|Originally posted by dep378
I am looking to get my 1st pj to put in my bonus room, which is 20'x20' w/ vaulted ceilings. The room has some ambient light w/ 2 windows & a ceiling fan light. Will be watching mostly movies, some TV, & Xbox. All I have in the way of HT is an old dolby Onkyo revcr, Infinti speaker, Kenwood sub, non progressive scan dvd, & old hi-fi VCR.(all work fine) Non have S-video or composite or any extra hook ups. If you had $8,000, what would you buy? Will be doing DIY screen for now. Also, is digital cable or satellite worth getting for a better picture while wathing TV?
If I had $8,000 to spend on HT gear, I wouldn't sink it all into a projector in your situation. For that kind of money you can get a very competent audio and video setup. Without knowing exactly what type of equipment you have, I'd look into getting a new AVR (or pre/pro + amps), new speakers, new DVD player, and finally a new projector & screen.
I'm not sure if you want to go all-out or not, but you might want to consider getting some good dedicated theater seats, installing lighting appropriate for theater use, looking into acoustic treatments, etc.
If you buy an $8,000 projector/screen combo, you're going to probably have average (at best) audio with great video. I think a balanced approach is better. :)