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New House, Home Theater size 10' X 20'

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by JimKnotz, May 2, 2005.

  1. JimKnotz

    JimKnotz Auditioning

    Jan 14, 2005
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    Hey Guys! I just bought a new house that's being starting this summer and completed in December. The builder has an add-on option to pre-wire the speaker wire underneath the hardware and I would like to exercise this option to save me the trouble during construction.

    What should I look for with regards to the wiring and what needs to be pre-wired? What type of insulation should I have ? What type of flooring ?

    What Projector and screen should I get ? I don't have a 7.1 system currently but should I wire for one ?

    Thanks guys !

    Jim Knotz
  2. Mark Tranchant

    Mark Tranchant Stunt Coordinator

    May 9, 2002
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    10 inches is a bit narrow for a theatre room... [​IMG]

    Seriously, if you're having a new floor, why not ask the guy to put in one or more lengths of drainpipe under the floor, with bends accessible at each end. Make sure you put a few lengths of string through them before laying, and then you can pull the cable of your choice through them at a later date.
  3. Parker Clack

    Parker Clack Schizophrenic Man

    Jun 30, 1997
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    Kansas City, MO
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    I would wire for 7.1 so you are setting it up for later on even if you don't use 7.1 to start out with. I would have your builder put the wiring in conduits wide enough so that if you decide to run other wiring through it in the future you can.

    I would go with a front projection system. Their are many models to chose from that will give you a great picture. If you don't go with front projection from the start at least you will have the wiring in place.

    Look through our member's gallery at http://www.hometheaterforum.com/gallery/index.php to get an idea of what others have done.

    When you start putting it together post some pictures in the gallery.


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