Originally Posted by 1623
if you ever upgrade the media player, a HTPC can be inexpensive and quite effective. Running XBMC or PLEX (built upon XBMC) can really add to the overall feel being able to scroll through your options is a nice reminder of what you have. PLEX even fills in images, synopses, and some theme songs automatically. A mobo with good integrated graphics and an intel sb or ib will have the graphics power to play fullhd video. I haven't tried the AMD combo processors, but maybe they'd be something to look at also.
Also in time if you would like a budget friendly upgrade, the polk monitor or rti (little more) series will be a quite affordable upgrade. As a college kid I bought myself 2 pairs of polk tsi series bookshelfs to replace my HTIB satelites... can definitely notice a difference, more efficient, and better sound quality. Granted, they won't give you the pristine sound quality of some of the higher end models/brands, but they will be plenty for most people.
Our previous roommates had a Mac Mini and they used PLEX on that and it was great. Everything you explained is exactly what it did. That's ideally what I want to do is setup some type of HTPC.
Originally Posted by Rebelord
What are your plans for framing the screen? Depending on what those are, you can possibly frame it out from the wall to be able to place/hide the L/R C speakers behind it.
I was going to go off of this guide where I ordered the screen from...
The screen will be able to come off the wall but not sure if I want to hide the satellites behind the screen... I think it will take away from the directional audio but i'm no expert...
Originally Posted by L D4WG
Yeah, from 3-5 feet; heck even 7 feet you can see each pixel... But we sit back at 20ft and it looks great...
And TV still only comes in at 720p and don't plan on doing higher resolution PC gaming on this projector.Edited by Chris13002 - 11/30/12 at 4:20am