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Newbie needs help with home theater setup

Hi,

I am new to the world of home theaters. I am trying to set up a small one in my finished carpeted basement. There is minimal light in the part where I want to get this set up. There are large open areas behind the sitting area with walls surrounding the remaining 3 areas. This sitting area is about 16'x16'. Distance from screen to sitting area would be 12'-16'. I have BenQ W1070. I have tested the projector throw to be about 12' for about 120' screen.

Here are the things I need help with:

1. Finding a ceiling mounted projector screen. I'd like to go with a 16:9 120". My budget is limited to $100-$170.
2. Finding the entire sound setup including a sub, all the speakers (5.1) and the receiver. I am totally open to purchasing all or as many as needed separately. I tested Klipsch Quintet gen V speakers with SW-10 sub and liked the sound, but don't have other comparison and have read reviews here where audiophiles have said you could do better if you just buy components separately. My budget is $1,000 total.

First time doing this, so will appreciate the help.

Thanks much in advance,
Manish
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Hi,

I am new to the world of home theaters. I am trying to set up a small one in my finished carpeted basement. There is minimal light in the part where I want to get this set up. There are large open areas behind the sitting area with walls surrounding the remaining 3 areas. This sitting area is about 16'x16'. Distance from screen to sitting area would be 12'-16'. I have BenQ W1070. I have tested the projector throw to be about 12' for about 120' screen.

Here are the things I need help with:

1. Finding a ceiling mounted projector screen. I'd like to go with a 16:9 120". My budget is limited to $100-$170.
2. Finding the entire sound setup including a sub, all the speakers (5.1) and the receiver. I am totally open to purchasing all or as many as needed separately. I tested Klipsch Quintet gen V speakers with SW-10 sub and liked the sound, but don't have other comparison and have read reviews here where audiophiles have said you could do better if you just buy components separately. My budget is $1,000 total.

First time doing this, so will appreciate the help.

Thanks much in advance,
Manish

Are you looking for a retractable screen? I assume so, since you say " ceiling mounted" , as opposed to a wall mounted fixed screen.

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I recently mounted my 120" Silver Ticket Screen (from Amazon) to ceiling joists as opposed to the wall. That was the much easier route for my setup.
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Are you looking for a retractable screen? I assume so, since you say " ceiling mounted" , as opposed to a wall mounted fixed screen.
Yes, retractable. There's stuff on the wall that the screen needs To cover up!!
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I recently mounted my 120" Silver Ticket Screen (from Amazon) to ceiling joists as opposed to the wall. That was the much easier route for my setup.
That one is out of my budget as it is listed at $250 currently.
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That one is out of my budget as it is listed at $250 currently.
I am working with a similar budget as you. I purchased a Von Haus 100" screen from Amazon for about $70 or so. So far I've been very pleasantly surprised with the quality for how inexpensive it was. I will warn you that it is quite difficult to roll back up once it has been pulled down. It has holes to mount it on the ceiling if I remember correctly.


I'm sure it won't blow anyone's socks off, but I'm loving the screen.
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