Originally Posted by darthray
Don't let that get in the way.
Many here have system on the budget side and many like me with more elaborated system come here to help.
We all started somewhere, some like to move up the food chain and other buy once and are happy.
Take a look at how many new treads there is about super low budget asking for help.
Stick around and do let a few or one snub steer you away from this hobby.
I posted that a year ago and I still stay in my lane. Also, I do see the little guys asking questions and I also notice that many of the same "experts" offer negative responses or responses not supported by documented expert reviews.
While I am tempted from time to time to improve the projector, I am perfectly content with my 7.2 Yamaha AVR, Infinity speakers and Polk subs. Unless someone is asking about one of those products and the entry level Epson 1080p projectors or states a low budget, I never offer my opinion and when I do, be it positive or negative, it is the truth based on personal experience as well as research caused by a ton of free time at "work".
It bugs me when someone posts a modest budget and an expert is very negative about what they can get and/or tells them not to bother with it until they have more money. I know that they believe their advice, but I also know that I jumped into projectors from a 70 inch Sharp with a SVGA projector and 200 watt Logitech computer speakers. We loved it and rarely used the TV after the first projector, so I took an existing room, added a $349 projector and a $109 sound system. Setup time was about an hour.
While I did catch the upgrade fever (original speakers, AVR and projector), I still focused on the entry level verses the expensive and I like plug and play. Plug in the projector/AVR - find a setting that works, and enjoy. The best thing about my "system" is if something dies, it is an inexpensive fix by just replacing the component (projector, speaker, AVR, sub, etc.). Fry a $99 Infinity tower and in the garbage it goes.
So now I jump in to protect the little guy or to correct an expert who is stating facts based on personal opinion with no documentation. If I believed the experts, my Infinity speakers should have fried my AVR by now and my Epson lamp should have died several thousand hours ago and I should be bothered with the pixels on my 169 inch image which is by the way too big for my seating distance.
Once I even had on guy complain that I couldn't afford $60 dollars worth of paint to treat my room when in fact he had his projector in an unfinished basement with silver insulation walls. Talk about untreated and for the record, my basement is fully finished and I do have paint on the walls.
For now, I will keep posting when appropriate for my "lane".