As many know, the Epson 8100 and of course the HD20 are going for around $1200 and $1000 now (deals on slickdeals)
I'm moving into a townhome in May... the living room is 14' x 18x but it's open space as it connects to the kitchen. Basically the kitchen is there then the living and dining room are all one, making a huge living room since I don't need a dining room. The room itself is a perfect square with one huge blank wall perfect for the screen.
This isn't some kind of big home theater project... I've just always wanted to get an HD projector and now that I'm moving, I figured I'd give it a shot. I plan to just keep things simple... plug in the PS3, receiver, cable box into an HDMI switch and keep it all on a 5'3' TV stand I currently use and run a 25 foot HDMI cable to the back of the room to the projector which I haven't decided what I wanna do with yet... because lens shift may allow me to not have to mount it on anything? So, essentially, I'll have to find a way to hide this 25 foot HDMI cable.
My main questions:
1.) will it not even be worth it because of the open room not being able to be closed off and as dark as possible?
2.) during the day, does the image look really bad? (I know it looks magnificent at night in a dark room obviously)
3.) better to make my own screen or just buy one?
4.) I really don't want to deal with a full out 5.1 or 7.1 system for now until I purchase a home... and was thinking of just getting a soundbar (trying to keep the amount of wires to a minimum...)
As you can tell, I want this to be as simple as possible without just looking like complete crap. In my mind, it all looks great... but that's how it always is.
Sorry... this is all this is all that's on the website of the place I'm renting. Just imagine it without all that furniture (23 years old... I'll get to yall's baller rooms later in life