Like some of you, I built my "Home Theater" almost exclusively with viewings of the STAR WARS Saga in mind!!
I recently finished construction on it (just in time for the DVD release of EPISODE III.
My wife and I live in an apartment in Brooklyn, NY, and our funds are limited, so a full-blown dedicated "screening room" was not an option for us. Instead we designed and converted our living room into a "theater" space and put in as much slick detail as we could.
This room still awaits wall to wall carpeting.
The Theater wall features, semi-circular "stage",*lit "cubby" spaces (awaiting carpeting), 119"-Wide archway opening, and "King Blue" velvet drapes and trim.*
All lighting in the room is linked to electronic dimmers.
A full 5.1 THX sound system is installed in the room:* A Denon AV Reciever sends sounds to two B&W CDM 7NT Series tower speakers (one on either side of the TV).
A third (smaller) 7NT is installed above the TV (as the center channel).*
The left and right surround speakers are B&W* CDM "In-Walls" (concealed behind two framed pictures on the back wall behind the couch).*
The sub-woofer is the small Sunfire "Super Junior"* 9" cube. It's tucked in a corner under one of the end tables.
The TV is a 70" Hitachi LCD.
Unfortunately, this TV is glossy Black and does NOT photograph very well at all. I tried everything. But the more light I threw on it, the more glossy reflections I got on its flat surface. You can even see the reflection of my table lamp in the lower right hand corner of the screen.
For this reason, I had to use photoshop to lighten the outer cabinet details of the TV so they would be visible. But this photo VERY closely approximates what the Theater looks like in person.
Naturally, I chose a nice STAR WARS image to have on the screen when I took this picture.
How about YOU? Let's see how you all watch the STAR WARS Saga at home!!!
Roberto DARKLORD Williams