I finally started work on my own home theatre. I've been patrolling the forum for a while now, and I have seen lots of amazing theatre designs. I have seen several that are listed as "budget" designs with budgets of $10,000 or so. While I realize that you typically get what you pay for, I am going down the road of trying to get the most bang for my buck.
I will start by saying that I have had a 7.1 system for about 6 or 7 years, but I have never had a dedicated room to truly hook it up appropriately, and I haven't had it hooked up at all for about 3 years. So, I will be using what I purchased from Circuit City long ago. Not the top of the line gear, but better than a HTIB from Wal-Mart. So, here's a run down of my equipment:
Harmon-Kardan AVR235- to be replaced since it does not have HDMI switching
Infinity Primus 250 Fronts
Infinity Primus c25 Center
Infinity Primus 150 Surrounds/Rears
AT&T U-Verse Cable Box
Optoma HD20 Projector
As I said, I had all of this stuff setting in the basement, sadly not in use. The exception to that being the projector- I purchased it off of Woot for $650 a year ago, or so.
That wraps up my introductory post. I'll follow with existing and proposed plans.