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How BIG Is Yours????

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by WBC, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. WBC

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    Guys,

    This may seem like a silly question but what would you consider a 'normal' home cinema room size??

    More importantly what would you suggest as the minimum realistic size????

    I'm considering a loft conversion, our loft is large but the wife is intent on a big bedroom with a large on-suite. I want to sneak in a home cinema room but don't no whether I'd be wasting time and effort if it was too small!!!

    Guess I'm just intrigued in the average size of most of yours!!! (Home Ciinema that is!).

    Thanks (As always)
    Stace :D
     
  2. nathan_silly

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    3M x 4M.. got floorstanders for AV, and some standmounts speakers on top of the floorstanders for stereo.. seems to work OK (I can tailer the low-end in AV.. so bass boom is not a problem)
     
  3. WBC

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    Nathan,

    Why is it when a 'question' is asked in a risque manner you seem to be the first one to answer? :rotfl:

    What size is your projection screen and how many can you sit, comfortably, in the room?? 3m x 4m would be great for me................She wouldn't even notice till it was too late!!!!!

    Stace :D
     
  4. IronGiant

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    We squeeze a home cinema into 4m x 5m, but that also accommodates the family living space, including three sofas and enough floor space for the kids to play.

    Some people manage to squeeze a dedicated home cinema into a 9' by 12' garage quite happily.

    Our local Odeon squeezes 6 rows of seats( Edit: 60 people?) into a 6mx5m room displayed onto a 9 foot screen, calls it Screen Three and charges £4.50 a seat... Given we have better quality sound in the bedroom, I'm not that impressed.

    Dave
     
  5. ReTrO

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    No room as such at the moment. But I've used the spare bedroom at time which is approx 3x3.5m.

    Want to get my own shed soon so that will nbeed to be around 3x4.5 to fit my needs.
     
  6. calibos

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    7.5' x 13' garage conversion, 80" x 45" screen

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  7. Jeff

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    My is only 7 x 14ft.

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  8. Geoffc10

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    mines 14ft by 10 ft
     
  9. SeaneyC

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    My new flat is 5.5mx6m, but last year my old HC kit got stuck in a room about 3x2.5m, which was pretty cramped with more than 2.
     
  10. theritz

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    Movie room is 13' x 8', 80" wide screen with variable masking, 1.85:1 and 2.35:1.


    Sean G.
     
  11. dc007

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    4m by 5m, 7ft 16:9 screen, seats 6 in comfort...
     
  12. Alan Westy

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    16ft x 8ft Check the below link to see what it looks like.
     
  13. StooMonster

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    Can we tell who the old duffers or the youngsters are by usage of metric or imperial measurements? ;)

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  14. Adrenochrome

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    not big enough (at least that's what my wife tells me :eek: )
     
  15. ReTrO

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    Probably not.

    :rotfl:

    Feet are much easier to work with.:D
     
  16. DOLBYDIGITAL5.1

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    Room size 13ft x 15ft


    144" screen :cool:
     

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    If you're building the room you could design it to be sonically 'good'. Unlike the rest of us who inherit a room and then try to get good sounds out of it.

    Practically one of the dimensions must be set by how wide the screen is and how far away from it you need to sit. Then how much space do you want behind the listening seat to the rear wall.

    My room is 5.7m long, 3.35m wide and 2.57m high.
     
  18. apocklington

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    Mine is 7' x 14' with a suspended ceiling a bit on the small side but when the lights go out and the film starts who gives a s**t.
    :smashin:
     

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