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#64975 - 10/18/04 04:45 PM Planning a Dedicated HT room.... Ideas?
Haoleb Offline
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Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 1488
Loc: Maine
Well, been a long time since i have posted anything about Home theaters but the time has come

We are going to be building a house in the near future and we're desiging the house plans right now. So far theres is a 13'x19' space that has been dedicated to a home theater room, walls will probbly be 9' high. Budget is about 20k for everything, so i need a audio system, front projector and screen and still have to have about 5k left for furnishings.

A few of the things that come to mind is the Epic 80 7.1 system for speakers with either a HSU or SVS or possibly even axiom sub. For reciever i was tossing around the idea of the NAD T773 with the C372 to power front left and right speakers, and probbly a $3-400 dvdp.

Because i already own the M80's and the NAD C370 im fairly confident that it would sound good and perform well but am always open to suggestions. The main area i need ideas is for the video portion. I want around a 6' or bigger screen and a front projector for the room and i have zero experience with the video part. I looked at a few projectors online, crutchfields most expensive one was around 9k (doable) but i had previously thought that was around the mid and of things. Are there any particular brands i should look into or stay away from?

Nothing is written in stone yet so any ideas or advice would be great
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#64976 - 10/18/04 04:57 PM Re: Planning a Dedicated HT room.... Ideas?
bigjohn Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
well, all right haole-boy!! finally gonna get an HT... i been wondering how long it would be til the bug finally got to you.. i knew that 2 channel stuff would eventually lead to the big whammo..

i wish i had some great advice to give you, but i dont.. in fact, i am looking into a bigger TV and sub myself right now. but, sounds like you already have a good idea of what you want, and i know you have the technical knowledge to get the correct pieces to do what you want.

good luck, and as always... POST PICS when finished.. (whenever that is)

bigjohn
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#64977 - 10/18/04 05:28 PM Re: Planning a Dedicated HT room.... Ideas?
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8294
Loc: Tacoma
Thank you for sharing your journey with us, Haole.

My first thought was just to go back and re-read some Sushi posts

Will you be able to adequately control ambient light in the room? One thing Sushi did (and others?) that I thought was clever was to have a tube TV for informal/bright watching and also a good quality retractable screen for "the big show".

Wish I could help more. I look forward to learning, and to hearing more about your exciting project.
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#64978 - 10/18/04 06:16 PM Re: Planning a Dedicated HT room.... Ideas?
Haoleb Offline
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Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 1488
Loc: Maine
We will definetly be able to control light, because theres not going to be any windows! lol.

I am pretty sure we need to have some sort of windows or door in the room for state building codes but whatever goes in will have thick drapes or whatever is needed to keep light out. The main reason we are putting in the theater is for resale of the house but its gonna be fun to have one for a couple years

One of the biggest challenges is going to be acoustics and placing the speakers and what materials and stuff to put in the room. I thought that putting carpet halfway up the walls or so would be good for sound. We will probbly have to check out the local HT installers here for some of their advice. As time goes on i will probbly be able to post a plan of the room and what we want to do but thats still a while yet.
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#64979 - 10/18/04 06:18 PM Re: Planning a Dedicated HT room.... Ideas?
spiffnme Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
Building a new home in Hawaii with a dedicated HT. *sigh*

NICE!



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#64980 - 10/18/04 06:32 PM Re: Planning a Dedicated HT room.... Ideas?
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6252
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Brandon,

I'm sure there are a number of products like this, but this might be a place to start. Roc-Lon Blackout Draperies and Liners. They are carried by JC Penny.
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#64981 - 10/18/04 09:25 PM Re: Planning a Dedicated HT room.... Ideas?
md55 Offline
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Registered: 05/20/03
Posts: 284
Loc: Nevada City, CA
Have you checked out Projector Central to reserach the new projectors. The prices are coming down on very good new models.
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#64982 - 10/18/04 09:51 PM Re: Planning a Dedicated HT room.... Ideas?
spiffnme Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
Not sure about models, but I know InFocus has gotten many raves in the past.


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#64983 - 10/20/04 03:36 AM Re: Planning a Dedicated HT room.... Ideas?
BlainTx Offline
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Registered: 09/21/04
Posts: 6
Hello,
I am also building a home that will be ready in about a month. I will have a 14x16 Dedicated HT room. I have already framed for acoustics, and a 100" screen. The best place to research about front projectors is avs forums. The guys over their really know their stuff. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?forumid=9
Do not even think about buying through crutchfield, they are nothing but ripoffs. You should look at the benQ 8700+ it sells for about 3999.00 and it compares to 8000.00+ projectors, or you can look at the new Pansonic Ae700 which is only 2199.00 and it is again being compared to projectors that are 3 times that price. I have seen the benQ and it looks like you are watching a 100" plasma screen.
I have heard the NAD 773. That is one nice sounding receiver. You also might look at some of the higher end Marantz receivers they sound very much alike.
I am going with the Epic 60 7.1 setup for my room since it is so small. I have also decided on 2 svs subs as well.(I like bass) I think I am going with the Panasonic Ae700U and a 100.00" Dalite HccV cinema vision screen. I am still deciding between a Marantz,NAD, or Integra receiver.
Anyways sorry for ranting on, but just thought I would share. I have put about 100 hours of research into my Home theater and will gladly share any knowledge I have acquired( if any ). Best of luck, this is a fun hobby!

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#64984 - 10/20/04 12:25 PM Re: Planning a Dedicated HT room.... Ideas?
Haoleb Offline
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Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 1488
Loc: Maine
Thanks, i have posted a thread at AVS forums and will see what they say

I have been looking at projectors more and it does seem that 10k for a projector and stuff is alot more than we need to spend to get something good. I was looking at the Infocus 7200 and it seems to be kinda "all that" from what i have seen so far but ive got alot more reading to do. If i dont spend as much on a projector maybe i can get one of the new axiom subs we shall see.
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