More of his articles, http://www.hometoys.com/article_review.php?auth=16
His target audience is people with budget of $1.5k or less for PJ.
I also agree with other, this is not responsible journalism at all
Check the AMP rating for the nearest electrical wall outlet, by opening your breaker box and finding the breaker for that area of the house. The breaker will have the rating printed on its face. Add up the AMP ratings on your equipment. If the total AMPS of your equipment, using that breaker, has a heavier rating than the outlet will allow, have an electrician change the breaker.
His ONLY out is the "have an electrician change the breaker" at least implies the electrician will see if the wiring is capable of 20A breaker (12ga wire) vs the 15A breaker (14ga wire) it implied, and then do the correct thing from there. New circuit(s), etc.
The article is general advice, and does seem written 2-3 years ago before blu-ray became popular.
Ok, this sealed it as old-old
If you are planning on setting the projector on a shelf, you can purchase a finished shelf system or build one yourself. Since we are working with a finished room, I suggest that you build a shelf system from the floor to the ceiling. It should be wide enough to hold your DVD player, cassette player, UPS device, and deep enough for the projector. The shelves should be movable so that you can adjust them. Make sure the shelving unit is fastened to the wall. With adjustable shelves, you can use the extra space to store DVDs.
"cassette player" ....when was the last time we've talked cassette player?
I graduated HS in 1980 and had many of them, heck I transfered 20 or so to iTunes. Shame on this old article for being posted.
what about this statement:
You will need to hide the cable from the projector to the DVD player, as well as all of the audio cables, unless you buy a wireless audio system.
"wireless audio system" ...hmmmmmm