Home Theater on a Budget

By the time it was all said and done, I think I spend around $6k for my livingroom theater. I certainly didn;t have to break the bank and I came away with what I thought was a pretty good system. Althought it took me a few years to get the TV I was most happy with. Electronic House has a few more examples of HT's that don't break the bank.

Did you guys break the bank when you built yours? Or were you a bit more frugal?

From the article:

The technology in mid-range to affordable audio/video gear has improved
considerably, bringing quality sound and images to the budget minded. And you
don’t have to deck out a big space to have an area that looks like a theater.
You can have a home theater system with a big-screen TV and surround sound right
in your family room, recreation room or bedroom if you like. Best of all, you
can have wonderfully immersive home theater experiences for $10,000 or less. The
cost largely depends on your tastes. Here are three fairly budget-minded but
highly satisfying home theater systems—and how they came about: