This basement theater features the JVC Reference Series DLA-RS400u and a high contrast Dragonfly 125" 2.35:1 cinemascope screen. The 7.1 channel surround sound is by Totem Acoustic Forest, Mite Center, Arro, Kin in-wall, and Kin sub, powered by an Integra DRX-5 and Samsung UBD-K8500 UHD Blu-ray player. We are able to run the full 4K spec at 3840/60 4:4:4 12bit and HDR because of the 18Gbps Celerity fiber optic HDMI cable between the remote equipment and the projector.
We retrofit this Boulder basement with a JVC DLA-RS400 reference series 4K Projector, Samsung UHD blu-ray player, 110" motorized screen, and Onkyo RZ series receiver for 7.1 channel surround sound. We utilize the Celerity fiber optic HDMI cables to deliver the full 18Gbps data rate for maximum picture quality supporting the complete spec at 4K/60, 4:4:4, 12 bit deep color, and HDR.
This chart shows the different possible iterations of 4K. As you can see just because your TV says "4K" it doesn't mean your getting the best posiible result. Not all equipment or cables support the full 18Gbps spec and it becomes especially difficult to find a solution for projectors where the cable length is often 50 feet or more. We have found that the only way to get the true full spec from the system is to use either Celerity fiber optic HDMI cables or the Ethereal Gigabit Extender on a passive copper HDMI cable up to 17M.
This theater in Denver was retro fit into an existing finished basement. We were able to fish all of the wiring through soffits and the ceiling to accommodate the JVC DLA-RS4910 reference series projector, Episode 700 series 7.1 channel surround sound, and new Lutron lighting with all the source equipment located out of sight in the mechanical room. The entire project was completed in less than 5 days from start to finish.
The front wall had a jog in the corner so we layed out the approximate dimensions of the screen and woodwork to fabricate the new panels.
We then built a floating wall to flush out the remainder of the front wall and create the cabinet niche in the left hand side.
Next we installed the front left, center, and right in-wall speakers that live behind the 120" acoustically transparent screen. This provides the optimal experience as the speakers can be placed at ear level and audio comes from the exact spot as the video. We then installed the 10" powered subwoofer (bottom left) that creates the rumble for all those Sci-fi soundtracks. We also ran wiring for the new sconces at this stage.
The finishing touch is installing all the custom woodwork to really dress up the theater. The homeowner is still shopping for the perfect sconces that will flank the screen and be controlled via in-wall dimmer and the universal remote.
The equipment rack neatly houses all the gear and is located out of sight in the mechanical room. Everything is operated RF by the pro24r universal remote from Pro Control. The Integra DTR 50.6 receiver provides THX rated sound and OPPO BDP-S103D reference level blu-ray player provides stunning visuals.
This home features Lutron lighting control, HAI security and HVAC, distributed audio and video and centralized equipment. We cleaned up miles of wiring, reorganized and reprogrammed the entire system after several years of other companies failed attempts to get the system working. We created 3 iPad interfaces with custom programming that run the entire home via the RTI control system. The iPads have Launchport magnetic wall mounts with inductive charging and there's one on each floor.
The master bedroom features two TV's: one for the sitting area, and one that drops out of the ceiling with a motorized lift.
The home has 14 TVs and a projection theater that can access any of the satellite receivers, blu-ray player, security cameras, and audio sources located in the basement equipment racks. The intuitive RTI control system provides feedback to the user letting them know which sources are in use elsewhere in the home and which sources are available.
We designed and installed this basement projection theater in Boulder. Featuring a 120" acoustically transparent screen so that the front left, right, and center speakers can be placed at the ideal listening level directly behind the screen. It has 7.1 channel surround sound and 4K UHD video from the JVC DLA-RS4910 with Eshift3 technology.
We added 120 sqft of acoustical treatment to the room to obtain an ideal reverb time and create the unique aesthetic wall art. The micro suede panels were custom made to our specifications by ATS acoustics and are available in 23 fabric styles and colors or can be built with customer supplied fabric for the ultimate in design flexibility.
