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Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by Darlinghurst Boy, 8th Jan, 2016.

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  1. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    Saw a few houses listed in the wealthy Eastern Suburbs with home theatres .
    I thought these were more a 90's thing ?

    Anyone still have one ?
    Personally my lounge room is my home theatre with a medium sized LG TV .. Thats all i need or my Ipad .:D
    I think this Generation would turn the home theatre into something else now wouldnt they?
    Do you think they add value ? Turning that spare room into a home theatre ??
    Do they actually leave the wall TV screen there in the sale ??
     

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  2. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    My favourite is this one .. 14a Mermaid Ave , Maroubra

    "This magical state-of-the-art six seater home cinema features a shimmering recessed star lit ceiling. The grand five-level home also features a pool, sauna and cutting edge C-bus technology."
     

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    Doesn’t everyone have one of those? Mine has a hot tub and floating bar with full table service as well.but of course it's a little bit larger to accommodate the staff quarters.
     
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    I've got one and use it regularly. I've got a projector and screen in the theater and TV in the lounge.

    And also know lots of people that do
     
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    I've got one. It's called my bedroom.
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    I have a dedicated cinema room in my ppor. Motorised screen, ceiling mount HD projector, ceiling painted black. Seats 6 and makes for a nice way to watch movies without the ass bleed that is movie tickets these days.
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Dont you mean getting Robbo to sneak you in through the fire exit at Mt Druitt hoyts?
     
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    Nope, I just have a standard living room.
     
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    Nah. I just dress up as an usher and walk in flashing a torch......"hello, hello, hello....bit too close to home base there, you two better move to the back row where I can keep an eye on you's" lol
     
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    Set one up one year ago.
    Projector with 150" screen with 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos speaker set up.
    Don't watch many movies, but love absolutely love watching NRL games on it.
    Cost 20k but worth every cent.
     
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    Few of my friends have the first image looking ones, i dont. i have exactly the same as "Personally my lounge room is my home theatre with a medium sized LG TV" and LG too.. :) with Kodi installed for Movies and serials.
     
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    Parents have a media room with the projector on 150in screen. There is an art of how to set up one but you need the space and the house is worth 3M so people with this sort of money are sort of expecting one. Having a bedroom changed into a media room isn't a media room as the room needs to be uneven to deliver the correct sound.

    I cant remember the site my dad gave me ages ago when they were designing the house but similar to this (haven't read the whole article);

    Building a Home Theater - Room Dimensions | Room Shape and Size
     
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    We have one. Converted a spare room 3mx4m in size. Has a 100inch screen, a projector and sound system
     
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    Theatre Rooms - I think its a fad and most I have seen are just rooms with a larger screen???

    bit like in the eighties everyone had to have a bar, they have long gone, then there was formal dining area - also not fashionable anymore, then there was formal lounge - once again not fashionable.

    Personally, I think theatre room is great, but seriously if its an average size room with larger screen etc. I don't really see the point to it. Might add more value as additional bedroom? just my opinion.

    I also think they are dated, and what's wrong with getting out and going to see a flick, live a little:);)
     
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    Live in a house with one and watch movies, tv, sport and you will change your mind. Yes a bedroom is going to increase value more but converting a bedroom to a media room is not an actual media room.

    Media rooms need to be well thought out, have sound proofing and understanding the correct viewing distance from screen and how the sound will react. This is why 99% of bedrooms changed to media rooms are not a real media room.

    I could convert one of the bedrooms into a media room but it wouldn't be suited and also I don't need one (i can afford it) but im in still growing my assets but once you have enough assets you can live a little at home :).
     
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    I built one back in the late 80's for a client in Artarmon. High spec, designer was Lucas Film Studios (apparently the head hocho was into movies)

    The room was about 10 x 20 m, sawtooth ceilings internally (it had another below the roof), walls were of similar construction (soundproof external walls, then another sawtooth wall). Everything was on vibration isolators. Airlock style doors with acoustic seals.

    Big sound desk in the middle of the room.

    The silence in this room was deafening.

    Anything less has left me disappointed (BTW it was a sound recording studio after all).
     
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    Shouldn't this be in "Living Room?"

    This shouldn't be in General Property Chat.
     
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    A theatre room is usually inside a property... No?
     
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    The setup in my place:

    home theatre.jpg

    The screen is from The Cable Connection . Basically vinyl stretched onto an aluminium frame ( the frame being covered in black felt ). Cabinet was done by my kitchen supplier. I won the wall-mount speakers in a competition.
     
  20. Big Will

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    Looks nice you should also look at painting the speaker covers to hide them during the show but then again maybe you want the contrast.