Budget, budget, budget, folks–it’s all that some people can think about any more. And if you’re eager to figure out how to save a few bucks here and there, well, we’ve got good news for you.
You know we’re always looking for sweet home theater setups to tell you about, and we find LOADS of them literally all over the place. But lately we’ve been taking a look around for smaller, simpler home theaters–the kind that most folks could put in themselves if they were so inclined. And so today, we have one more in the series of budget home theaters–the cheap indoor cineplex.
Or that’s what its owner calls it–though it’s also referred to as “a home theater on a budget with limited space”. Handily, this is what most of us face, so let’s take a look at what he did.
He’s got a Samsung DVD / VCR combo unit (that he salvaged out of a landfill) hooked up to a Philips LCD projector that he got “for nothing” (though he admits that he had to buy a bulb for it), and he’s hooked all of this to an old Altec-Lansing PC speaker set with a subwoofer (the volume controls are by his bed for easy access). He’s projecting onto a homemade ninety inch screen.
The only real problem with the system, he admits, is that there’s a thin blue bar on the lowest part of the screen, and I had a hard time noticing until he pointed it out.
The end result is a surprisingly sweet home theater setup that cost less than five hundred bucks total. It’s amazing what you can do with a little dumpster diving, and this video is proof of that.