We added RGBW LED strips behind the panels that are controlled from the ProControl Pro24r universal remote so the homeowner can choose differerent colors and adjust the brightness easily. All of the source and control equipment is located out of sight in the mechanical room.
BEFORE: the room was under-utilized with a small flat-screen and training bike.
AFTER: the family loves their new custom theater and use it almost every night.
We updated this basement theater with the JVC DLA-RS4910 reference series projector, lighting control, and ProControl Pro24r universal remote. The projector accepts native 4K content and uses their proprietary Eshift3 technology to create the stunning image seen here on a 106" screen. This is a great option for displaying 1080p and UHD content for half the cost of the next closet 4K projector.
The theater features stadium style second row seating with powered leather recliners, Yamaha receiver, Boston acoustics 7.1 channel surround, and OPPO BDP-103D high end blu-ray player.
This basement game room was retro-fitted with a new projection theater featuring a 103" high contrast CinemaScope screen and 7.1ch surround sound. Even though the ceiling is low at only 7' we were still able to provide the large image the homeowner wanted by utilizing the wider 2.35:1 aspect ratio screen.
The projector is the panasonic PT-AE8000 that will automatically detect 16:9 or 2.35:1 content and zoom in or out to fill the screen appropriately. The audio is driven by the Onkyo TX-NR838 4K compatible reciever with speakers from Episode and Atlantic Technology. The whole system is intuitively controlled via the ProControl Pro24r universal remote.
All the wiring was able to be hidden in the walls and ceiling with no patching required.
This private customized home theater in Boulder features the new Sony VPL-VW600ES 4K projector and 120" Da-Lite JKP Affinity screen that's specially designed for Ultra HD content.
Luxurious acoustic panels, custom woodwork, rich curtains, designer lighting, and raised second row seating tie the design together to create the ultimate theater experience.
The powerful sound system is comprised of Totem Acoustic: Hawk, Rainmaker, Lynks, Kin in-ceiling speakers and 2 Storm subwoofers for 7.2CH surround
The walls are covered in custom made acoustic panels and knotty alder woodwork to create the amazing theater feel and sound.
There is a Lutron in-wall keypad and dimmers to control the sconces, recessed, pendant, and step lighting from the RadioRa2 system as well as the handheld remote.
Everything is easily and intuitively operated by an RTI control system featuring a T2X and XP-6.
All the equipment is rack mounted in another room for clean appearance and ease of access. The system is driven by an Onkyo TX-NR929, OPPO BDP-103D, Apple TV, and Sony FMPX1 4K media server.
This dedicated media room features a 120" screen and BenQ W1500 HD projector, 7.1CH surround, hidden equipment, and universal remote. Our interior designer worked with the homeowners to incorporate their taste and redo the attached bath as well. The walls are paneled in local beetle-kill pine.
What the room looked like before we started work.
We were able to retro-fit all the necessary wiring through the walls and ceiling without any additional holes. The screen is acoustically transparent so the front three channels and subwoofer were able to be mounted behind the screen for the cleanest possible look and unparalleled sound tracking with the video. The system utilizes Totem Kin In-walls for the front, Totem Mask in-ceiling for the rear, and the Totem Tribe dual 8" in-wall sub. An Onkyo TX-NR 828 is at the heart of the system with the usual Apple TV, Sony Blu-ray, and Comcast HD DVR all organized neatly in the 21U rack in the closet.
This basement entertainment room features a 110" screen with JVC Reference Series projector and rack-loaded hidden equipment. An Onkyo receiver drives the 5.1ch system with Episode and Atlantic Technology speakers, Sony Blu-ray, Apple TV, and Comcast DVR. Everything is easily controlled via the ProControl touchscreen remote.
Jay Johnson is a Boulder native and owner of The Boulder Home Theater Company.