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Wifey and I closed on our house yesterday and we're in the market to set up our living room with a home theater system. This is where I admit I've got no idea where to start. I don't know the difference between a plasma and LCD TV, I have no idea how to mount one on a wall, it's a mystery to me how to get the cables hidden, et cetera. I am a noob.
The budget is, at absolute most, $2500. Our needs are fairly simple. We want a big ass TV that looks great, connected to a DVD/Blu-ray system (likely staying with DVDs for now but may geta blu-Ray player in the future). I don't want to run everything through a computer. Consoles are not currently a consideration, I've got a PS2 and XBox, but not a PS3 or 360. I would say that the possibility of me getting a new console is about 10%, I just prefer to do my gaming on a PC.
So, I'm looking for advice. How do i know I'm getting a good TV and not getting ripped off? What sort of cables do I need to get? Is there anything I need to tell the cable company in order to get the best picture possible? What about speakers, should I get wall mounts or standing speakers? How do I hide cables?
I'll take any advice, we've got about two weeks to go through the design an purchase process. Thanks a lot.
"Sometimes things aren't complicated," I said. "You just have to be willing to accept the absolute corruption of everybody involved."