A No HELOC Dedicated Home Theater
These last two weeks have been very tight to find blogging time, but this is too cool not to share even if it’s a copout in the form of a quickie to those keeping score at home. A Home Theater reader named Andrew Lambert just emailed over a link to this YouTube video of his dedicated home theater.
Putting together a dedicated theater with a front projection system is not such a big whoop if writing a big check to a custom integration firm is within your means. But Andrew says he put this entire room together for less than $20k, minus the movie collection of course! His system boasts 720p front projection with a 101” screen, full 7.1-channel lossless surround sound powered by a Denon AVR-789 receiver with Paradigm speakers, and a PS3 for Blu-ray playback. His theater seats six in reclining comfort, in two rows of three. Specifically, Andrew says what you see here is about $10k in gear, $3k in building out the room, and $1,500 in furniture. The video’s not bad either even if I think Andrew could have thrown on some pants for his video shoot! But most importantly, this is a really impressive theater space in a very real home, and a nice break from the theater installs that belong on lifestyles of the famous.