I haven't posted in a while but after looking at some several of the recent HToMs and what they cost, I decided to update the thread. (I did buy a new computer for around $230 a few weeks ago for streaming anime as the prior $129 32g one couldn't update Windows 10 to the current version and the update warnings were driving us crazy.
....I see great theaters with great price tags, so I like to post what one can get with a inexpensive projector, a painted wall, inexpensive sound, a cheap computer and a few hours. In my case, I have a 151.5" 16:9 painted screen for a 151.5" computer monitor, a 151.5" TV and 143.5" for scope movies. In a few hours time everything can be removed/repaired and returned to the original condition of the finished basement for the day we decide to sell.
So to recap as it currently sits, I probably have right around $3000 in the primary equipment...blu-ray player, 3D glasses, 5 pairs of wireless speakers, 7.4 sound and current projector. Something like:
Epson HC3700 $1124
Yamaha 7.2 RX-675 $299
Infinity Primus P363 fronts $200 pair
Polk PSW-10 subs fronts 3 for $260
BIC F-12 sub rear $199
Infinity Primus P163s rear $100 pair
Infinity Primus P153s sides $90 pair
Infinity Primus center PC 351 $182
Rear/side Speaker Stands $100
Sony 3D blu-ray player $60
3D glasses @6 approximately $140
Computer and wireless keyboard $260
5 pairs of wireless headphones owned prior to 2013
This has been spread over several years since late 2013 and I'm not counting my retired stuff such other projectors, and AVR/speakers, as well as, current game systems (which according to my daughters are embarrassingly behind the times), cables/mounts/switches and etc.
I took a few screen shots today as I hit 2100 lamp hours on the Epson HC3700 I got back in September. The bottom line is you don't have to spend $80K to have a great room...in my opinion.