Building a large screen home ‘theatre’ is probably on many homeowners’ wish list. They are often held back by the prospect of facing a 5 to 6 digit price tag that has so often been acquainted with home entertainment system.
But if it is for the sole purpose of getting up a 100” screen for your “wide-screen” experience in the living room or in your bedroom, you will be pleasantly surprise that it can be done within a few thousand dollars.
Projectors are generally classified into 2 groups. They are Data projectors (also known as video projectors) and Home projectors. The basic projection systems of both groups of projectors are pretty similar but Home projectors are equipped with better video processing and high contrast capabilities. Having said that, it means a much more sophisticated chip-set and lens system, which justify the higher price tags for Home projectors.
However if you are tight on your budget, the latest data projectors (especially those which come with HDMI port) should still give you a pretty decent picture.
Data Projector Price Range: $800 – $2000
Home Projector Price Range: $2000 – $4000
A basic sound system comprises of an amplifier/ mixer and Speakers, which can be readily available for plug and play.
Sound System Price Range: $300 – $1500
A matt white screen will do the job. Projection onto a flat wall painted with matt white paint will also do the job.
Manual Pull-Down Screen Price Range: $200 – $500
Find the best possible equipments with your available budget and with the necessary equipments in place, all that is left is to plug in your Blueray, PS3 or Nintendo Wii for the ultimate large screen experience in comfort of your home!
The prices above serve as an indication only, as different brands and models prices varies.