After a Friday night visit with some friends in which we watched a movie on their outdoor projector, my wife insisted that we get something like that. Our friends had gone first-class all the way with super high end equipment, but we weren't sure how it would work out for us or how we'd end up using it so we wanted to go cheap for starters, and then we figured we'd upgrade later if we got into it. After securing a used projector and a new screen from Amazon, I bought this RCA theater system from WalMart. I bought the cheapest blu-ray with amp and speakers I could find and the RTB10223 was the one.
I use the HDMI to connect the projector to the blu ray/amp, and wire up the speakers and subwoofer. We set everything up on our back patio deck, with the projector hanging from its mount on the pergola. I put screws in the supports to hang the surround speakers from. The sound quality was nothing short of amazing in less than ideal conditions. The picture quality is also astounding, but at 1080p, it should be.
We've used it many times since our initial purchase last September with zero complaints. If anything, it's too loud! I certainly don't see a reason to upgrade at this point, and for the value price, it has far exceeded my expectations. I consider it an excellent value for anyone who's looking for a cheap starter unit.
I haven't run a CAT-5/6 to it for network streaming, but I don't expect any issues based on it's DVD/blu ray performance so far. Also, we have only used it a few months outdoors only (we live in California), so I don't know how long it will hold up, but if it lasts a few years then I definitely will have gotten more than my money's worth out of it! Very pleased to say the least!
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