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  1. Cliff Smith

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    We are contemplating purchasing a wide screen TV and a proper home theater audio system and are looking at a Mitsubishi 48" Projection TV and YamahaHome Theater in a Box(YHT340 or YHT440); not being strict Video/Audiophiles are these 2 choices worth the effort?
     
  2. TylerZ

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    That depends....let's start with-
    How big is the room?
    How far will you be sitting from the TV?
    Whats your budget?
     
  3. Cliff Smith

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    The room is 16'X 9'
    Sitting from 12 to 14ft
    Spending 4,000US 5,300Cdn
     
  4. James Miranda

    James Miranda Auditioning

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    I think you mean 5300 CAD, 4000 USD, unless the Loonie has surged way past the greenback and I didn't notice.......
     
  5. Eric Wood

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    Get an AcendAcoustics system w/o sub (>$900)
    Purchase a ($700) receiver, figure out what kind of sound you like, and what gizmos you want. I like the strong neutral sound of Harman Kardon.
    VMPS original subwoofer ($750) Use an old receiver to power it.
    Pioneer 563as ($145) DVD-A/SACD player
    Projector will be about a grand. Don't spend anymore than that because in about 2 years you are going to be selling it on e-bay for the latest and greatest. Trust me.

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    Radio Shack gold interconnects and 16 gauge Home depot speaker wire should do ya.
    Ceiling mount the projector and paint the walls a light gray.
    Next and the least looked at HT peripheral is acoustic foam in the corners and to break up long 'hard' walls.
     
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    I just recieved my YHT 340 that i ordered last week! Its a great system! I'm only running analog right now b/c i haven't had the time to buy an optical cable but when i do i'll provide a full review on it.

    John
     
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    Is it a coincidence that your room is 16X9??[​IMG]
     
  8. Cliff Smith

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    no, but now I hoping it does!
     
  9. Cliff Smith

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    Why gray for the walls
    and
    do you install the acoustic foam where walls meet or
    in the top corners where the cieling and walls meet.
     
  10. Eric Wood

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    Grey is supposed to be the best for DLP projectors because it shows the blackest blacks. Do a search here and at AVS. The best of course is a screen, but that can come later as $$$ allow.
    Check out EighthNerve for acoustic dampening intel
     
  11. Cliff Smith

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    I'm planning on a screen and this is another thing which is confusing -what kind and how big. (room size 16x9)
    A projector- We'll be watching widescreen movies only in our dedicated home theater which has controlled lighting; a little research I've narrowed down a list in random order to these; are there others that can be included?
    Hitachi HOME-1
    Panasonic PT-L300U
    Sanyo PLV-Z1
    Sanyo PLV-Z2
    Epson Home 10
    MitsubishiXD300U
     

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