Kuyper's Home Theater
Kuyper's Basement Home Theater
This is a basement home theater I built myself in my Seattle Home using a 92-inch diagonal projector screen. I have been thinking about setting up a home theater in my basement for at least the last four years - always dreaming of how I could transform my basement into my dream home theater. After much planning, we eventually got together to start remodel the basement.
The available space was a bit narrow for use as a home theater, so I decided to widen the room by about 2 feet; this was necessary to better accommodate the seating layout. This is the only thing I did not do myself in this basement home theater project. However, once the contractors had left, all I had was a bare room. I had done all the home theater wiring before the drywall went up, but it still took a while after to finish the whole remodeling.
The 'screen' end of the room needed acoustic and light treatment; once all paint work and associated room decor was completed, I just hooked up the equipment I did purchased for this project.
Here is a list of the equipment I am using:
Projector: Panasonic AE700-U 1280x720 pixel
Screen: Carada 92 inch 16x9
Speakers: B&W 600 series 2/3
DVD Player: Denon 2910 SACD/DVD-A
Amp: Rotel RSX 1067
HiDef Cable: Motorola DCT6412 (hate this device, but it's all I can use for now)
We use our DIY basement home theater on a very regular basis; it has become the preferred entertainment for my family. We no longer go to movie theaters now - between NetFlix and Amazon.com there is nothing I do not end up seeing within a few months of general release.
We have the big screen I always wanted. It is surely the best investment I have ever made for my family!
Photo Credit: Wayne Knaggs © 2005
Posted on www. practical-home-theater-guide.com on May 22, 2007.