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If the gramophone is still open, they are on Woodward between 14 and Maple.
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Hence why I said using Monoprice for cables was ok.
At 10-15 feet you will want a screen size of 73-134" for optimal picutre according to this viewing calculator. Get a projector.
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My bad, I must have misread
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This was the place I used up in Rochester. I think they have similar stores throughout southeast Michigan. I'd give them a call and see what they could tell you.
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Last year I bought a 50" Panasonic Plasma (TC-P50GT30) and paired it with a Pansonic soundbar (SC-HTB20).
I decided on a soundbar because my current living room is not big enough for a quality 5.1 or 7.1 setup, and I have been very pleased with it. I would suggest a soundbar being the minimal solution for a TV setup because the stock speakers are junk.
My only regret was not buying the 55" TV. My advice would be to decide which size you think you want, then purchase the TV 1 size larger. Finally, a good place to compare TV's is at Paul's TV inside of Art Van - they generally have all the best models side-by-side.
Can you even buy an up-converting DVD player still?
Yep, for like 20 bucks now.
These guidelines might be appropriate for a home theater, but I think most people would find 70"+ TV to be comically large in a living room with a 10' viewing distance.
Guess it depends on what kind of room you are putting the TV in.
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For the basement, I would heed the advice given thus far and go with a plasma. You get some serious picture for a small amount of dough. If plasmas aren't your thing, then a full array LED (if you can find one) would be the way to go. Make sure that you pick one that has very deep black levels. My wife has a Sony LED in the main living room, and the black levels are 'meh.' At times, they look dark gray. Not a fan.
Regarding audio, whatever you do, don't skimp! Most people, when they invest in a new video source, place a small level of emphasis on audio, thinking it insignificant; don't fall into this trap. Place an equal amount of emphasis on good audio, as the majority of the "theater" experience lies in quality sound only obtained from a dedicated source.
That being said, I have very limited experience with sound bars, so I cannot comment on them. I do, however, have some experience with receiver/amp based 5.1 and 7.1 setups, and--let me tell you--this is the way to go. Invest in a good AV receiver and some solid fronts. Over time, add in the satellite/surround speakers.
And whatever you do--STAY AWAY FROM BOSE.
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