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Finally have some pics of my Dual-Screen setup...

Here's the 2.35 Screen (8.66' Wide / 113" Diag.)



Here's the 16:9 Screen (106" Diag.)



Screens up...



Few Signs... (have more now)



And finally the new Big Boy...






And this is a pic of the old Optoma...

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And whats great about this setup is the ability to watch a movie like TDK on my 16:9 with no probs...

And a normal 2.35 also....
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Nice set-up.

2 Q's:

a) do you need to re-focus when switching between screens? Or are they close enough to be in same "focus zone"?

b) I see you have HDMI and component to the PJ, do you ever use the component?

I ran HDMI and component to my PJ 1 year ago, have been using only the HDMI, and while I just hooked up the component last weekend I did that just to "finish the job" - if you know what I mean.
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Yea, i can see the flaw in the dual screen is that you'd have to re-focus the image when u want to watch in dif ratio. The key is that you get those screens as close to each other as posible. I did my dual screen for my basement before, the distance between 2 of my screen is less than 0.5". here is video of it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEkLXHbvnTE

ps: your speakers shouldn't be so close to the side wall, try move it away the wall a bit to see the differences.
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Nice set-up.

2 Q's:

a) do you need to re-focus when switching between screens? Or are they close enough to be in same "focus zone"?

b) I see you have HDMI and component to the PJ, do you ever use the component?

I ran HDMI and component to my PJ 1 year ago, have been using only the HDMI, and while I just hooked up the component last weekend I did that just to "finish the job" - if you know what I mean.


I'm in the exact postion... I wished when I ran wires I would have ran 2 HDMI's instead of 1 Component & 1 HDMI...

So I did the same thing... just plugged it into 'finish' the look...

I do have nice HDMI switching going on...

Also for the focus thing... my screens are about 1' apart and I do not notice any difference of focus at all...

I am pretty sure that the Panny auto-adjusts focus with the lens shift... everything done with one button press...
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Yea, i can see the flaw in the dual screen is that you'd have to re-focus the image when u want to watch in dif ratio. The key is that you get those screens as close to each other as posible. I did my dual screen for my basement before, the distance between 2 of my screen is less than 0.5". here is video of it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEkLXHbvnTE

ps: your speakers shouldn't be so close to the side wall, try move it away the wall a bit to see the differences.

I know... I wish I could but aesthetically it wouldnt work... I might try to angle out a little more though....
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Nice setup! A second screen is a heck of a lot cheaper then most of the lenses out there. I know it has been discussed here before but it is nice to see it actually being used.

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Yup...works for me...

That setup would work for me, except I would have to use tensioned screens. Cannot stand the waves....
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That setup would work for me, except I would have to use tensioned screens. Cannot stand the waves....

Well so far I have had the 16:9 screen for about 2 years and its going ok...

And I just got the 2.35...

I do keep them in the case whenever I dont use them... so I think that helps....
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The position of your speakers makes me cry.

Neat screen setup though.
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nice Aquarium!!!
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The position of your speakers makes me cry.

Neat screen setup though.

I was thinking the same thing. Many rooms can be challenging. I had similar problems (nowhere to put the L&R except next to the walls, hard surfaces, no place to hide the center,...). I ended up going with more directional speakers, rugs , drapes, and panels, etc. Then again, thats to nice a floor you have! BTW, I've been considering the dual screen option as well. I want to add a 10' wide 2.35:1 when I upgrade to a projector with a motorized lens.

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I went w/ low-profie (vs. tower) speakers so they would fit under the screen.

Yes - awesome aquarium
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Thanks for the comments guys...

I really wish my room was more forgiving for speaker placment... but if you can see it kinda has a small area for the screens, then opens up to a larger width...

I did do a audessey setup with my Denon and then did some manual adjustment on top of that ...

To me it sounds ok... but could be better...

BTW Thanks for the aquarium comments... my true hobby just before home theater...
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I was just thinking about doing this yesterday. Now I'm definately going to!

But my 16:9 screen has waves, pretty annoying, so I'm planning to buy a fixed frame 2.35:1
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Its soo worth bro... my girl (biggest hurdle to overcome) loves the CinemaScope...

Also I was able to move up my 16:9 screen closer to my seating area with the new Panny, due to the higher resolution and also the more flexible installation options that a LCD has over a DLP...

Essentially my 2.35 is where the 16:9 was, and the 16:9 is about 1 ft closer to the seats...
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This even makes even the older screen seem new...
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I was going to do the same thing (2.35 fixed mounted to wall with pull down 1.78 in front of it) but the re-size/re-focus issue stopped me . I bet it works great with the Panny 3000 and it's automated zoom/focus however , very cool !

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yup... Just a one button press and thats it...

I even saved a 16:9 aspect in the 2.35 screen, so I wont have to pull the true 16:9 screen down for menus and if I'm too lazy.. hehe
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try a screen surface like a dalite hi-power on your pulldown....waves not noticeable on most program material
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Nice set up.

My 2 electric screens are 5" apart and even with that I never have to re-focus. It's so sharp anyway that even if the 5" difference defocuses one screen or the other ever so slightly, you can't tell from the seating distance 12' away!

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Love the set-up.....what is the story with the floor...looks like a baskeball court & with the symbol....I LOVE IT!

(what is the symbol?)

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nice set up and also nice seafishes tank.
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I too like the compass rose. As a cartographer, I appreciate it... what made you put one in the floor?

And, yeah, I also like the aquarium! Are you going to have a party soon?
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I too like the compass rose. As a cartographer, I appreciate it... what made you put one in the floor?

I knew it looked familiar....just couldn't place it, lol....

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I too like the compass rose. As a cartographer, I appreciate it... what made you put one in the floor?

And, yeah, I also like the aquarium! Are you going to have a party soon?

Sorry.. been away..

But I would love to have party with guys that actually appreciate these things, as opposed to family and friends that just say "Wow, what a big screen"... lol

As for the compass... It was perfect for my floor cause of the type of wood (Maple, Oak & Walnut), which matched my floor and borders perfectly...

Plus I have always loved the ocean, boats & yachts, and of course reefs and salt water fish... So it fit in the setting quite well...
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BTW heres a couple of crappy pics of the tank... (Much MUCH better in person)




sorry I know its off topic...
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Nice tank. Is it out of the way enough to watch movies while its lit up? I have a 210 with 3 400 watt radiums. I've been wanting to set it back up but the only place I have room for it is the theater.
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Nice tank. Is it out of the way enough to watch movies while its lit up? I have a 210 with 3 400 watt radiums. I've been wanting to set it back up but the only place I have room for it is the theater.

Actually my lights are directly on the tank, so I dont really have any light spillage from the sides..

And unless its a dark movie, I have no problem at all with the lighting...

and in total I have 1200wts on the tank...
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