I’ll be in the home im in for a little while and I need to update most of my living room setup.
8’ from TV to sofa
Room is 13’ x 16’ rectangle, not an open floorplan, mostly enclosed
Thick, solid cement walls
Relatively little light
Current A/V setup:
Main TV: 1x 32” LCD
Extra TVs: 4x 19” crap LCDs usually for sports; extends to 7x additional TVs on NFL Sundays
Directv Receivers: 1x HDTV DVR, 1x HD, 3x Analog
Audio: Bad Sony audio system w/DVD with rear wireless plus an A/V switch to get more audio channels to cover each TV
What I want to transform the setup to ASAP- I need help with my future setup, my current thinking is as follows:
Main TV: Samsung 51E8000 plasma
I think it’s as big as I should go.
Extra TVs: No change
Might upgrade them someday, but not a priority
Directv: Convert all analogs to HD, the rest stays the same
Audio: Add AVR- Marantz SR7005 or Denon AVR3312CI
I use the AVR to run the audio of any TV at anytime. So the AVR needs enough audio inputs (8 would be ideal) and the remote control needs to allow me to instantly access whichever TV I want the volume on
Audio 2: Add Boston Acoustics SoundWareXS5.1B 5.1 Speaker System
I need a compact system and am open to other ideas here. I don’t need wireless.
Other additions: Xbox, phone connectivity for music (considering new Iphone or the Lumia 900 WP Phone), laptop connectivity (considering a new Dell XPS 13)
I picked out all of these things without much intimate knowledge. Im a newbie and could use advice on the new purchases. Any help is appreciated!