Sorry, I wasn't quite sure which forum this belonged in, but I really would like some feedback because I've been speaking with an HT expert who gave me this proposal and I'd like to make sure this sounds alright to you guys before proceeding... Bear in mind that all of the prices quoted are in CANADIAN dollars. I just want to know if the quotes seem reasonable or if you think I might be able to find better prices online or elsewhere AND if all the hardware listed seems absolutely necessary or if based on the setup, I might be able to save in areas and do without certain items. Also, whether you think this proposal would offer optimal A/V quality for my HT or if you have suggestions over some of the items listed... I REALLY value your opinions here and hope to get feedback from a few people, you guysknow more about this hobby than anyone else and I could really use your input!! Here's the proposal... --------------------------------------------------- HT Livingroom Setup: Item 1. Lexicon MC-1 digital processor, AC3, DTS, L7, THX select, 8 analogue inputs, /5 digital, optical multi room/source, S video, video Price: $5, 190.00 - Used In Showroom (Excellent Condition) Item 2. Pioneer Elite DV 59 AVI DVD Player, DTS, AC3, Progressive Scan, Remote Price: $1, 249.00 Item 3. ATI 1807 power amplifier, 7 x 180 watts (5 for HT, 2 for multi room system) trigger, no fan noise Price: $2, 450.00 Item 4. Speakercraft MT8.5 in wall speakers 8", three way, 30-22 kHz, 90 dB, 6 ohm, 120 watts, paintable, lifetime warranty Price: $3, 181.00 ? Item 5. - NOT SURE ABOUT THIS ONE! Monitor Audio FB 210 powered sub, 360 watt, 2 x 12" subwoofer, maple finnish Price: $2, 120.00 Item 6. Digital Projection I vision HDX DLP projector, 16:9 HD3 chip, widescreen native 1280 x 720, 4000:1 contrast, HDMI, DVI, Component x 2 Price: $1, 900.00 Item 7. Iscan HD scaler OR Faroudja (Optional), 10 bit comb filter, HDTV pass through, optimised for use with I vision, DVI outputs, aspect ratio control, IR/RS232 control Price: $1, 900.00 Item 8. Draper Onyx 82" widescreen w/ velux frame, HDTV format, 40.5" H x 72" W, 1.3 gain Price: $912.00 Item 9. Peerless ceiling bracket for I vision Price: $370.00 Item 10. Home theatre master MX 3000, basic control of all I.R. components, includes docking station and charger Price: $1, 250.00 Item 11. Richard Grey Power Company S 600, electrical filter / enhancer Price: $1, 800.00 Diningroom HT Setup: Item 12. Speakercraft MT, two in wall speakers, two-way, 5-120 watts, 8 ohm, 92 dB sens, 40-20 kHz, paintable, 12" x 8", lifetime warranty Price: $660.00 Item 13. Speakercraft VC-75 decora volume control Price: $100.00 Item 14. Speakercraft IRC 3.0 table top infrared receiver, to control equipment Price: $150.00 ------------------------------------------------------ WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?? I'm still not 100% sure I'm going to go with the Speakerwalls over the B&W Nautilus SCMS line, but it looks like that's the direction I'm taking... unless you guys can convince me otherwise! Also, I'm not sold on the Monitor Audio sub at all... I'm gonna make a post in the Sub forum inquiring about this model and the best high end subwoofer I coudl look into for my HT. I was really considering the ASW 850. I do NOT want any big units nor cyllanders. aesthetics and size are huge issues for me! And, what do you guys reccommend in terms of a scaler... I Scan or Faroudja?? PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS PRELIMINARY PROPOSAL... ARE THE PRICES REASONABLE ($ CAN.), DOES EVERYTHING SEEM ENTIRELY NECESSARY (would I do better w/ a receiver rather than seperate amps?), DO YOU THINK I'M BUILDING A PROFESSIONAL QUALITY SETUP?? PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE POST YOUR FEEDBACK, I REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU ALL!!!