Originally Posted by lmidgitd
Wise words right there.
I think this is often overlooked in this forum. Too often we get caught up in trying to be the best or to keep up with the neighbors. The problem is that if this were a drag race most of us would have a Hellcat compared to the average Joe's Pinto, but all we see is that the Hellcat is the standard.
I think it might be good advise for all of us. I tend to update my system in chunks as I can afford the upgrades. Our relatively new group just happened to catch me and my system after about 10 years of upgrades.
Part of the excitement is seeing the improvements to each persons theaters as they progress from milestone to milestone as well! So if you do it all at once, there maybe less reason to go back and see the changes!
One example of good milestone improvements
(Getting the base setup)
TV and Speakers
(Upgrading to Surround Sound)
TV and 7.1
(Upgrading to a Projector from a TV)
1080P Projector and 7.1
(Upgrading to UHD and a 2160P capable Projector)
2160P Projector and 7.1
(Upgrading to multiple subs for room response and or SPL gains)
2160P Projector and 7.1 (with multiple subs now)
(Upgrading to immersive audio formats)
2160P Projector and 7.1.4 (Atmos & DTS:X)
And you could do a GTG for each one of the milestones and maybe even get suggestions from the other members. (Hint, Hint Scott....
But even with all that said, go into each project with a goal in mind, and if you get to a point where you are completely satisfied.
1080P Projector and 7.1, dont feel pressured to buy things to impress the rest of us. This is not all about the hardware. Truly the best part for me is the company and talking to others that share a similar passion.