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  1. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hello, I am starting my new home theater and would love to get advice. My first step is painting the room, I will be getting this done within the next week. Here is my thoughts: Ceiling - Tricorn Black - SW 6258 Walls - Red Theatre - SW 7584 Second, I would love advice on what...
  2. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hello Everyone - I am in the process of finishing my basement to include a dedicated home theater room. I have done a lot of research online (mostly this forum) but still would love the community's input. The room will be 13' 6" x 23". The ceiling is 8'. It will be used exclusively for home...
  3. AV Home Theater
    We've had our basic basement theater going for a while. It has a black front wall and ceiling with dark grey for the rest of the room. Everyone thinks the room looks great. However I find that staying down there for more than a movie or so it becomes dull and sometimes depressing. We use it on...
  4. Home Theater Design and Construction
    So about to finish my basement and thought I would ask here in the forum if I could get some help on what I should consider prewiring and with what wired equipment and accessories. I have all the audio equipment that I already require to start as follows: Optoma HD33, Tekton Mini Lore Monitors...
  5. Home Theater Design and Construction
    When I move into my house, the basement was partially finished but really odd. We decided to buy the house regardless knowing I would one day redo everything. This took a jump start a couple years later when a carpenter turned teacher friend offered to help with demo during his spring break...
  6. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hello All I’ll go ahead and thank anyone who can help ahead of time! Greatly appreciated as I want to get this right from the start as changes are a little tougher after the build is complete. I’m a new member but have lurked for a while. So much great information and expert advice on this...
  7. Home Theater System Recommendations
    We are finishing our basement and want to use our family room as a home entertainment room for watching movies, TV, and sports, playing video games, and entertaining friends. I had been doing some equipment research online then our contractor put us in touch with a local home theater designer...
  8. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Introduction message to my new build. I just finished building a suite in our basement and have the remaining area to work with. The "Dungeon" room is ideal for a HT so here we go. Room size is 20' long x 11' & 12' wide (bay shape area) X 7'11" high. Concrete walls floor to ceiling on two...
  9. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Well looks like I will be putting this project on hold. I'll post once there is a set time, date and person whom I can work with to get this project started and completed w/o any conflicts.
  10. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hopefully this is the right spot for this question as it's my first post. I've been a long time lurker and gaining valuable information but it's time to ask a few questions. I just bought a house and it has a space in the basement I'm going to use as a dedicated ht. The raw space is...
  11. Home Theater Design and Construction
    I have my general room layout as pictured below. Excuse the drawing but I did it in excel, each block representing 1’. As you can see this is not a dedicated theater room and I’m trying to decide on a screen that is view-able with a decent amount of ambient light. There is one window near...
  12. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hi everyone, I'm building my own villa, and I'm planning to have a dedicated Home Theater Room in the Basement. I'm still reading and reading regarding all the aspects of building my desired Home Theater. I'll start step by step and I'm hoping that I'll get your suggestions and...
  13. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Super new to the website and to the HT arena. I am currently finishing my basement and have planned to install a projector with home theater system. I would truly appreciate any advice on the following: 1. Speakers 5.1 or higher? 2. Projector - What brand and quality? 3. Projector Screens -...
  14. Home Theater Design and Construction
    I'm in the process of redoing the finished part of my basement for a modern home theater. The current basement is straight out of the 70's and just awful looking, not to mention insulated poorly. The two options I am thinking of are this: 4 inches of extruded polystyrene, furring strips and...
  15. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hello HTS'ers! I have just completed the move to a new house, well.. my first house. It's not exactly new, and the basement is small-ish, but it will definitely do! Attached are some pictures of the space I will be working in, my idea currently is to build a false wall along the right side...
  16. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hello fellow HT enthusiasts! I have always wanted a dedicated Home Theater and now the time is finally right! I am not ready to build as there’s so much that I don’t know, but a fellow forum member convinced me that it’s best to go ahead and start a build thread to get many questions answered...
  17. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hi, We are moving to a new home with a basement in next 3 weeks, the basement will be fully renovated and include home cinema area and kids place. I have read the forum recommendation and tips and decided to go with Projector instead of big LCD screen. Due to basement structure it was...
  18. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hi, I am moving to a new townhouse and i am planning to build a home theater in the basement. I have HTIB Onkyo S7409 which has receiver Onkyo NR-609. I was using the speakers and woofer that i received with this HTIB. I am planning to upgrade my home theater system now. Please suggest me if i...
  19. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hi All, My new house is under construction and I was really excited in finishing my basement for HT until I found out below hurdles... Hope experts here can guide me through this and make my dream come true. I am finishing 23x20 rec room (hall) at my basement and found out that I got 2...
  20. Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hello, I am trying to install a set of 5.1 speakers in my family room. The family room is like an extension to the house with vaulted ceilings. Hence both the front and the rear speakers are on external walls. I have first tried to install the rear speakers, where I am stuck. The intention is...
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