The big black ugly box is DEAD!
Long live Front Projector!
It can be done under $1800!
Projector: BenQ PB6100 - 1500 ANSI Lumens, 2000:1 Contrast ratio - Price $1100
Screen: Draper Luma white matte - Price $170
DVD, Tuner, Surround 7.1 Speakers:
Pioneer all components in one box - Price $499
As you can see, nothing fancy or expensive here, but the results are jaw dropping.
I enjoy inviting friends for a drink and a movie ( telling them I bought a big screen TV ) then watching them WOW! when they see the REAL THING!
Thanks for opening eyes, Evan!