As serious home-theater enthusiasts know, the perfect screening room can easily set you back tens of thousands of dollars. Thankfully for movie buffs who don’t want to spend a fortune (especially those with spouses), with today’s advances in technology, it’s still possible to score a decent budget build-out. Here’s how to give your den a twenty-first-century makeover without blowing a fuse.
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