build me a budget home cinema!?


Standard Member
hi guys i'm currently in the process of converting my double garage into a room and have decided i want to have a basic home cinema set up in it. my question to you is can you help me with procuring the best equipment for my money! i am looking to have a 100" screen and projector, and a 5.1 surround sound system. my budget at the moment is £800 to £1000 any advice would be great guys cheers:thumbsup:


Distinguished Member
Here's a 1080p PJ Optoma HD800x from Optoma direct, factory refurb - 300hrs and comes with 1 yr warranty (I bought the HD81 off these guys and Richard is great to deal with, you can even give him ring) £562 inc postage.

OPTOMA HD800X HIGH DEF 1080p (S0325) DLP PROJECTOR on eBay (end time 18-Dec-10 13:29:54 GMT)

amp here £120:

or here £75:

Brand new 5.0 speakers at 2nd hand prices...£299

Quantum Electronics (UK) Limited Monitor Audio Bronze BR1 AV 5.0 - Quantum Electronics (UK) Limited

Subwoofer £100 (this is mine lol!):

Total £1036 if you go for the cheaper amp.

You can alwys pick up a used 720p PJ for £300 or less if you don't want to spend the cash. Also, DIY screen can be made for £30 or less. Look on the home cinema DIY thread for more info.

Hopefully this gives you something to think about!


Distinguished Member
That's a pretty useful post, that kit will get you off the ground and everyone here will help when you get upgradeitis!

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