Best audio solution for my low budget home theater.

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by samspan, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. samspan

    samspan Auditioning

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    Ok guys. Here is the situation. what i have: epson 8350 projector ceiling mount approx 12 feet from screen. screen: elite 100 inch ez frame series. video sources: directv hd receiver. playstation III. (for blue ray..netflix) audio: nada yet. Here is the problem. I dont want to have speaker wire running all over the place. I also dont want to pay someone to run the wires in the walls and go for the full 5.1 surround feel. If i were to go that route i realize i would just get a receiver with multiple hdmi inputs and have one hdmi output to the projector...the speakers would connect to the receiver..and i would be done. however, i am looking to go cheap and easy. Im looking to go for a sound bar with wireless sub and use this as my audio source for everything. the room is about 12 x 13 with about 10 feet in height. the question is, can i connect BOTH playsation IIII AND the direct receiver to a soundbar via a receiver? id rather have one wire running from the sound bar to the receiver then a set of wires running from the ps IIII AND the directv receiver to a soundbar.
     
  2. Jim Mcc

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    WOW. This is a bad idea. You're going to have a very nice projector and large screen experience, and BAD sound. Speaker wire can be hidden pretty creatively, by the way. At the very least, you should use a pair of front speakers.
     
  3. Al.Anderson

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    You can do what you are suggestion with a soundbar that is meant to be driven by a receiver, say something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-SurroundBar-Speaker-System/dp/B000B6NFOG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310873431&sr=8-1. But I agree with Jim that it's a really bad idea. You could go with a 3.1 with no wires visible. Or with just a little bit of work you could hide the wires for the surround speakers and get great sound.
     
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    Some soundbars, like this cheap one from Samsung, have their own internal amps and DD/DTS decoders and (mini) hdmi inputs. They shouldn't need a receiver, should they? I really don't know that much about soundbars. http://www.crutchfield.com/p_305HWD550/Samsung-HW-D550.html?tp=6561 . But again, it would be a shame to short-change the audio part of the HT experience. I'd at least do a 3.1. And what's up with posting links? :huh:
     
  5. partygal

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    Hi Hi, that's interesting home theatre system. I suggest that you guys should try this home theatre as my relative sought their help too and find them not bad:)
     
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    The Mirage omni bar is pretty legit but again i must agree with everyone else 3.1 or better will be much more satisfying!
     
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