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Welcome to my theater build thread.
I've been loving reading others threads and getting some ideas and tips for doing my own.
Now that we've kinda settled into our new house, it's time to smash some stuff.
Here's the before and after shots of the space involved.

I have now tidied up lots of the wiring, and run power to the projector area, although I'll be waiting on sealing it off until I get my shipment of cables in so I can run an HDMI cable too.

Oooh this is already so fun.
 

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Looking good. :clap: Are you doing the work yourself?

I recently did some work done in my home and watching it get demo'd to studs to rock and then paint, is definitely fulfilling.

I only wish I had made it more ht friendly like you're going to do.

Best of luck!! Hope you share more pics along the way!!
 

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Looks like you're off to a good start.

Nice handle, by the way. Love me some classic Simpsons.

Regards,
sga2
 

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Well my shipment of a couple HDMI cables and Speaker wire arrived today so I was able to continue work on the room. Now just waiting for the mount. I also Picked up some Behr Silverscreen paint, and a couple paint samples to try to decide on colors to paint the rest of the room. Need to darken it down a touch. I'll be heading to "fabric land" for some black velvet for the front wall.
I also got a tip on a place in the city that sells OC703 panels at a "reasonable price" so I'll be able to get some treatments going too.

Full Room View:
I was able to get power run to where the projector will be mounted, and an HDMI Cable run there too.
Speaker wire has been run to the front speakers.



Rack Area:
Not much to say about it other than it used to be a closet.... so plenty of room for expansion :)



View of inside the rack.
I made sure to leave plenty of room to stand in behind there to get easy access to wires and such.


Still need to run wires for surrounds.
I'll be adding a couple more surrounds when I find some at a nice price, but the wiring for the rears will be quite simple.
 

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well, the projector will be getting returned to Costco.
Way too loud, and looks like I suffer from DLP-induced-carebear vision. (I see rainbows).
Looks like it will be LCD probably epson 8350.

Did some more work. getting prepped for paint, nothing exciting, just covering the big drywall holes.
 

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not too much progress, just been doing drywall work (previous owner left high and low spots at pretty much every seam).
Installed a few new light switches, and ran some more wires for surrounds.
Furniture comes tomorrow, so I'll be able to get some paint soon, and decide on carpet (eventually).
 

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Nice choice on the the projector. I went with the Epson 8350 as well. For me its a great projector for the money. Be sure to check your distance from the projector to the screen and make sure it matches up with the screen size you are planning. The 8350 is really flexible with placement but check out the distance calculator at projector central.
 

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Not too much progress lately. Got some furniture, and drywalling/mudding is ~90% done.
on to do list:
- Get door for top of stairs (keep kids/baby upstairs and sound downstairs)
- continue insulation of furnace room wall to reduce noice.
- decide on lighting
- decide on paint.
- decide on carpet.
- build subwoofer
- add two more speakers (looking for decent Bi-polar surrounds).
- acquire some room treatements and decide on placement.

too many decisions.
 

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Looks like things are going great!

As far as color goes, the only thing I could think of to detract from a two color idea is that it may appear like you have gone from one room to another - like in an open floor plan house (ie living room and kitchen are different colors). Other than that possible effect, I think it would look good.

Just curious - what are the room's dimensions?
 

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Room is approx 12.5x21x7.5
I'm thinking I'll at least try the two tone paint job. Paint is cheap right?
I really need to push the furniture out of the way and finish all the drywall work. It's close, but a little more work will make all the difference prior to paint.
Almost identical room dimensions as mine... Mine is 12.4x21x7.4
I thought about two tone paint also, but ended up with flat black.
 
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