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Total newbie - projector and 5.1 speakers

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by sd001, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. sd001

    sd001 Auditioning

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    Hello,

    I've never had my own home cinema system and I want to look for a reasonably priced projector and 5.1 dolby sound surround speakers.

    I can buy them separately but need to be sure they are easily compatible.

    I'm not interested in 3D and I don't have a games console (PS3, XBOX etc)

    What do you suggest? :)

    Thanks,

    SD
     
  2. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
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    Projectors are not a "buy it, hope it worksin the room".Room size?Ceiling/shelf mount? Distance?Size you intend to have? 16:9 or 2.40:1?Light controlled?You need that information handy before anything can be suggested.
     
  3. andrew markworthy

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    Edit: Not sure I added anything sensible to the issue!
     
  4. schan1269

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    That was me cutting slack...Even more important...Budget?
     
  5. mccambley

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    Projectors and 5.1 surround sound speakers do not need to compatible. I second Schan that projectors need to be well planned and can be an expense. Depending on the size of the room I estimate a good projector with a receiver and 5.1 speaker set up to cost $5000 - 7000. Can it be done cheaper, yes, but if you want to be serious $3000 and up for a projector plus a screen.
    Here are a few links to get started.

    http://www.projectorcentral.com/

    http://www.hometheater.com/category/projector-reviews

    http://www.hometheater.com/category/projection-screen-reviews
     

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