The Real Cost of Creating Your Own Man Cave

By Alex McIntyre - 2011-11-02T19:17:02Z

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The Electronics

Our man cave features just one large plasma TV, but some caves have two or more TVs to track multiple games.

$2,000: Panasonic Viera 55-inch 1080p 3-D Plasma HDTV (wall-mounted; TVs are deeply discounted, so you can likely find this TV for cheaper)

$800: Sony BDV-HZ970W 3-D Compatible Blu-ray Player Home Entertainment System

$400: Blu-ray Movie Collection, 20 at $19.99 ea.

$2,256: DirecTV Premier Package, including NFL Sunday Ticket, HBO, Cinemax, Starz, Showtime, 285 channels, HD and DVR (24 months, $94 per month with 2-year contract)

Running tally: $5,456