Hi Folks, Just found the forum and this is my first post. I've looked at some of your setups and am amazed. Unfortunately, my budget is much more modest.
But I've managed to setup a reasonable system, if it IS sort of Frankenstein setup. I had a pretty good room to start with for a dedicated home theater. It's 16 1/2' by 22 1/2' and only has one large window at the long end of the room. With black drapes and the screen coming down right in front of the window, I can make that room pitch black even on a bright sunny day.
Here's my current setup:
120" Da Lite Cosmopolitan powered screen
Optima UHD50 (Yes I know it has a light border, but the picture is outstanding)
Sony UBP-X1100ES Blu Ray player
Onkyo TX-RZ830 reciever
9th gen Core i7 PC for gaming and large display browsing
Fire TV box
Digital OTA converter and antenna for local TV
Pioneer HPM 1500 front speakers
Pioneer HPM 100 surround speakers
Yamaha NS-C444 center speaker (Soon to be replaced with a Klipsch RP-504C)
Two BIC Acoustech PL200 II subs
65" Samsung 4K TV (Can't remember the model)
Sony UBP-UX80 Blu Ray player
Onkyo TX-NR686 receiver
Fire TV box
Yamaha NS-777 tower front speakers
Yamaha NS-C444 surrounds
Some crappy Panasonic center speaker from my old home theater in a box (Soon to be replaced by the NS-C444 that's currently in the theater room)
JBL PB12 Sub
The Pioneer speakers the theater room were a HUGE surprise. I originally had a 5.1 setup in the theater room with the Yamaha's that are now mostly in the living room. I bought the Pioneer speakers WAY WAY back in 1979, and they have been in storage for about the last 30 years. Vintage audio has become pretty valuable in the last few years, and I pulled all my vintage equipment out with the intentions of refurbishing it and selling it to finance my theater room upgrade. I had to re-foam the woofers on the HPM 1500's, as the foam surrounds had completely disintegrated while in storage, but everything else was still in perfect condition . Before I listed the speakers for sale, I decided to hook them up to my new home theater receiver just for the heck of it. My wife and I were simply blown away! Those 40 year old speakers sounded SO much better than the Yamaha's. The clarity of the mids and highs, and the base was MUCH harder hitting (15" woofers on the HPM 1500's). So the 40 year old speakers are staying, and now I only need to look for right and left surrounds and a set of height speakers to round out the system. I want to take advantage of the full 9.1 capability of the receiver. Any recommendations for side surrounds and height speakers would be appreciated.