I have dedicated media room and I'm very excited to set it up. I went to a professional theater store this past weekend and they say the minimum required for a decent HT system is $18,000-$20,000. Well, I don't have that much to spare right now so I have been doing a lot of reading on the AVS forums. I want to buy some good stuff and some cheap stuff (which I'll phase out as I have money to spend) - so in 2 years all of my equipment should be "decent".
The room is 22 ft long. It's 12 ft wide in the first half and 14 ft wide in the back half.
I would like to setup a "Frustration Free & Enjoyable
" home theater system that is not very expensive. So far, I have come up with this:
1.) Panasonic PTAE8000U 1080p Full HD Projector =$2700.00
2.) Yamaha RX-V773WA Receiver = $800.00
3.) Elite Screen (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GEAD8O
) = $520.00
4.) Speakers for my 7.1 Pre-Wire - Really Confused on hat brand to go for - Klipsch RF 82 series or anything else. I'm not a audiophile but love great quality. Two RF 82 = $1200.00.
. 4 Bookshelf Klipsch RB 81 II = $1800.00
(4 X 425.00). Klipsch SW308 subwoofer = $350.00
. Center channel RC 62 II = $550.00
Total for speakers = Approx $4000.000
5.) Incidentals: Brackets, HDMI's, LAN Cable, Projector Mount etc. Will buy a cheap A/V rack for now. $1000.00
Total expected budget = Around $9000.000
. That's half of what the HT Store was telling me; I never got an official quote with equipment etc.
: I have a light controlled room - do I need the white screen or the grey screen. The price doesn't differ much. I wanted a Black diamond zero edge or a Firehawk but don't have the money now; maybe in a couple of years I'll change it out. I don't want to come home everyday and see crappy pic that will frustrate me so If I have to get a better and expensive screen, I'd rather wait.Question 2
What's the biggest screen size I can go with given my room dimensions. I'll do 16:9 for now and live with the black bars for 2.35 movies. I would watch both sports and movies and will have one row of seating i.e. one big comfy couch from costco:)Question 3
: I can install the screen, speakers etc but I doubt I can setup the projector at the "right" throw ratio distance. Do you have any professional installer recommendations in Houston, TX who can setup a projector and calibrate the speakers etc?Question 4
Please recommend any other speaker brands other than Klipsch which give me a 7.1 in around 4K.Question 5
Have I missed out any required and important equipment from my budget?Question 6
Any color recommendations for the paint - dark grey? Specific paint color and brand name would really help.
Thanks as always.