seeking advice on a small room home theater setup

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  1. Fonza

    Fonza Auditioning

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    I am turning a small room in my home into a office/theater/game room.

    I have a pc with blu-ray player/burner that I enjoy playing game with. I am wanting to hook the pc to everything and hopefully play mkv files and home video files from my computer to the tv.

    I am thinking of purchasing the following:

    $400 Energy 5.1 Take Classic Home Theater System - Amazon.com
    $220 DENON AVR-1613 - Accessories4less.com
    $100 WD TV Live - Best Buy
    $130 Brother Printer DCP7065DN Monochrome Laser Multi-Function Copier - Best Buy
    $1500 Panasonic TC-PST60 - Best Buy

    I am decently tech savvy, but admit that it has been awhile since I really updated my video/audio stuff in my house. Guess I am looking for advice on the individual components and if they are quality (or looking for alternatives).

    Also, I am wondering if all these things will connect well and work well with each other.
    Can I play bluray disks from my computer to the TV?
    Can I play mkv files through the WD TV Live to the TV?
    Can I play video games from my computer through the TV?
    Can I use the Energy Speakers to output audio when I play a computer game?
    Is the WD TV Live necessary?

    I know I am posing lots of questions! Just looking for some friendly advice from people more knowledgeable than myself.

    Thanks for your help.

    Fonz
     
  2. Fonza

    Fonza Auditioning

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    The room is about 10" x 12". I mostly watch movies, but also would listen to music while perhaps playing computer games via alternate small speaker system.

    My budget is $2,500. Actually, I shouldn't really even spend that, but that is what I can round up now.

    I am hoping that I dont have to buy a blu-ray player, but realize that I may have to in order to play 3d movies (which isnt a priority). Guess I am wondering if I need a blu-ray player. I do not have and will not get a gaming console.

    Thanks
     
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    Can I play bluray disks from my computer to the TV?
    Yes
    Can I play mkv files through the WD TV Live to the TV?
    Yes
    Can I play video games from my computer through the TV?
    Yes
    Can I use the Energy Speakers to output audio when I play a computer game?
    Yes
    Is the WD TV Live necessary?
    No
     
  4. Fonza

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    So no WD TV Live, that is nice and will save me $100!
     
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    Fonza Auditioning

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    Funny you should mention the Monoprice speakers. I saw those, but they were out of stock. Estimated time until they get replenished was 5/20. But that may actually fit my timeline for buying.

    Thanks for the advice.
     

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