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  1. Jeffreybomb

    Media Closet Size?

    What's an appropriate measurement, depth and width, for a storage closet (for lack of a better word) for a home theater? I'll be running all my components out of this space, I just want to make sure I'm not building it too small.
  2. Jeffreybomb

    Building A Home Theater? Start Here.

    Our home theater is being built in the basement. I think the room-within-a-room build would be overkill, since the basement doesn't see nearly the amount of use as the ground floor. However, I'd like to keep the noise from getting through drywall and joists in the ceiling. Would I benefit from...
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    How To A Beginner’s Guide to Home Theater

    You think a "mobile phone on the shitter" qualifies as a "home theater"? I guess you're going to have a problem with me, then, because that's about the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen in a special interest forum -- and I belong to a number of forums. This kind of reply stinks of you...
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    How To A Beginner’s Guide to Home Theater

    I know I’m late to this, but that’s a pretty bad analogy. Putting a 27” tube TV on an IKEA shelving unit and calling it a “home theater” makes about as much sense as buying a Schwinn and calling it a “motorcycle” because it has handlebars, a seat, and two wheels. I’m actually building a home...
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    Basement Home Theater

    Our plans have been approved and my permit is ready to go! Another question regarding the build: three of my four walls are exterior concrete. Should I plan for channels between the wood frame and the exterior concrete walls, or is there no real reason to leave more than the standard amount of...
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    Basement Home Theater

    I was thinking the same thing, but I thought having the door would eliminate the need to double-wall the closet. A rough estimate for the closet is 3' wide (not entirely sure on the depth), so I might still have enough space to pull it off. I installed the repeater at my old house around 8...
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    Basement Home Theater

    Here's a very, very rough draft of my home theater layout and a bullet point list of ideas that I'm considering, though are likely to be revised in one way or another as I go: The room will be its own entity, not an open floor plan to the rest of the basement. AV closet: a space for all the...
  8. Jeffreybomb

    "Room within a room" and speaker set-up.

    Is it necessary to build a "room within a room" if we're not planning to mount speakers in walls?
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    Floorplan Creator?

    Sorry if this is a common question: we’re finally designing our basement layout and I’m having a hard time trying to find a useful program to aid in the design. There’s a ton of them! We have a totally blank slate. Any recommendations?
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    Wii Homebrew Network?

    I seem to recall a group of people who successfully created a third party program that mimics Nintendo’s online services for Wii systems. Google is failing me, though
  11. Jeffreybomb

    Drop ceiling options that don't suck?

    Our home theater and game room are going to be in our currently unfinished basement. Since there's so much conduit and piping running along various parts of the ceiling, the guys I'm working with suggested using drop ceiling. That way, if something were to go wrong, we wouldn't have to tear a...
  12. Jeffreybomb

    Places to buy stadium seating?

    I should consider futons. That's a good call. As far as who will be gaming: it'll run the gamut. We've got a Fortnite-infatuated teenager at home and a bunch of my friends who dig old school stuff. Inexpensive furniture is fine by me. The quality won't be top notch, but realistically, it's not...
  13. Jeffreybomb

    Blu-ray Review Willow 30th Anniversary Blu-ray Review

    Oh God. I can't believe this movie is 30 years old already. It was one of my favorites as a kid. Judging by the review, it aged well.
  14. Jeffreybomb

    Places to buy stadium seating?

    Holy mother of God, the base unit is a two-seater for $1,700! I wish I had that kind of budget!
  15. Jeffreybomb

    Places to buy stadium seating?

    Don't even get me started on Mariokart! I think I found a way to network several Wiis together and that's just damn dangerous for me to even think about right now, given that I don't even have a spot to put them. :)
  16. Jeffreybomb

    Places to buy stadium seating?

    All good points, but given the amount of work I plan to put into this game room, folding chairs just feels ... low effort. (For the record, I'm not overweight, but I am lanky.) :D I've also been considering couches or something similar.
  17. Jeffreybomb

    Places to buy stadium seating?

    @DaveF: yes for the first part of your question. However, the way it was set up in my old house, the TVs were along one single wall. At the time, we only had four of them. Now that we've added two TVs, it's only getting wider. I considered "stacking" them into two rows of four. The problem is...
  18. Jeffreybomb

    Places to buy stadium seating?

    Holy hell, I just realized my original post went unfinished somehow. That last sentence was supposed to say, "four for each TV". I have no idea what happened there. @Edwin-S: thanks, I found that site, too. They at least look more reputable than the randos I find on eBay. :) @DaveF: I'm...
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    Places to buy stadium seating?

    I'm interested in buying theater seating for a stadium-style set-up. I'm perfectly fine with considering used seating in order to keep the budget nice and low. I've perused eBay and craigslist for some ideas and I've actually found some options, but I'm sort of surprised how few used seats I've...
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    Building A Home Theater? Start Here.

    My wife and I are finally getting into a house that we don't have to gut and has a fantastic, unfinished basement -- hooray for blank slates! I'm pretty new to all of this (don't let my join date fool you). Thank you for the work you put into these write-ups.
  21. Jeffreybomb

    My Home Theater Page

    Of all the scenes in that movie, the guy getting sucked out of the airlock was the one that freaked me out the most.
  22. Jeffreybomb

    Floor Plan Design Help

    Thanks for the replies, folks. They were quite insightful. If a permit is necessary, I'd like to err on the side of caution and pull one. Of the permits I've pulled in the past, they're not expensive. I think getting the design done is probably what's going to be somewhat pricey. I have a...
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    Floor Plan Design Help

    I've been lurking for a loooong time and I've finally got a basement large enough to make what I think could be a really cool home theater. That being said, I've searched Google recently and I can't seem to find a straightforward answer. Who can I consult to help me lay out a floor plan that I...
  24. Jeffreybomb

    Multiple Wii wifi connections?

    I was thinking that, but I was also thinking the opposite, being that I often play Worldwide and the connection is normally very good. I guess I'll test it out and see how it goes. I have a number of Mariokart fan friends. It would be fun to play that many people in one spot!
  25. Jeffreybomb

    Split screen with two tvs?

    It varies greatly depending on the system and the game. What are you running?
  26. Jeffreybomb

    Multiple Wii wifi connections?

    Is it possible to run multiple Wii systems from the same WiFi connection? I'm wondering if I can use three TVs to play six-player Mariokart Wii by way of the friend match-up system in the game.
  27. Jeffreybomb

    Recommend an Xbox game for short attention span guy

    Also! Outland is fantastic! It's a 2D game that has elements of old-school Price of Persia in it. I loved Outland.
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    Recommend an Xbox game for short attention span guy

    If you're a music fan, anything from the Rock Band series works. You can unlock the entire catalogue without having to play through the game. If I have a little time to kill, I'll pop off a few tunes in Rock Band. My friends and I get a big kick out of Blur's multiplayer, especially the...
  29. Jeffreybomb

    Renovation question

    I've turned my attention from the living room to the basement. I'm working on turning the basement into a place where we can entertain easier. Eventually, I hope to put in a whole bunch of techie gadgets and home theater gear, but I'm down to studs and rafters for now. Which brings me to my...
  30. Jeffreybomb

    TV or projector?

    I'm glad you asked this, because I was going to start a similar thread! I'd like to include considerations for Xbox 360 and Wii usage, as I want to move them into my home theater to remove clutter from the living room system.
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