$10,000 budget for a Home Theater

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  1. CactusJ43

    CactusJ43 Auditioning

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    I'm new to home theater, but I've always wanted an HT setup and I've put away $10,000 for it.

    I have two rooms that I could put the setup in; one is 20x20x10, and the other is 20x30x10, and both rooms have no outside light. I wanted to put in a front projection system that would be good for DVD, gaming, and plain old TV watching.

    Can someone recommend me a good setup for my budget?
     
  2. Alon Goldberg

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    Here you go.. This will meet your budget if you remove the Berkline chairs. [​IMG]

    http://www.audioholics.com/showcase/...-HTSystem.html

    Also, you may want to consider either a Denon DVD-2930CI DVD Player (newer than the one listed) or a Toshiba HD-A1 HD-DVD Player.

    Only item missing is a Universal Remote Control - I would recommend the Logitech Harmony 880, or a Nevo SL.
     
  3. Jim Mcc

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    Dave, do you know if you want a DLP or LCD projector? You need to determine this first. I disagree with Alon's projector recommendation though. The Benq 7700 has had a terrible problem with early bulb failures. Plus the 7700 is yesterday's news. I recommend you do some reading at 2 great sites: Projectorcentral.com and Projectorreviews.com. It would be easier for us to recommend a projector if you gave us an amount for projector only, and whether DLP or LCD.
     
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    Well what I really want is a CRT projector, but I think those are a little too expensive, so I guess a DLP.

    How do DLP projectors handle video games? Better than DLP rear projection TVs?
     
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    I don't think there would be a problem playing video games with a DLP projector, but I'm not sure. I have a DLP projector, but I don't use it for video games. I'm sure someone else here would know.
     
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    There is no problem with video games on a DLP projector.
     
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    I would recommend using the 20x30 room for acoustical considerations. A square room is usually pretty bad news for acoustics. A 1:1.5 ratio is much, much better, although still not ideal.
     

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