please help with theater.

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  1. Derek S

    Derek S Stunt Coordinator

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    I was looking for some advise on how to set up a theater. my wife and i are having a house built, and will be using the family room for a theater....not really a dedicated one but pretty close. the dimensions are about 22' x 15' there is a sliding door(on side wall) about 15' to 16' from the front (tv wall) I was wondering where would be the best place to put the surrounds. Also, what would be a good size tv to put in that room, I know that the bigger the set the further away you sit. with the sliding door in mind, and surround speaker placement an issue, what would be a good size. There is about 2 feet behind the slidng door to the back of the wall, i could mount the side speakers there, or in front of the sliding door, any ideas?

    thanks for anyhelp.

    Peace

    Banky
     
  2. Derek S

    Derek S Stunt Coordinator

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    anybody?
     
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    thanks a bunch Roger.

    I will look it over.

    Peace
     
  5. Matt Stryker

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    If you can put vertical blinds over the sliding door to control light, your room would be beautiful for FPTV. Do you have pre-existing equipment you are going to bring in, or are you buying everything from scratch?
     
  6. Derek S

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    blinds will be a for sure thing, being the room is on the ground level and wife won't walk around nekkid she doesn't want some guy peeping in...go figure :b

    I will be getting new stuff after the move. I am thinking

    marantz SR9200

    paradigm 11's

    Paradigm cc370

    paradigm apd370

    paradigm pw2200

    as far as video, still debating. for some reason the wife thinks that a projector is a huge investment, as were a big screen is just a tv. she watches a lot of tv, so i was leaning towards the poineer pro 64" or maybe that monster 73" set they have.

    i am not sure about the adp's, cause the placement issue. i am heading to a high end stereo shop in town and see if they can offer any help. (maybe direct raditating speakers would better suit my room) i need to do this soon as the house is buing built, and i need to get speaker wire in the walls before too long.
     
  7. Matt Stryker

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    Derek- Pricewise the two sets you mentioned and a LCD/DLP PJ setup are about the same; the effect is very different. The projector will look like a movie theater, while even a 73" TV will look like a TV. Of course there are reasons to choose the TV over the projector, but given the TVs you are looking at, price shouldn't be one of them.
    And I wouldn't go to the local A/V store to ask about projectors; try reading around on this forum and over at avsforum.com to get a better feel for types, models, setups, etc. Most local stores have few models and vastly inflated prices.
    You may also want to start talking about paint colors with your wife; it may take a while to convince her if you want to paint the whole room black, grey, or some other dark color.
     
  8. Derek S

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    I have "discussed" paint color with her. she has given me the ok to paint the room a darker color. probably not black, but maybe a darker grey.

    thanks for the help.

    i will post pics when i get some taken...

    banky41
     

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