by Dylan Kahle
I've spent countless hours on ProjectorCentral looking at reviews and other HT setups. Thought I'd share mine!
This setup took over one of my 3 living rooms so ambient light was a fairly large problem. I purchased some blackout fabric from a local fabric store and covered the large bay window and the open side of the room with a couple yards and some Black sheer curtains. With a couple hours and a staple gun I covered the walls and ceiling with more sheer curtain.
I found the black curtains helped a lot with catching stray light and giving the theater an overall feeling of the real thing.
The lights along with the 3 level touch dimmer I found at Home Depot for under $40. The dimmer is mounted next to one of the cup holders for easy access.
My screen is just my plain wall with a border of 2.5 inch ribbon around it. Someday I may invest in a fabric screen, but for now the wall works great!
Infocus 4805 - $1000
Yamaha 5.1 Surround Sound - $550
PlayStation 2 - $125
'Hockey Puck' Lights - $20
-3 Level touch dimmer - $18
Ashley Home Theater Seating - $1200
Name Brand Couch - $500
(15) 59X84 Black Sheer curtains - $60
9 Yards Blackout fabric - $55
20 Yards 2.5inch Black Ribbon - $16
Center speaker floating shelf - $8
Total - $3552