I have gotten a bug up my ass and I want to BUY a projector. This is my set up the room is 14L X 13w and the celing is 7ft 6inches!! I want a screen around 92 inches. Shelf mount and I have narrowed it down!!
Mits 6800 (very flexable in placement)
Epson 8100 Home Cinema does have manual lens shift
Panny AE-4000 (very flexable in placement)
I will only be watching sports. Do I need to spend the extra money on the Panny or Mits or go with the Epson? I will spend the money!! THe Epson seems to have the bulb failure!! I have to have lens shift!!
Pioneer KRP-500M / Denon AVR-2809CI / Emotiva XPA-3
Paradigm Studio 10's / Paradigm Studio CC-490 / Def Tech PM-800
Sunfire HRS-8 / Oppo BDP-103D / Behringer DSP-1124 / Digiwave DTV-5000
Your lucky even to have an option for a projector. I can't even get one.
Onkyo system, Yamaha speakers, AKG headphones
Nikon D800, D700, V1
14-24 F/2.8, 24-70mm F/2.8, 70-200mm F/2.8, 200-400mm F/4
16mm Fisheye F/2.8, 35mm F/1.4, PC-E 45mm F/2.8, 85mm F/1.4, 105mm Micro F/2.8, 1.4xTC 1.7x TC, 10-100mm PD-Zoom
Denon AVR-988 * Harmony ONE
Klipsch RF-82 II front * RC3 center * RP3 surrounds * KEF HTS1001 rear
Rythmik Audio DS1501 CI sub
Samsung LN46B550 LCD
That does make some sense and those are valid points. I may just pull the trigger and get the VT Panny. I will see what the shootout brings in Sept!!
I may have a little usefull input here.
I have both a RPTV and a Projector in the same room.
I have to tell you that I hope you have really good HD cable or sat...cause a bad video feed looks really ugly on a large screen.
Thats why I watch TV feed on my 56" RPTV and Blu-rays on my projector.
Just my $.02
Incredible layout. Gives us duffers something to dream about! Thanks for sharing...
I spent 2 years putting all my ideas on paper...then 6 months from start to finish.
Here is a link that tells the whole story..hope you like it.
My Room Build
One thing not in the story...half way thew the build....I had a heart attack..but we got threw it :D
Only thing I can say is..if I can do this..anyone can..it really is not as hard as some would want you to believe.
Ya, that's a fine setup you've got there. So you built all that yourself, then? That is impressive. I hope you don't mind my asking, how long have you had the RS20? How happy have you been with it? I'm still purely in the planning stages (like 1happyguy), but I'm looking to build a projector room in the next year or two myself and I'm trying to figure out which projector to go with.
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Ok guys thanks again!! I went ahead and bought a runco I got a great deal for just about 20grand!! I am ONLY kidding!! I pulled the trigger and bought a Epson 8100. Since this is my FIRST projector and wll only be used for sports I wanted to save some $$$. I have a very nice antenna setup with a XG-91 and 1713. I am in a market where I can easily receive both Baltimore and Washington Dc stations. My HD IS GREAT!! I have a centronics digital turner to hook up to the projector to pull in OTA games if needed. I have FIOS for the NFL redzone, ESPN, and NFL NETWORK. So, my picture quality is SOLID!! I am trying to decide to go with a 80 or 92 inch screen!!
Please don't have anymore heartattacks!!
Ok good advice on the screen. I am lucky enough to have HTDEPOT in my backyard and can go and pick the screen up. Should I get a gain higher than 1.1?
Well, the ideal screen will depend very heavily on the details of your setup, so you should talk with someone who really knows projectors. I'd PM Robert Zohn and joerod your question, as those two know this stuff very well. A higher gain is sometimes desired by people because it brightens the picture and, especially if one is going with a very big screen, that added reflectiveness can help (I've seen some with an on-axis gain over 2.0). One downside that people sometimes run into, though, is losing screen uniformity due to the greater reflectiveness.
Please understand that everything I'm saying here comes just from my reading up on it. I am an utter newb with projectors; I do not even own one yet and I cannot, with any reliability, advise you on how best to proceed. PM Robert and/or Joe with the details of your projector, its position in the room, the light conditions and wall colors of the room, what your budget limit is and so on; they'll know what your best options are. Then you can head on down to HTDEPOT and get your best screen.
(You're makin' me jealous here, man; I want one.)
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