So today is a very significant day in that my townhouse complex was FINALLY approved by government to accept FHA loans from a buyer. Meaning, I can sell my townhouse and buy a new place!!
Future wife is fully onboard and understanding that any place we buy must have space for a theater. We've already vetoed two different places because of a lack of a theater room space.
I've got a pretty good idea of what I'm looking for. Specifically a finished or partially finished basement. The goal is to have a room in the ballpark of 21' x 14' ... perhaps a little longer or a little wider, but these are the ballpark ideas.
This will be my 2nd theater room... my first was a 106" 1.78 screen in a 17' x 11' room. This time around I intend to go with a 142" 1.78:1 Carada BW paired with a Horizontal Masquerade system.
Here's where I need some help. I'm pretty much set on the screen and masking system... but I'm not really sold on any projector currently available. Gun to my head: I'd probably roll with the Sony HW30 or possibly a JVC RS55. However, I really feel I can wait until the fall when the new models come out and make my decision then.
I'm reading from most people on this site to buy the PJ first, then figure out the screen size etc. later... The reality is that I'd really like to buy the screen, masking system, and audio components before I purchase the projector... then when I finally decide on a PJ-- drop it into place.
Is this an unwise decision? Is there anything I'm missing with my reasoning here?
Here's the short list of what I'm looking to do:
Screen: 134" diag. 1.78:1 Seymour AT (1.3 gain) screen w/ Horizontal Masquerade
PJ: TBD (likely a Sony or JVC in the fall)
Integra DTR 50.3 Receiver (Had an earlier Integra model in the past and won't go with anything else)
Speakers: Chase HT SHO-10 for LCR and Surrounds
Thanks for your input!!
Edited by sonichart - 6/11/12 at 12:16pm