Monday, January 10, 2011

The Confusing World of Home Theater

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:

1. Projector
2. Screen
3. Amplifier
4. Speakers

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...........

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