Originally Posted by burton123
This room, is used for nothing so i am totaly free for seating positions. For audio, i am planning 7.2 but as i said i dont know anythig about those either. So my call is the biggest number is better
BTW i have no electornic equipment for that room also so i will start from scratch. Budget is ~10K for all the electronic stuff (projector+receiver+speakers+wiring+bluray player+extra 3d glasses,HTPC,etc)
that is what i thought but the guy was very confident on what he is saying so it makes me to ask here also.
Sitting about 12' back, I would go around 120-125" screen. This puts you out of sitting in the center of the room as a null spot.
Projector and screen will set you back about $4500-4700 or so (depending on the screen). One thing to consider is getting the Epson 5010 (little brother to the 6010). The 6010 gives an installer some more ISF calibration options, spare bulb, one more year on the warranty. Picture quality wise, the 5010 will look nearly identical, so you have to way your options, but the 5010 is about $1400 cheaper:
That is a big cost savings
For a screen, I really like this company for price and quality:
You have a nice budget and lots of options, so that is good. For speakers I would recommend visiting some local dealers and listening to:
Depending on which projector you decide on, this will affect your budget here, but plan on spending around $3K (obviously you can spend more or less here, but $3K should give you a nice 7.1 setup) for speakers and a subwoofer. Once you know your budget more here, I would post and research in the dedicated speaker and subwoofer forum, but an SVS, or Hsu sub would be a good product for your space.
Don't make the mistake of spending too much on a receiver. In your budget I think $500-700 buys you a great 7.1 or 7.1 receiver. I really like Denon as they leverage the built in Audyssey room equlization software that really helps RQ your room. Something like this would be ideal and is a steal right now (the new 2013 model came out so these are being sold at deep discount):
The big kicker is going to be labor. If you just need someone to pull cables for you, you are looking at $500-800 or so I would think (maybe cheaper). If you want someone to mount everything, configure everything, calibrate everything, etc you could spend a huge chunk of your budget here.
If it was my money, I wold get the 5010 projector, buy a calibration disc and read up here at AVS and save that $1400. I would just pay for someone to pull cables (try to get at least three quotes) and hook everything up myself. None of this is hard really, and Audyssey room correction software is easy to use. Myself and others would be happy to talk you through mounting the projector and screen to save money.
For remote, I really like my Harmony 1100. One more option to think about. Depending on your aesthetics choices you could go with an accoustically transparent screen, and in-wall speakers hidden behind the screen. The big benefit here is being able to buy three identical left, right, and center channel vertical speakers (horizontal center channel speakers are a compromised design) and this allows you to place the speakers at perfect height (tweeter at ear level when seated) for sound. For the three main speakers and screen you are looking at around $2500 or so, then another $1800 for surrounds and a solid subwoofer.
Just something to consider. I went with an AT screen and in-wall speakers and am loving it.
Here are my speakers:
You can find them for around $380-400 each on deals.