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help me configure my home theater

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by JasonBenway, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. JasonBenway

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    I'm having my basement finished. They are starting on it Monday. The room is 20x12. A set of stair coming down is on one end and a egress window on the other.
    I think I want a projector with a screen that pulls down from the ceiling. I want to be able to view DVD's,TV, and PS2 on this. I don't think I'm going to have HDTV for awhile. So it will be analog cable and digital cable.

    For speakers I think I want to start with 5.1, but I'm going to have the installers run lines for 7.1

    I would like a receiver that up converts from s-video to component, if they do not cost too much.

    I'm all ears on models for the components or other ideas I may have missed.

    I'm working on having a local home theater shop do my pre-wiring.

    thank you,jb
     
  2. Ed Moxley

    Ed Moxley Cinematographer

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    Something you may not be thinking of ........................ the price of the bulbs, for the projector. That is why most people use their projectors for dvds, and tv watching and game playing, on regular tvs. Something to think about................... [​IMG]
     
  3. JasonBenway

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    I thought you could get about 2000 hours with bulbs now. That's about 5 hours of viewing each day.
    What's a bulb cost 200-300?

    I like the idea of the 100 inch screen. From my lite research on flat panels, the biggest is about 40 inches if you don't want to pay 5000+

    Thank you for your input.

    jb
     
  4. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Never a bad idea to future-proof. You might want to check into whatever would be needed, wiring wise, should you ever upgrade to HDTV and get that in place too.

     

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