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- Have you estimated the cost of seating, lighting, the control system and installation?
- What is your budget? Expect to spend about the same amount on the audio as you do on the visual. In other words, if you spend $1,500 on a projection system, expect to pay $1,500 on surround-sound speakers, including the receiver and amplifiers.
- Have you considered a home theater-in-a-box? These all-in-one systems take the guesswork out of choosing individual electronic components and typically include speakers, a receiver, a DVD/CD player, possibly a VCR or DVD recorder, and cables and a remote control. Systems are priced between about $300 and $2,000.