I'm a super n00b when it comes to HT, and looking for some input/suggestions. Currently my HT is no older than about 2 years old, but my kids are getting smear marks on the TV, and my 2 year old keeps yanking wires out of the satellite speakers, and keeps hanging on them... Plus I wanna upgrade lol
My plans for use would be basically daily(cartoons for the kids) and movies on weekends.
I currently have....
65" Toshiba 1080p DLP tv;
Toshiba | ARCHIVED: 65HM167: 65 Diagonal 1080p DLP® TV
DENON AVR-1609 7.1 HT reciever;
Denon USA | AVR-1609
DCM cinema1 HT surround package;
My living room is 21'x14' and 8.5' ceilings, with a big opening in the side of the room going into the dining room like in the drawing attached.
Epson powerlite home cinema 8100 projector;
110" electric screen with IR remote;
DCM W625 in wall satellite speakers(7 including center channel);
And sub will either be a...
AE speakers AV15-X in a custom box;
AE Speakers Online Store
or I can get my hands on a 15" eclipse Ti locally..
Or do you think I might be better off with dual 12's or 10's? When is it too much? lol
Either a rack amp for the sub;
Dayton SA1000 Subwoofer Amplifier Rack Mountable | Parts-Express.com
or a plate amp on the box;
Dayton SPA1000 1000W Subwoofer Plate Amplifier | Parts-Express.com
Or instead I'm looking at a few other options for the TV...
Panasonic Viera 65" plasma'
Specifications / Dimensions | S series -Plasma HDTV | PRODUCT | 2010 North America | VIERA | PlasmaLCD TV | Panasonic Global
Sony BRAVIA 60" LED tv;
Sony KDL60EX700 BRAVIA EX700 Series 60 LED Backlit HDTV - 1080p, 1920x1080, 120Hz, 16:9, 4x HDMI at TigerDirect.com
Samsung 58" plasma 3D;
Samsung PN58C7000 58 Class Ultra Slim 3D Plasma HDTV - 1080p, 1920x1080, 16:9, 5000000:1 Dynamic, 600Hz Subfield Motion, .001ms, 2USB, 4 HDMI at TigerDirect.com
My questions now lol,
(1)which would you choose for TV and why?
(2) I've heard projectors have come a long way, will picture quality be as good if not better than a TV like my old one(the 65" Toshiba)?
(3)The satellite speakers would have to be in the walls due to my monster kids playing with the wires, and for a more flush look. Would the type I posted up there be/sound good in a HT setting?
(4) Which subwoofer and amp would be stronger, and the best deal for my HT set up?
(5)I was told by a friend that does HT installs, and he told me that 5.1 might be better in my room, something about 7.1 blending togather and not sounding as good... This true?
Thanks for any input. I am getting headaches researching this because I keep finding conflicting opinions about everything and don't want to make the wrong purchase lol.
If any of you have anything better you could recommend then by all means. I'm looking to spend ~$2,500 on a TV, and up to $1,000 for the satellite speakers, and ~$600 for the sub/amp.