Building my first home theater, budget $10k, need help
Hi there -- I'm new to AVS Forum and to the home theater world in general. I'm building a home theater in my basement from the ground up and I'd like to start the planning process. I have a budget of $10k for all equipment (speakers, screen, projector, receiver, wiring, etc...). What should I be looking at?
Does it make sense to build an 11.2 or 9.1 speaker system?
I'm thinking I should do a 1080p projector for now, and upgrade to 4k in a year or two when the technology is better, movies more available, and prices a lot less. Can 4k signal travel over standard HDMI?
What kind of amp equipment do I need? I'm confused why I never see just a standard receiver in the elaborate home theater setups on this site, rather an entire rack of stuff ... what is all the other stuff, and is it necessary?
What kind of power should I bring into the rack? Should I condition it?
Any equipment lists to reference as a starting point would be really helpful ... thank you!