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    Red face home theater

    Hatachi 55hdt79 plasma 1080I, Denon 7.1 HDMI AVR 887, Denon HDMI 1080i DVD 557,Klipsch RSX 4 RCX 4 {CENTER} RPW 10 {SUB} Cinama 8. My room is 12 feet by 21 feet with me sitting about 15-18 feet away. I will be useing my system primarily for movies. What do you think about this system or can i do better for the money? Total price is about $6,000.00

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    For 15 feet viewing distance @ 720p I would recommend at minimum a 60" set. You may want to consider a JVC D-ILA or Sony SXRD Rear Projection set. The JVC 61" HD-61FH97 is available for $2,079 on Amazon (much cheaper than the 55" Hitachi Plasma).

    The Denon AVR-887 (aka Denon AVR-2307CI) is a very good choice for receiver. If you are looking to save some money you may also want to consider the Pioneer VSX-1016TXV.

    You can get a much better DVD Player than the Denon DVD-557 (aka Denon DVD-1730) within your budget. Take a look at the Oppo 970 and 981.

    Instead of the Klipsch RPW10 subwoofer I would recommend a HSU STF-2, for roughly the same price. The HSU will put the Klipsch sub to shame.

    As for the Klipsch speakers, I haven't auditionned them myself so I can't make a recommendation. However, if you have an opportunity you should definately audition Paradigm Monitor speakers, they are excellent for home theatre. Audition as many speakers as you can, especially for such a large investment. Your ears won't lie to you. For home theatre, another brand that might be ideal for you is Axiom.

    Don't forget to purchase a Universal Remote. The Logitech Harmony 880 gets my vote.

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