I am new to the home theater scene, so I figured I should come here and get some advice before I start my set up. First of all, I am on a very limited budget... I have maybe $900 to spend on my entire home theater. Thankfully I already have a projector screen.
Anyway, I want to watch HD movies and play a few games on my 360. No 3D or anything fancy is necessary. Here is what I am thinking the optimal setup for my tiny budget may be. Keep in mind I am completely new to this and would love suggestions on what I should change.80" Dual Aspect Screen
($510... less on Newegg at the moment)Panasonic 5.1 System
Xbox 360 ($200ish)
My thoughts so far...
There seems to be little doubt that the H5350 is one of the best, if not THE best option for a projector in my price range.
The Panasonic system seems pretty bare-bones to me, but it might be able to get the job done.
As for the Xbox 360... well, I already own one and wanted a second anyway. The 360 works pretty well as a media center (I run TVersity and play HD movies on it through a thumb drive) and playing games on a 80" screen should be pretty amazing.
Another worry I have is how to get the items all connected together. Do you run the HDMI from the 360 to the sound system, then the sound system has an output HDMI that goes to the projector? I know that is a stupid question, but all of this is new to me.