Let me start off by saying this, I do not have high end equipment! If your looking for commentary on the biggest and best, this is not the place for you. I have created two theater environments from mostly used and rebuilt equipment. The goal of home theater is oohhhhs and aaaaaaasss, I achieve that without the cost. Let's deal with the inside smaller one first. This will be a series of posts to get through the process, images and links will follow.
Here are the pieces to a theater:
The backbone and workhorse for any theater is the projector. Google projector and get sticker shock. They vary in cost from $100- $15,000. So what makes a good one? Lumens!!!! How bright is the thing.....that will allow you to project larger, further and clearer. Remember, a projector is exactly what it says, it projects an image......it is not a very complicated piece of equipment. Input, mirrors, cooling, lens ......brighter is better........1500-3000 lumens is a range you can work with......first stop....EBAY!!!!!
More to come...........