After browsing through some of these home theater build threads I have to say I'm a bit intimidated, especially by the sheer size and scope of some of those builds. When I read http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...php?p=19087588
I wasn't even sure I could call this a home theater at all but I'll stick with that term because I don't know what else to call it.
As you can read in the title I am new to home theatre and quality audio. I live in a small apartment so my options are very limited but I would like to enjoy TV, games and films on a reasonable level anyway.
This is my apartment's living space:
And a newer picture:
On the pictures you can see my bed to the left, desk in the middle, my 29" Sony Trinitron to the right and my couch at the bottom.
My aim is to find a way to fit a ht in that small area. Since I am renting this apartment I am not planning on doing any (de)construction, just adding (non permanent) stuff.
I intend to replace that sd CRT TV with a high definition plasma TV. Because of the limited area size, the largest screen I can get is 42". I'm currently eyeing the Panasonic TX-P42V20 or G20.
I'm also adding an xbox360 and a PS3 to the mix for games and blu-ray.My questions are
* Does anyone know of a good way to get a 42" plasma in there? Seeing as I'm renting, I don't think I'm allowed to wall mount the TV in the far right corner. (As you might have noticed, the back wall is not on a 90° angle either).
The trinitron came with a handy cupboard but it is only usable by that TV so I'm going to need to find some kind of cabinet or something where I can house the consoles, possible receiver, etc. Maybe even put the TV on as well. The distance between the TV and the couch in the pictures is about 6.5-7ft. The distance from the couch to the back wall is at least 10 feet.
* What kind of home theatre equipment do you guys suggest? Nothing too fancy, just something to get more out of what I have. If possible, I'd like to connect it to the PC as well.
Crude MSpaint sketch of the room's layout:
I am eager to receive your wisdom!