I live in a smallish town and the choices for evaluating what I need to set up a home theater/media room are Walmart, Target and Best Buy. Online evaluations aren't much better. The AV department manager at Best Buy would love to sell me stuff that seems a bit over the top. So I found this forum and have looked through several of the threads and hope I can get some realistic guidance from you fine people. Here's my situation: I'm building a house - a retirement home - that will have a media room that isn't huge - it measures 12.5' wide by 16.33' deep. There will be one window (that I will have blackout curtains on). This will be the place where the family goes to watch movies. (I'll probably have one of those theater-type popcorn machines outside the door to set the mood.) I have about 1300 movies stored on a 4TB HD that I intend to move onto a NAS on a home network. I hope to have another 4 or 6 TB in the NAS case at some point to store 4k movies on once I can view them and decode the sound. I intend to stream movies there using Emby either installed on the NAS or my Dell desktop as the media server, which I currently use to stream over a wireless system in my current home using a Roku connected to an older 55" Sony 1080p television. But I intend to have a 4k TV - a 75" Sony that I like (at Best Buy) or a projector and screen to view 4k material. I know I will have to improve my modem and my router to handle the 4k stream. But I've read comments and articles about spotty streaming to projectors and for a room that is only 16.33' deep, do I really need that or is a 75 - 85" TV more practical? That's the first question I'll pose here; if you guys would like to weigh in, I'd truly appreciate it. The Best Buy guy is recommending a Onkyo NR696 AV receiver and about $1100 in Klipsch speakers, including a pair of Atmos height speakers. After all is said an done, I'm looking at about $3800 in costs. That doesn't include the modem and router. If that's sound advice, fine - I'll shell out the money but I'm not made of money and this is a retirement home which means I'll be on a fixed income. If it's overload, I'd like to know that and how to scale down a bit. There's also a question I have about a home theater PC vs a Roku ultra to handle the streaming to the AV receiver. If anyone responds to the first question and has a thought about the need for a HTPC, let me know cause I have a lot more questions. Thanks for reading this and considering giving me a reply.