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post #51 of 345 Old 07-22-08, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Re: New basement HT Posting progress photos

Well I didn't get as far as a would have liked doing the wiring so I am going to take a half day off from work to get it done before the contractor wants to insulate.

I spent about an hour figing out the location of the speakers. I used 15' as the sweet spot and use the Dolby True HD guide and placed the surround (side) speakers at 90/110 deg from the front rown, this places them between t he first and second row.

The rear channel is at 60 from center (30 to the left, 30 to the right, its fine on the south side but the north side there is no wall so I will need to mount on the ceiling.

Front channel should be 45 degrees from center and they match up almost perfectly in the corners of the east wall (screen obviously), center channel will be beneigh the screen along with the IR Repeater, go to be sure I do not obscure the IR Repeater with the speaker :-O

Sub(s) will go in the corners on the floor/stage when built.

Next is the wall sconces, I am having a of a time figuring out where to place those. I tried eye evel but that seems a little low, so I will go just above (my) eye level, but the position in the room I am not sure, I was going to go 8 foot apart, but I was not sure how far away from the screen I needed / should be. Any thoughts. If I come back 8 foot from the wall, you will be able to see them out of the corner of you eye and I am not sure I like that. Also I do not want them too close to the side channel speakers. Any help would be appreciated.

No time currently to post photos, but I am taking pictures throughout the whole process.
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post #52 of 345 Old 07-22-08, 11:58 AM
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Re: New basement HT Posting progress photos

I think you need to ask yourself ... What is the purpose of the sconces???

Aesthetic, light the room, add ambience (you'll use a dimmer to lower the light but won't turn off completely), etc. ... based on that you'll find the correct spot.

When I build my HT room, I installed track lights, those are turned on just for entering the room ... when movie is on light go out (lights are in the side wall near the back of the room); I also installed rope lights to the riser to leave it on during movies so people don't fall ... I have never used them (rope light), TV gives enough light to walk in/out of the room during movies)
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Re: New basement HT Posting progress photos

Its mostly to ad ambient room light and for looks mostly. They will be on dimmers.
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Its mostly to ad ambient room light and for looks mostly. They will be on dimmers.
I'm trying to access your pictures ... I can't

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... Next is the wall sconces, ... I will go just above (my) eye level, but the position in the room I am not sure, I was going to go 8 foot apart, but I was not sure how far away from the screen I needed / should be... Also I do not want them too close to the side channel speakers.
Is there any way you can connect the sconce and try different places before permanently installing them??? ... so you'll know how they will look and how well they will light the room???

How many do you plan to install??? ... maybe one on each side wall be enough
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Re: New basement HT Posting progress photos

Be very careful with sconces anywhere in the front half of the room. If you put them there, make **** sure you can turn them completely off while leaving other ones on so you don't wash out the screen. It doesn't take a lot of light up front to ruin a picture.

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I'm trying to access your pictures ... I can't
Its working again, I restarted that server and forgot to enable the web server

Well I pulled an all nighter to complete the wiring, I think I have the wall sconces in a good place and to answer one question they are on their own circuit and will be dimmable and on/off.

I have a 50' RCA Cable running to both the left and right sides of the screen area (in case I want to use two subs), FR, Center, FL, I believe I have my surrounds in the correct location, as well as my rear channels. The Front left and right are 45 deg with the "sweet spot" of 15' from the screen, the rears are 60 deg, and the sides are about 110, aligned with the center between the 1st and second row.

More to come and photos.

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Forgot to say (I am tired with only having 2 hours sleep, and have to work a whole day) the contractor is insulating this morning, and we go get drywall tonight and he starts dry walling tomorrow. He feels that he can get the drywall in tomorrow and start taping and muding on Friday. He wants to work Saturday and Sunday and he feels that by Monday evening I should be able to start paining!
I think this will be a record for getting a Home Theater done in the shortest time frame? Start to finish (room) in 1 Week?
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I think this will be a record for getting a Home Theater done in the shortest time frame? Start to finish (room) in 1 Week?
Then comes the fun part ... set up, play movie ... set up again, play movies ... then tweek again, play movies ... upgrade something ... set up, play movies ... and keep going and going
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The insulation is in, he started at 8:30am and was done at 12:30pm We are going tonight to get the dry wall. I am SO tired.

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You can sleep next month.
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