Ok, I know this is the question has been asked a few times before, and I've been reading peoples opinions...but times/projectors/tv's change. So here is my dilemma. My wife and I are closing on our house this week. It's a 1957 brick ranch, just under 1200 sq' with a partially finished basement...but for the most part its a raw space...and it's ALL MINE... I'm struggling between building a dedicated theater room with front projection, raised seating etc or a new Vizio M801 LCD flatscreen. My use will be 50% HDTV cable about 40% Computer/HTPC/games viewing and maybe 10%'ish movies. I'm all set as far as audio goes with a full NHT speaker system/Sunfire processor blah blah blah...One thought is...I currently have an older 55inch Vizio that's working fine, it's about 5 years old, I could use that for my "everyday watching" of tv and surfing the web, and on those few occasions fire up a projector for an experience. I can get special pricing on Epson projectors and I've been looking at their new 5030 and most likely shoot a 110" image sitting anywhere from 8 to 15' back. DLP is right out as I see the flash...I haven't decided on how much of the basement I want to dedicated yet. Because the space is in the basement it would be 100% light controlled.
Thanks for any comments
Emotiva XMC-1, Tekton Double impact, GoldenEar XXL center, Airmotiv 6's, GoldenEar Aeon 2's rear, Epik/DIY sub, Oppo DVD, Parts Express 15 sub kit, Epson 5030 projector, Crown XLS2500 X 4, 1 running the Tekton's