Call me a Home Theater snob, but, I don’t think a room with any size flat panel TV is a “Theater Room”. There has to be at least a 100″ screen (fixed or motorized) and a decent projector (I prefer the JVC RS2). Fully controlled lighting, motorized screen curtain, masking, tiered seating and sound treated walls. If the room doesn’t consist of all of these, then it’s just a media room.

EPSON is heading in the right direction with the Ensemble HD system. It includes everything you need to get sound and projection into your “Theater Room” on a budget. The system includes a 100″ motorized screen with integrated speakers, projector (720p or 1080p) with ceiling mount that includes the rear speakers built into the mount. All the cables, a universal remote, subwoofer, and amplifier/receiver. EPSON designed the system so it can be installed in about 4 hours.

The 720p system retails for $5000 while the 1080p version goes for $7000. Not bad for a complete audio/video system… for more information check out the EPSON Ensemble HD website.

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