Beginning Theater Room Planning
We are in the early stages of planning the theater room to be put in our basement when we finish it. The room will have 3 exterior walls so concrete currently, and the 4th wall will back to a storage room. It lays underneath our kitchen and toy room. We plan to add insullation and perhaps other soundproofing materials to the ceiling and likely the back wall, but hoping to get by with normal framing and insulation on those 3 exterior walls. (I have read on here the recommendations on double walls etc...)
I am looking for a product to house all of our DVDs and access them when wanted. My husband was picturing like a jukebox of sorts. I thought more along the lines of being able to download them all to our computer somehow and then retrieving them. We have literally hundreds of DVDS and when the youngest gets anywhere near a DVD it gets scratched in seconds, so being able to store them far away from him would be great.
Does such a system exist? I saw reference in here to Sonos and Squeezebox, but those seem to both be music based instead of video based.
Also, we currently get our tv service through antenna. We live out in the sticks and non-sattelite high speed internet is also not an option. So, for now, we won't need many things connecting the tv, but hopefully they will become available later down the road. How do I leave options for connecting newer types of cables? We've discussed dropped ceilings, framing in a pvc pipe that runs along the walls for fishing wires later, etc... Any advice?
Finally, the room will be a rectangle. I don't have the dimensions around me at this minute, but my husband has always planned on putting the tv or screen at the far end where its concrete walls. Would it make sense to put the tv/screen on the wall that backs to the storage room instead to be able to just mount any equipment and wires behind that wall (won't be finished walls on inside of storage room.