas / questions

Sound proof on the front wall? Even when using BiPolar Speakers? The Def Tech towers have speakers pointing to the rear and it seams this would defeat the purpose.

50 ft runs to the media closet? Does a 50 ft HDMI cable really work wel or are baluns better?

Researching how to best kill the room echo. Very "tin"ny.

The new soffit I just added seams to need treatment but Im not sure what. I was going to just use it as my wire housing and just add drywall.
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Is the soffet functional or decorative?

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Wardsweb,

I was just posting about this. To be honest, I just built it yesterday after viewing others theaters mostly to contain smaller perimeter lights and as an easy cable management location.

I'm thinking I can add something in there as a base trap but still researching.

I'm not very organized/experienced on this project so things will definitely change as others advise.

Most of my other construction projects have started on a napkin drawing as well.
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50 ft runs to the media closet? Does a 50 ft HDMI cable really work wel or are baluns better?
I have found this article from RAM Electronics to be helpful in terms of choosing HDMI cables. Other members may be able to chime in with advice about the limitations of HDMI at longer distances. I have had good results with HDMI over CAT5 for longer runs. Monoprice.com has what you need to do that. They have good prices on HDMI cables as well - I am using a couple of theirs at home.
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I used my soffits as bass traps from 20-200 by lining with insulation and facing it with ..... sorry, I cannot recall the name at the moment but it is like a thick vinyl. If you are interested, you can search my build thread for "soffit" - follow the link in my sig.
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Thanks for the quick replies. I have some research todo tonight.

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Theater entrance from game room.


current media closet


Blue lines are where columns will go

and for fun..

my new favorite stud finder from Franklin. it shows you the studs exact location. Very friendly when working around plumbing in the wall. It doesn't detect electrical or water like my other but is amazing at finding studs.
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current media closet
Dang, that's luxurious! A window view and everything!
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