I have finished my home cinema - my aim was to receive the full benefits of modern home cinema but at the very lowest of cost due to a tight budget. Room 1 living room. £1350 incl VAT - Projector Panny AE100 £90 incl vat (new fomr ebay) Mustek DvD stand alone player (Multi region, RGB+Svid compat, DTS/5.1 decoder plays everything) £17 Matt Ice storm 6 painted smoothed wall- 122" x 69" - £2.99 2" Black duck taped screen border. £92 incl VAT 120W 5.1 surround system (best available at price) http://www.savastore.com/watford/products/?CsOp=15&code=10224222 £18 incl Tech Link S-VHS cable £40 incl Pull down black out blinds within the window frame and behind the curtains solely for use when watching movies in the day. £40 Reddy/orange Voile panels and rail adapted for screen curtains. The red/orane hides the screen when closed and fits in with the rest of the room decor (dark red and terracota walls) Room 2 - Bedroom. Use of Panny - incherchanging rooms £90 incl vat (new from ebay) Mustek DvD stand alone player (Multi region, RGB+Svid compat, DTS/5.1 decoder etc) £12 Matt Ice storm 6 painted smoothed wall- 100" x 56" £2.99 2" Black duck taped screen border. £80 incl VAT Videologic ZXR-500 5.1 surround system (again excellent for price - second best on market to my knowlege for the price) http://www.videologic.com/Products/Product.asp?Product=VL-60537 £10 incl Scart to Video cable I am EXTREMELY happy with the quality vs price effect of this system. I was also impressed with the quality of the two 5.1 surround systems (for the price) although i researched into these before i bought so i knew what to expect. This is my first step into home cinema and no doubt in a few years i will learn and adapt my cinema as my knowledge increases ... but for now i am happy and my wallet is not completely empty. Thank you to everyone at AV forums for their help and advice over the last month!! BTW where is a good place to get black out material? the material stores i have been in have not had any in stock!