Unless I missed a thread, the last discussion of Home Theater ROI was seven years ago.
2005! I mean... that was like... back before cars parked themselves, yaknow? Paris Hilton was still basking in the glow of her first sex tape and the Mars Rover of the day didn't have iTunes tagging on the dashboard. If you talked about reading something off a tablet, people would assume you were talking about the Ten Commandments.
So... Technological eons have passed. A 60 inch plasma is half the cost. If you buy your kid a flat panel smaller than 42 inches, the Department of Family Services will investigate you. There are entire shows dedicated to Man Caves on the home improvement channels.
Let's crack this nut and fuel up the old flame wars with Jet-A!
1. What is the X% Return on Investment of a dedicated home theater today?
2. Are potential buyers more accepting of a square footage dedicated to home theater than they were in 2005?
3. Real stories from real people who have sold (or not sold) houses with a dedicated home theater area, please.
4. Does a dedicated home theater help you or hurt you when it's time to sell a home?