need help ,want to build a home theatre on he cheap projector and surround

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  1. wannahometheatrebako

    wannahometheatrebako Auditioning

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    hi guys my name is jim
    im new here and am fairly new to home theatre systems
    i have about $1000 to spend on a home theatre system
    i would like to purchase a projector and HT in abox

    2 weeks ago i purchased a HT at walmart for $199
    philips Home Theater Audio System w/ Upconverting DVD Player, HTS3565D/37 and now it is freezing on me and cutting out on audio so i wan to return it and maybe spend a little more for something better.

    as for a projector i found one on ebay
    Infocus-LP500-XGA-HD-Big-Screen-Home-Theater-Projector

    what do you guys think?? which would be the best projector and HT bang for the buck

    thank you in advanced
     
  2. Jim Mcc

    Jim Mcc Producer

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    That projector is AWFUL by today's standards. Also it's a 2001 model.
    What is your budget just for projector?
     
  3. wannahometheatrebako

    wannahometheatrebako Auditioning

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    thanks for the info jim i know there is alot of garbage on ebay but like i said my budget is about $1000 and id like to begin to put my little theatre together.

    600 bucks maybe on the best projector that money can buy( or should i say crapiest projector money can buy)

    anyhow i'd like to buy surround and a projector id like to spend about 1,000 maybe a little bit more
    this is all i have to spend

    id ,ike to spend
    more or less
    $230-$300 surround system
    $700-$800 projector

    should i spendmore on a HT system or more on a projector
     
  4. Glenise

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    Spend more on your speakers/audio.
    You can always upgrade to a better projector later.
    You can also upgrade to a better audio system in the future and put the old one in another room.
    You can also build your own screen to save money.
    I'm still using this projector.

    Sanyo PLC-SU07N lcd projector.
    Native: 800x600 Pixels
    I won't upgrade until this projector dies.

    Your specs:
    Infocus-LP500-XGA
    InFocus Projectors: InFocus LP500 DLP projector
    Native: 800x600 Pixels
    You should be able to get a new projector for $600 or less without buying it on ebay.

    How big is the room that you will be using?

    Here are some speakers as an example:

    I'm partial to Mirage.

    Mirage - Nanosat 5 Home Theater Satellite Speaker System - Platinum/Black - NANOSAT 5

    Klipsch - Synergy Series Quintet III 5-Piece Home Theater Speaker System - QUINTET III

    Yamaha - 5.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker System - NS-SP7800PN

    Klipsch - Quintet SL 5-Piece Home Theater System - Gray - QUINTET SL

    Newegg.com - Pioneer HTP-2920 High Power 5.1 Surround Sound System

    Newegg.com - YAMAHA YHT-390BL 5.1 Channel Home Theater in a Box System

    Projectors for under $700.
    http://www.projectorpeople.com/projectors/under700.asp
    http://www.projectorpeople.com/proje...name=NEC+NP100
     
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    wannahometheatrebako Auditioning

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    thank you for your advice Glenise
    that was the kind of response i was looking for
    well last night i made the plunge and bought a projector from ebay
    (it was really late or should i say early in the morning my mind wasnt all there anyhow i hope it turns out to be a decent projector)

    i purchased the Infocus IN72 that came with a ceiling mount and a 25 cable i hope i does the job looks decent to me, but then again i dont know much at this point but im guessing this projectore will be a good starting point

    now all that is left to buy is suround cant decide weither i should buy speakers and reciever seperatly or HTIB.
     
  6. Glenise

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    Separate speakers and a receiver will probably give you the best sound but will cost more than a HTB.
    Ex. Mirage speakers and Yamaha receiver.
     

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