My wife and I are moving into a new home with a 15 X 20 rectangular room that will be outfitted as a home theater. I'm an A/V enthusiast who has always wanted a HT setup, but never had the space previously (since college/marriage).
I became hooked in college when I had a stero setup with an Acurus amp and Magnepan MMG's/Polk sub that produced dynamite sound, and my hope is to recreate that sublime experience in the form of a HT setup.
My goal is to extract maximum value and quality from my budget (max: $15K), and after much research I've tentatively settled on the following equipment. Any feedback or suggestions/considerations would be greatly appreciated.
Epson Powerlite 1080p
Denon AVR-3808CI (used as preamp/processor/HDMI switch)
Emotiva MPS-1 7 X 200 watt (300watt@4ohms) Amp (considering Earthquake Cinenova 5 channel as well, but leaning toward Emotiva due to good reviews and better value/price)
Speakers (5.1 setup): Magnepan MG 1.6 front L/R, Magnepan CC3 center channel, Magnepan MC1 surround speakers rear L/R, HSU Research VTF-2 MK3 subwoofer
Toshiba HD-A3 HD-DVD player
Sony Playstation 3 Blu-ray/SACD player (already own)
Comcast cable DVR/HD box (already possess)
Computer (built by me Core2Duo,Nvidia 8800,2gigRAM,1TerabyteHD,DVDburner) with DVI to HDMI cable connecting to Receiver
Logitech Harmony 890 Universal Remote
Blue Jeans Cable Co cables (HDMI, interconnects, 10 guage speaker wire)
Undecided: Screen goo painted wall vs. inexpensive 100" Fixed screen with black frame