Hi - I'm putting together a low-budget HT build for a living room area, would love to get a critique from this forum.
Key goals for the build is to have a high WAF and keep things low budget.
My strategy is to pick inexpensive but highly rated components that I expect will provide decent performance and reliable operation over the next 3-4 years (until next upgrade cycle
Room dimensions: 18' x 14'
Ceiling: 10' vaulted
Room has large windows on one side, and is open to hallway on the other side.
Mostly watch at night, expect to have some ambient light (have tested the PJ, works fine for watching under these conditions).
Screen size: 120" 16:9
Screen will come down over a fireplace (which is not used often).
Seating distance from screen: 9-10' (yes this is close but I'm ok with that).
PJ: BenQ 710ST - already own.
Screen: Elite Screens VMAX120XWH Electric projection Screen - $375
Speakers: Leviton AEH50-WH Architectural Edition Powered By JBL - $230
Amp: Yamaha RX-V375 5.1 Channel 3D - $250
Source: Sony Blu-ray player - already own
Source: Roku 3 - $90
Remote: URC RFS200 MasterControl RF20 and PowerBlaster - $70
This keeps the new equipment budget to around 1K or so.
The speakers are probably the biggest compromise - simply can't have anything that is large or stands out.
Any thoughts or input would be appreciated before I pull the trigger.
Thanks in advance.