Ultimate Theater and PS3 Gaming Lounge?


My basement is currently a concrete floor and exposed joists and insulation. It’s my pride and joy – it’s where I go to store stuff. :) But one day I hope to make it do just a tad bit more than store stuff. I want it to be as awesome as this:

Well, to be honest, I don’t think I’ll ever have the budget to put together something like that. But I do have plans to make a pretty cool home theater slash office space. No home theater, in my mind, would be complete without some serious gaming technology. In this case, they do the whole Xbox 360 thing. No walking over to a closet or stand to swap out games. The console is right there where you sit! (That was part of my plan – they stole my idea!)

Of course I plan to procure myself a PS3 as soon as November 17th rolls around, so my equivalent pic to this one would look a little different. But it’s still pretty cool.

Right now my home theater is the same thing as my gaming room, which is the same thing as my family room. When looking for a house, I made sure that the basement had a configuration conducive to a home theater. Nice big room, no posts. (I had to have a beam strengthened to get rid of the posts.) So I’m ready for the future, but currently it’s all in my mind.

Does anybody here have a dedicated home theater / gaming room? What kind of setup do you have? I’ll go first. I have a Hitachi 57″ rear-projection CRT HDTV. Some Linn 5140 and 5120 speakers. A Paradigm Servo-15 sub. A JVC DVD player and a Harman/Kardon AVR500 receiver, which I hope to replace as soon as I can with separates.

A gaming music lover and movie junkie’s paradise.


Written by: Blackstaffer - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Matt on July 10th, 2006

    I am in the process of moving back to Philadelphia. I will look for a house that has a basement that can be transformed into a Home Theatre/ Bar. Funny how one can base an entire house on the potential for one room that doesn’t even exist!
    I currently have:

    Onkyo SR-600 Dolby Digital Receiver (waiting to upgrade to multiple HDMI)
    Infinity SM-152 Front speakers
    Infinity SM-122 Back Speakers
    Infinty Center Channel (forgot the model)
    Mirage BPS-150 (600w subwoofer)
    Sony 200 disc Changer
    Samsung DVD-R
    Samsung 50″ DLP HDTV


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