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jiveturkey
06-02-2008, 01:46 PM
So I moved into the new pad about a month ago and just completed the theater room on Saturday.

Back speakers http://www.emotiva.com/erd1.html
Front + center http://www.emotiva.com/erm1.html
Sub http://www.a1components.com/itemdisplayn.aspx?item=10985
Receiver (reconditioned) http://www.ecost.com/detail.aspx?edp=40650016
TV = 65" Mitsubishi DLP (I've had it for a while).

The sound system has totally blow me away. I have a friend who is a total audiophile and he swears by the speakers. I would have gone with the 7 speaker set up but I didn't think that my room dimensions required it.

If you're looking for new stuff your search should start with the Emotivas.

AMC can now suck it.

Pestilence
06-02-2008, 01:53 PM
I love my Onkyo receiver.

jiveturkey
06-02-2008, 02:12 PM
Did you get the 805? There's apparently a recent firmware update.

phisherman
06-02-2008, 02:23 PM
that's a f**king great deal on the 805!

jiveturkey
06-02-2008, 02:24 PM
Keep in mind that it's rebuilt. It still has a 1 year warranty like a new one so I risked it. It looks like a new one and even has the new receiver smell.

phisherman
06-02-2008, 02:29 PM
i know, saw that in the link. even clubonkyo.com, which has some pretty hard to beat deals, can't touch that price.

The Bad Guy
06-02-2008, 03:16 PM
I'm going to be building a house in the next year, and the plans are to have a theatre room in the basement built along with the house.

I want to get at least a 120-150 inch screen installed. Anyone know the best place to look for that and a 1080P projector?

I have a budget, but I want to do this thing right.

Swanman
06-02-2008, 04:12 PM
I'm going to be building a house in the next year, and the plans are to have a theatre room in the basement built along with the house.

I want to get at least a 120-150 inch screen installed. Anyone know the best place to look for that and a 1080P projector?

I have a budget, but I want to do this thing right.

Carada screens (www.carada.com) are good (compared by many to Stewart screens in quality, Stewart is sold at Tweeter) and fairly cheap because they are direct-shipped from the company to the consumer, no middle man. I got a 106" screen for around $850 shipped, comparable Stewart screen was $1,500+. Great customer service as well. I dealt with the owner most of the time ordering my screen (company doesn't have too many people).

For a projector, I have the Panasonic AE-2000U and love it. It's 1080P and is considered one of the best 1080P lcd projectors that is still reasonably priced (in the $3,000-$4,000 range). The next frontier is the 3-chip DLP 1080P projectors, but there currently aren't any for less than $10,000.

wendy666
06-02-2008, 09:39 PM
Did you get the 805? There's apparently a recent firmware update.

I'm trying to pick the 805 receiver, searched a lot online these days, and the cheapest i can find is $650 at a deal site

http://www.dealstudio.com/searchdeals.php?deal_id=106216&ru=290

How is it? is it the right place to go?

KcMizzou
06-02-2008, 09:51 PM
I'm going to be building a house in the next year, and the plans are to have a theatre room in the basement built along with the house.

I want to get at least a 120-150 inch screen installed. Anyone know the best place to look for that and a 1080P projector?

I have a budget, but I want to do this thing right.Jesus man... can I come over? Hell, I'd help. I can haul lumber and drive a nail straight. :D

morphius
06-02-2008, 10:09 PM
I'm trying to pick the 805 receiver, searched a lot online these days, and the cheapest i can find is $650 at a deal site

http://www.dealstudio.com/searchdeals.php?deal_id=106216&ru=290

How is it? is it the right place to go?
they still have some at the 3cost for $549 price...

The Bad Guy
06-03-2008, 06:21 AM
Jesus man... can I come over? Hell, I'd help. I can haul lumber and drive a nail straight. :D

You would be more than welcome if you are ever in Pennsylvania.

I told my fiance that she can do whatever she wants to the rest of the house, but the basement is my man cave. Thankfully, I have friends who install home theatre stuff, and my future father in law is a contractor to help me pull this off.

Baby Lee
06-03-2008, 06:56 AM
I'm going to be building a house in the next year, and the plans are to have a theatre room in the basement built along with the house.

I want to get at least a 120-150 inch screen installed. Anyone know the best place to look for that and a 1080P projector?

I have a budget, but I want to do this thing right.

Lots of discussion to be had here

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=7&f=9

jiveturkey
06-03-2008, 06:56 AM
I'm trying to pick the 805 receiver, searched a lot online these days, and the cheapest i can find is $650 at a deal site

http://www.dealstudio.com/searchdeals.php?deal_id=106216&ru=290

How is it? is it the right place to go?There are 3 of us that have bought our receivers there and we haven't had any issues.

wendy666
06-03-2008, 06:20 PM
they still have some at the 3cost for $549 price...

Thanks, i check out that at ecost, it's $549, i'll go for it.

Sure-Oz
06-03-2008, 07:05 PM
I love my Onkyo receiver.

My parents own a badass Onkyo setup with their 65" mitsu hd, ownage

morphius
06-03-2008, 07:44 PM
Thanks, i check out that at ecost, it's $549, i'll go for it.
I just noticed I tried to type that in l33t, dear goodness I suck.

Plus I just picked up a plasma, so I don't have the money for a new receiver and would love to get that one right now. ARGH!