Seems like semantics are causing problems...
"Home Theater" means different things to different people obviously.
Not many can afford a home (with dedicated square footage) to have the "true" Home Theater, complete with the uber expensive equipment.
I think that most
people would call any
area that incorporates a big screen TV and (at least) a 5.1 surround system their
home theater. Sorry if this offends some but their
reality is not mine or yours.
It's the experience
people want to replicate in the home... not the equipment, not the screen size, and not the dimensions.
Can this experience be possible without a huge screen and projector?
Does a 5.1 system convey the experience, or is 7.1/2 or 11.3 necessary?
Opinions will vary... but that's life!
For me I want to be emersed in the movie in my downstairs family room, just like at the theater. I have a 54" LED TV with a 7.2 AVR that will do height/wide/rear. I have that emersion into the movies I watch.
Do I have a home theater? Many may say no, others will say absolutely! All I know is with the limits of the space I have, I have done the best I could to get that experience, and I am very pleased with the results!
If you are happy with your results you have acheived in replicating that experience, then I would say that qualifies as your
Too bad if others would disagree or are insulted at such a thought.
And just to be perfectly clear, I do not call it a "home theater"... it's the TV room... with a kick ass picture and sound system! (Kinda hard to imagine "Spongebob Squarepants" or the evening news as home theater material!