Good deals on pre-packaged HT and projectors

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    I'm an EBay junkie. Thank god for sniping or I'd be broke , or broker
     
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    I considered it "included". Besides, when it dies...he can get a real one. (to the OP. I have a longstanding mantra..."Real HT enthusiasts don't let other HT enthusiasts get suckered into LCD")
     
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    Sorry I was off getting lost in specs of the million different receivers available. I guess I'll just drive from Pennsylvania out to Indiana and buy that thing cash
     
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    Buy what thing cash?None of the stuff I linked was in Indiana.Something was in Ohio, I think.
     
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    Ahhh...That killer set up is in South Bend. Eating crow(actually a KFC pot pie)
     
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    I have universal truth that helps weed through the choices. Buy used.Search EBay, Craigslist and Audiogon locally.You never know what gem is out there...and you can't buy what isn't for sale.
     
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    I'm starting to see that I can put together a rather nice theater for a reasonable price.Pleasantly surprised.Now it just comes down to bang 4 the buck & establishing a threshold for minimum specifications.
     
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    Yep, that's the starting point. Figuring out what the AVR needs to do. And what you need in speakers. My theatres are all floorstanding. Including the rear channel(s).
     
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    My problem in the rear is the door to the theater is literally right on the right rear corner. So my rears have to be high...in order to avoid the door itself.
     
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    If the door to your room is right in the corner....that is the correct place for the door...as your speakers do not go there anyway.They go to the side, slightly back and to the almost due rear.Nowhere will you find a proper 7.1 where surround speakers are in the corner. Unless, you've done it wrong.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. My aisle is down the right side wall. Door is right rear.Room is 15' wide.Once the seating and aisle space is accounted for will I have to go "in wall" for the speakers?
     
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    How long the room?For proper 7.1, your seat should be somewhere along...Dead center of the room...to 60% back. So, if the room was 20'. Your seat is between 10' and 12'.
     
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    Anything over 75%(15') is doing it wrong.
     
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    21' deep x 15' widePoured cement floor6" Step down 10' from front wallPlan on building 1 more step up for 3rd row. ( not sure what the term is for that sorry)
     
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    Call it a riser or a platform.

    3 rows in 21'?

    You better start at 9 or 10 feet.
     
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    What's your suggestion?
     
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    Minimum of a 120" screen. Paint is the least expensive option.

    DLP projector(unless you are willing to fork over extra for JVC or Sony).

    Since the walls are not done. Don't forget QuietRock(or similar) and http://www.dynamat.com/products_architectural_dynil.html

    Edit:
    Type A will chime in here sometime about acoustic treatments. QuietRock over Dynil* is your acoustic treatment.

    *Dynil is MLV(google that). Some people consider MLV a waste of time and a 2nd layer of QuietRock with GreenGlue(or similar) is better.

    If you want a ridiculously thick wall...sure...add more QuietRock.
     

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