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Subject: Re: What is a home theater? Date: 11/3/2012 12:34 AM
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I think 'Home Theater' means different things to different people. Some were surprised when we built "nice hauz" (is that what you called it?) that we didn't put in a dedicated room for it. Many of those think you need a 60" or larger screen, forward-facing seating with small tables in between, and of course the 5.1 (or greater) sound system. I don't think they would consider my setup "home theater" because it is a family room.

My opinion is that you need the 5.1 (or greater), a screen (of whatever size), and a media player of some sort. That's a minimalist HT, but it's a HT.

The sky's the limit from there, of course. You can go as big and expensive as you want...

1poorguy


Correction. I said ‘niiiiiz haus’. How is 1poorgal enjoying the new home?

I realize my description (and yours matches it) is minimalist and there are those who would scoff at it being so basic yet the difference in cost does not a home theater make. Difference in cost will cover additional base functions and these can be excellent (as in advanced sound codecs) but with the base covered enjoyment is covered.

My thought is a home theater need not be what some think it should be. Those pictures in magazines of rooms converted into Starship Command Centers is, of course, what the owner wanted and more power to him but my objection is a person wanting a home theater doesn’t have to go to those lengths to have a home theater.

MichaelR
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