My Basement Theater Plan, Need Ideas!

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  1. Shajan

    Shajan Auditioning

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    I've got a room that's similar. 13x20x8

    I'm not thrilled about the curtain. Going to throw off the sound somewhat.

    You may find that with a 65" TV you don't have much room to position the front speakers. I have a 65" and just enough room to set the speakers out from the walls and TV.

    I guess that depends on what type of speakers your using too.

    My basement has lots of extra space too. I have a small TV and stereo system (I'm talking cheap stuff 20" TV and JVC executive type system - say $400-$500). Kids sometimes watch the TV and play games on it. Wife used the stereo during exersize. The HT is dedicated. Just for watching movies or HDTV. It's kind of a treat. Not just for everyday stuff.

    Just my ideas, hope you get lots of others.

    Good luck and keep looking around here for great ideas.
     
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    I also have a similar layout in my lower level HT. Any chance you could put the TV & gear on the opposit end wall ? If so you could build them into the wall and access them from behind also gives you another 2 feet or so in your room. This is what I did in mine and it works out real well. Just a thought. Good luck and have fun.

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    i sit 8 feet away from a 50" widescreen and i think its too big, i dont know how you will feel about a 65" at 10 feet. Seriously sit 10 feet away at the store and make sure that size will be allright.
     
  5. Shajan

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    Thanks guys, keep the comments coming.

    I can't move the tv to the other side because of the stairs going up. It will be too narrow there.

    I will be soundproofing the left wall so it's properties are similar to the curtain(non-reflective), also a riser for the rear seating.

    Albert, I currently have the 65" and sit 10' away and the picture is fine. This is a HD Ready wide screen so I don't see the scan lines.
     
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    It's a lot like my set up but I have a 12x24 (see my site) www.prosteering.8k.com . I would build a raised rear seating if I were you. And I question if your really going to have enough room for two rows to begin with. Nineteen feet is not a lot of room to work with! My front row is 14' back from the screen which is the wall (front projection). Then I have 3' of legroom for the next row which only leaves about 2 1/2' of walking room behind the rear couch and the back wall. So I would measure your couches closely and perhaps mark the floor to see if it will fit as you have indicated. If I were you I would put the 65" out in the game room and run front projection in the theater. This way you could wall off the room and have a theater that can play loud with out disturbing the others in the house. I would also run a second set of L/R surrounds for the rear seating, other wise the rear seating will have poor surround imaging!
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