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Generally speaking, no. The HT2050 is typically considered on par with the 3050, and the upgrade in price doesn't play out with the image on screen.
Do you plan on painting the walls, ceiling, or changing out the carpet?
If not, then I would get the HT1070 or HT2050 and call it done. If you are, then while those models are certainly the best under $1,500, the Sony HW45ES starts to become one worthy of consideration.
The projector will typically be right over the seating area. The noise is not much and the location keeps it out of the walking path of others on the ceiling. Typically projectors vent from the front/back/sides, so directly overhead often is the best location for keeping you out of the direct noise line from a projector.
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