Prepping for Home Theater

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by ShermanB, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. ShermanB

    ShermanB Auditioning

    Jul 6, 2000
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    Hi all.

    I will be building a new house in a couple of months and would like to have all the stuff in the HT room all thought out. I'll be looking at FP. I have a few questions.

    1. Where should the equipment be placed? Should all the players, etc be placed near the back of the room? Or in the front?

    2. What cables would I need to prewire to the devices?

    I know there are more questions I'm missing. But I'm coming up blank. Thanks.
  2. Dave Milne

    Dave Milne Supporting Actor

    Jul 2, 2001
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    1. In my opinion, equipment should be placed near the back of the room. It will be closer for easy access and the lights won't be a distraction from the movie. One exception might be if you have amplifiers with fans - keep them as far away as possible.

    It is so cheap to do now, and so much a pain to do later:
    7.1 sound
    Optional subwoofer locations
    Platform bass shakers
    Video, power, and screen trigger to projector mount
    CAT5E for networking
    CATV, OTA and/or Satellite feeds
    Extra dedicated 120V circuits for equipment
    Extra lighting circuits (sconces, etc)
    Power and trigger for motorized screen
    Power and trigger for motorized draperies
    Computer interface to video display
    Multi-zone speakers from equipment area
    Phone line for TIVO
    Security equipment

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