I'm a first-time user and a bit overwhelmed with the amount of information in the forums and I just wanted to see if I could get some suggestions for the project that i'll be undertaking early next month.
I'm moving into a new place and will be building a home entertainment system (i see all of the impressive and ambitious home theater projects but this is much smaller in scope) and I wanted to get some suggestions from the more knowledgeable as to what I should be installing. As a rule, I definitely am not looking for the nicest or most expensive items but things that I will be happy with for the next 2-3 years and won't leave me feeling like my techonology has become obsolete
Here are the key data points:
-The room will be 28'' x 11'' x 11'' but the focus will be closer to 15'' x 11'' x 11'' (extends into the dining area)
-Not a lot of natural light (but small windows up top) if that factors into the led v. plasma debate
-The side walls will be difficult to work with (one is brick and the other is a garage) so I will probably just be doing a front system
Here are the things that I'm planning on installing:
Speakers (~1,000 or less): I'm looking to install an in-wall speaker on each side of the tv as well as an in-wall center speaker that is, wouldn't you know it, centered directly below the tv.
This is something I'm considering for the speakers:http://www.polkaudio.com/customaudio...ex.php?s=265rt
TV (~1,500 or less): I'm thinking around 55'' but am curious to hear your thoughts on what is the ideal size.
A/V Receiver (~500 or less): I'm really not sure what to get for this, i would probably look for something in the $500 range, I'm pretty sure that should be able to handle everything i need, not very familiar with these
Subwoofer (~500 or less): I was on the polk website so I was considering one from there, however i've never purchased a sub so i don't really know what exactly fits best for the profile of my room and speaker setup.
Maybe something like this?http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/p...x.php?s=psw125
Would be very interested in suggestions and recommendations for any of these, as i'm truly a neophyte and willing to soak up any information you guys have to offer.
As an added bonus, I'm going to ship $50 bucks via paypal to the person with the best advice / suggestions! Thanks to everyone who chimes in.