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Home Theater/Media Room
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Display Requirements

This Media Room has been designed in mind to take either an HDTV or a Projection Screen. It has also been designed for a 11.2 Home Theater Configuration. All required and optional/spares cabling, both electrical and A/V has been taken into account.

To determine the best seat-to-screen distance for a projection screen or HDTV in a dedicated home theater, THX recommends dividing the diagonal screen by .84. For example, an HDTV display with a 65-inch screen divided by .84 equals a 77-inch viewing distance (6.5 feet).

If your HDTV is going in a living room with limited space, THX recommends the following set-up:

50 inch class TV = 5-7.5 feet away

60 inch class TV = 6-9 feet way

It might seem that THX is recommending a very large screen size for your room. But, it’s important to note two things: 1) THX screen size recommendations are based on recreating an immersive cinematic experience in your living room or home theater, and 2) the biggest consumer complaint about HDTV purchases is that they wish they had gone bigger.

A/V System Requirements

  • TV Size & Specifications
  • Speakers
  • Subwoofers
  • Power Conditioners
  • Media Universal Remote Control
  • A/V Components & Specifications

Room Requirements

  • Seating options
  • Carpet color
  • Paint Color
  • Accents
  • Lighting requirements & fixtures
  • Door types/styles
  • Ventilation and/or extra heating
  • Storage and Cabinetry

NOTE: Most of the images you will see in this section were taken from my documentation when I was still building the room. I usually keep some sort of documentation when building something because when the project is all done, it is nice to know where and what's underneath the walls! The electrical wirings are also documented.

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Legend:
FR, FL:           Front Right & Front Left, Bose cube speakers
FPR, FPL:        Front Presence Right & Front Presence Left, PolkAudio cube speakers
SUB-1, SUB-2: Subwoofers, 300W
RPR, RPL:        Rear Presence Right & Rear Presence Left speakers
SR, SL:           Surround Right & Surround Left, Bose cube speakers
SBR, SBL:        Surround Back Right & Surround Back Left speakers
C:                  Center speaker, Bose cube speakers
MC:                His/Hers Massage Chairs 

A/V System:
1 - 910W HDMI1.4 A/V THX 9.2 Receiver
1 - BlueRay Player
1 - DVD Player, HDMI
1 - DVD/Karaoke Player
1 - LaserDisc Player
1 - EQ
1 - Power Conditioner
1 - Dual TapeDeck
1 - Satellite Receiver
1 - XBox Player
1 - Harmony 1100 Advanced Universal Remote control
1 - Internet Hub/Router

   
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