I have been looking around at products for my first home theater for a while, but I have little experience with comparing receiver/speaker set ups.
Here are some things that will hopefully narrow down the spread of possibility:
-It will be set up in the basement, so minimal light and alternative use.
-It will be used about 60% movies, 30% TV, and 10% music.
-I am planning on going with the Panny 3000AE and have an overall gadget budget of about $6K.
-I am leaning toward a screen with 2.35:1 ratio, but really don't know the positives/negatives of others. But with the Panny listed, I think the built in anamorphic lens, any should work.
-The front wall the screen will be on is about 18' x 9', which is why I'm thinking the 2.35:1 screen would fit nicely, at about a 135" diag
-the walls have been prewired for a 7.1 or 7.2 surround set up.
-dimensions of the viewing area are L-shaped: the front wall is about 18' wide, and back wall is 31' from the screen wall. 9' Ceiling.
I can include any other info needed, but hopefully this is good to get started.
Any websites/brands to look at would be much appreciated