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Originally Posted by Kopfjager44
Greetings! Long time lurker, first time poster here. I am going to be pulling the trigger on an almost entire new HT setup, and wanted to get the opinions of the folks here.
First off, this will be in my living room with an open design into the kitchen, the living room being roughly 25' wide by 20' deep, with a breakfast bar separating the living room from the kitchen. Viewing distance from the TV is roughly 15'. It will be split pretty evenly for watching tv/movies/Netflix, gaming on my existing XB1, and listening to music. I currently plan on utilizing the XB1 as a Blu-Ray player as well. The components for the system are as follows:
TV- Vizio M702i-B3 70"
A/V Receiver Denon AVR-X110W
Speakers- Pioneer Andrew Jones Series
- Front Towers
- Bookshelf Rears (on platforms)
Sub- BIC F12
My budget is $3k. I would love to hear some input and thoughts on this setup! I am currently running a Panasonic Viera 50" plasma, which I have been very happy with for the past 6+ years, and a cheap(ish) Sony HTIAB.
My first reaction is that a 70" image is way too small for 15' seating and for that size room. In no way could that be considered an "HT" experience. For <$1000, a Benq W1070 projector and a 135" or larger screen would be more appropriate. As long as you don't need to watch with direct sunlight streaming in and every light in the room full blast, it will be plenty bright for that size screen.
BenQ W1070 VuTec 122" Screen
Harmon Kardon AVR 247 Parasound L&R Amp
Psycoustic Mark III L&R Towers, Boston Center
Energy Take 5 Surrounds, HSU Research Sub