After seeing the nicely designed home theater on the first page (props to poster), i don't have that much to bring to the table.
Decided to go with a 2.1 set up for my apartment since i didn't want to run wires under the rug or running wires through the wall.
But here is my setup. I can never go back to using a flat screen TV for movies and gaming.
Home built screen: 90 inches (material bought from ebay, wood from lowes)
Projector: Optoma GT750 3D HD 1080p downsize to 720p. (Blacks are good, brightness is amazing because of short throw - even during the day when the sun is coming up).
Receiver: JVC 7030v 7.1 DTS/Prologic 2.
HDMI Splitter: Rocket Fish
Cable Box: BHN Cisco 8742 HDC
Remote: Logitech Harmony One
Amplifier: Technical Pro 1100 Watts (garbage amplifier, but still does justice)
Speakers: MTX Thunder Pro 2 Balanced XLR (Performance is amazing, bass output is superb).
Subwoofer: BIC Acoustech PL -200 (Bass is superb).
Router: BHN Motorola Surfboard SBG6580
Movie Viewing: I use either my xbox or ps3 (blu ray) and my Seagate Network Based external for storage of my movies.
Ive spent a decent amount of money during this build.
Ignore the Viet. Hat and the Pumpkin.