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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 2018-06-03, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Home Media Room Design Advice

Asking for assistance on what I should do to this room to make it a kicking media room

Prior owner didnít use the media room for fullest potentialÖitís actually a loft above a two car garage about 35 feet x 25 feet. Rectangular .

Lots of light so I will purchase black out blinds and curtains


Double door entry opposite wall than the gas fireplace

Thinking about putting an OLED 80 inch HD TV on the wall with the subwoofer on the floor (and all the cables sticking out of the drywall) in between those two small window nooks and white AV stands.

That would mean the chairs / theater seating would be to the left of the fireplace when walking into the room

Itís already wired for sound thankfully but the wiring dictates the TV and viewing set up pretty much

I had a projector in my old media room, not a fan of projectors . So going to get an actual TV this time

Those are my initial thoughtsÖ anyone else have any ideas thought criticisms suggestions?

Let me know on what you would do with this space to turn it into an amazing media room

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 2018-06-04, 08:52 AM
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It's hard to tell from the photo if the 80" TV would be able to fit flush on the wall and be at the right height. Placing it on a stand slightly away from the wall would be fine. The most important point is to get the height correct with the center of the screen being at eye level.

As you are starting this adventure you may want to consider one or two sets of ceiling speakers for Atmos and DTS:X. This of course will require an AVR to support them, particularly for 5.1.4 sound. You can go crazy with all the audio equipment and speakers.

Finally as there are hardwood floors and stone fireplace you should consider a large area rug and some room treatment (walls and ceiling). This will improve the sound be a huge margin.

Lots of fun ahead.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 2018-06-04, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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An area rug - what a great idea. Thanks

What do you mean by "room treatment" for the walls and ceiling? I was thinking about posting movie posters on the walls... what other ideas did you have?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 2018-06-04, 05:24 PM
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Room treatment will reduce echos and sound distortion in the room. A simple test is going into the room and shouting hello to experience the echo effect. Google "acoustic room treatment" to learn more. Many of the treatments can easily be self-built or you can get custom panels with your choice of colours or pictures. This should be a priority, and it does not have to look bland.
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