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    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!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1happyguy View Post
    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!!

    Thanks
    First things firts, remove the bug up your Ass. I bet that is painful.. Is it a big bug??

    I read excellent things about the Panny, I would spend the money and get the panny.. Can you demo any of the said projectors??
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    Quote Originally Posted by House72 View Post
    First things firts, remove the bug up your Ass. I bet that is painful.. Is it a big bug??

    I read excellent things about the Panny, I would spend the money and get the panny.. Can you demo any of the said projectors??
    LOL !!!

    I've had many of those bugs before. Yep, it's definitively painful... for your pocket !!!
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    Your lucky even to have an option for a projector. I can't even get one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1happyguy View Post
    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!!

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    Let me make one comment about projectors in general...everybody feels that they will just replace a big screen tv...that's really not the case for the average consumer. Unless you have mega bucks to spend on one...you will have to constantly tweek it. It's not for the person that just wants to come home and watch tv all day and never work on it. They are high maintenance..is what I hear from people that own them. For me personally...I would'n't want one for all content...movies would be great...not so sure I want to watch football games and other sports on them...that's just my preference and experience from watching these type of events on them. It's a moot point for me because I dont' have the space...but if I had the space I'd get a 65" Panny...or if I had more disposable income(isn't it all)I'd be calling Cleveland Plasma about getting that 85" Panny Plasma. Not only do you have to have a lot of space for a projector...but that room needs to be very dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedking View Post
    Let me make one comment about projectors in general...everybody feels that they will just replace a big screen tv...that's really not the case for the average consumer. Unless you have mega bucks to spend on one...you will have to constantly tweek it. It's not for the person that just wants to come home and watch tv all day and never work on it. They are high maintenance..is what I hear from people that own them. For me personally...I would'n't want one for all content...movies would be great...not so sure I want to watch football games and other sports on them...that's just my preference and experience from watching these type of events on them. It's a moot point for me because I dont' have the space...but if I had the space I'd get a 65" Panny...or if I had more disposable income(isn't it all)I'd be calling Cleveland Plasma about getting that 85" Panny Plasma. Not only do you have to have a lot of space for a projector...but that room needs to be very dark.
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    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!!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayJr View Post
    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
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    That is excellent advice. It's easy for people who don't have one to underestimate the sort of difference a really big (projector) screen makes. Flaws that are minor on a flat-screen TV become very noticeable on a projector. The flip side is that a high-quality picture just looks ten times better on a decent projector--it's no contest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidjschenk View Post
    That is excellent advice. It's easy for people who don't have one to underestimate the sort of difference a really big (projector) screen makes. Flaws that are minor on a flat-screen TV become very noticeable on a projector. The flip side is that a high-quality picture just looks ten times better on a decent projector--it's no contest.

    Yours,

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    I found this to be the best solution to my needs
    I have pictures in my sig under "My Home Theater"

    Hope this helps.
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    Ray,

    Incredible layout. Gives us duffers something to dream about! Thanks for sharing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayJr View Post
    I found this to be the best solution to my needs
    I have pictures in my sig under "My Home Theater"

    Hope this helps.
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    Thanks for sharing your pics...how long did it take to complete your home theater?...did you do all of the work yourself....you are lucky to have that much space to work with...very nice indeed..

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedking View Post
    Thanks for sharing your pics...how long did it take to complete your home theater?...did you do all of the work yourself....you are lucky to have that much space to work with...very nice indeed..
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    Here is a link that tells the whole story..hope you like it.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayJr View Post
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    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.

    Later
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    Sorry to hear you had a serious health problem...hope everything is OK now....again...thanks for sharing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayJr View Post
    I found this to be the best solution to my needs
    I have pictures in my sig under "My Home Theater"

    Hope this helps.
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    Hi Ray,

    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.

    Yours,

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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!!

    THanks again

    Please don't have anymore heartattacks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1happyguy View Post
    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!!

    THanks again

    Please don't have anymore heartattacks!!
    Hi 1happyguy,

    Many congratulations on the purchase! If you have the space for it, my vote goes for the 92" screen. The more immersive you can make this, the better. JMO.

    Yours,

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidjschenk View Post
    Hi 1happyguy,

    Many congratulations on the purchase! If you have the space for it, my vote goes for the 92" screen. The more immersive you can make this, the better. JMO.

    Yours,

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    Congrats on the purchase! The 92in gets my vote as well. If you want a brighter image then id go with the 80. Thats my 2cents
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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1happyguy View Post
    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?

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    Hi 1happyguy,

    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.

    Yours,

    David

    (You're makin' me jealous here, man; I want one.)
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