- Nov 28, 2008
- Real Name
Hey Everyone! This is my first post here, I stumbled across the site doing some research for the media room im trying to create. My question is, I'm currently in the middle of building a new home, and I'm trying to figure out If I need to have them do a prewire for surround and projector...I had originally thought yes, however our local media store introduced me to the Epson Ensemble last night, and I LOVE it. However, damn thing is EXPENSIVE @ 7000 + install for the 1080, and 5000 for the 720...I DEFINITELY want to go with a front projection setup, looking for maybe 100" screen in a 16x21 room. I mean, I love the epson and how clean and simple it is, and the fact that it means no surround sound speakers on the wall and a retractable screen is great. I just want to know if I would be happy with the 720...I dont use any blue ray or HD cable or anything (yet and the setup would be mostly for DVDs. I mean would it be better/cheaper to piece a setup together on my own and leave the prewire in with the home? Or Is the 5k a reasonable price for what it is on the 720 ensemble? Thanks for any help guys, I have to make a decision QUICKLY because I have to let them know by Friday whether i want them to leave in the prewire (im not electrically saavy enough to do it myself w/out burning the house down lol)...The epson apparantley doesnt require it because its all run off one wire. I also have to factor in the differing installation costs between a pieced together setup and the ensemble. I AM on a budget, the 1080 ensemble is WAY too much lol. BUt theres not a specific dollar figure involved. Just need a decent setup for a decent price, but not bottom of the barrelAlso, a powered screen (wall/ceiling mounted) is a HUGE plus. Thanks for any help everyone, looking forward to exploring the forums more!!!