Originally Posted by macfan
Are you really sure you want to know what I think?
Gee, college sure must have changed a lot from when I earned my degrees back in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Due to the cost of my education I never had any spare money for other things while going to school. Then again I worked and paid for it all myself and never borrowed a dime. I graduated from college broke with a Master's degree but I owed nobody anything. Nor did I ever have the kind of free time necessary for using a home theater while attending school. I pulled many an all nighter just to keep up with my studies. Just curious, and realize it is none of my business, but who is paying for your education? My suggestion is that you concentrate on your studies now, set the home theater as a goal to look forward to when you complete them, and have the money/place to do it right. I wish you well in your educational pursuit.
Yes, I wanted some input on the home theater system, not on what they thought about college.
I am majoring in Computer Science and as such technology is a big part of my interest, thus setting up a theater system.
I am paying for my college (at a private research university) completely by myself by a business I run in my home country of South Africa. I have a little money left over to enjoy my college experience, of which this is venture is a part.
I have pulled many an all nighter and I study as hard as I can because that is what I am here to do. If I have downtime and I want to spend it with some friends playing a little Xbox or watching a movie, then I feel I've deserved it. Thus, I would like to put some money, time and effort into making that as enjoyable as possible.
If you have any advice regarding the home theater, that would be greatly appreciated..
To lewke, the room is quite small at about 12x16 feet. I tested on projectorcentral and found that the HD20 should have a screen size around 120"
Like I said, just want something that can provide a nice environment for watching movies / tv shows for as little money as possible.