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post #1 of 9 Old 12-26-2009, 02:31 PM - Thread Starter
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Okay well to start off I am a newB at this.
This will be my first media room and I am on smaller budget compared to some of you.
The room I am working with is 18'4"deep by 14' wide. It is split level 6' from the back wall. I already have the room prewired for my surround and smurf tubing run for a ceiling mount projector.
At this point I am determining the correct projector and sound system for the room. I will use the room for movies and TV. I currently own a Samsung Blue Ray & will be using ATT Uverse for cable.

From the reading I have done so far I am leaning towards this package for the projector, screen, mount & wires.

Mitsubishi HC3800

And this for speakers and a switcher.

Yamaha and Energy Home Theater Bundle


So what do you guys think?
Also, I have been reviewing some of the threads and your drawings of your media rooms. What program are you making those in? If I can make a drawing like that it may help with your input.
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good pj

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looks amazing, agree with above, nice pj
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If I can make a drawing like that it may help with your input.

imo, no. i think those "stick pics" are next to worthless.
take a few pics of the room and post em here.

as always, ymmv.

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Great projector but I would wait and see what is unveiled at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show re 3D.

We are happy staying with our working great Panasonic 720p projector while waiting for everyone to introduce their 3D projectors.

FINALLY, 3D is firmly on a track to become mainstream in 2010 and, after seeing Avatar 3D, our next PJ will be a 3D machine.

Is the motion picture industry solidly invested in 3D? You betcha! Hundreds or even thousands more commercial theaters will be upgraded to 3D in 2010 and there will be more and more 3D movies made to feed those venues.

Of course, in the home/consumer market it could take a year or so for a single standard to be adopted and/or prices to be affordable - and so you might just want to go ahead and commit to 2D. If you haven't seen Avatar 3D I'd suggest that you see it before you buy.
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i liked avatar, but i still don't agre on 3D technology being the next big thing. I would hope it didn't come to projector technology so we didn't see crappy movies with it, live action still looks like crap (even in avatar for thre most part!). It's OK for animations, but this "gimmick" will get old. You will have seen it all IMO. It's not like black and white to color TV...

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i liked avatar, but i still don't agre on 3D technology being the next big thing. I would hope it didn't come to projector technology so we didn't see crappy movies with it, live action still looks like crap (even in avatar for thre most part!). It's OK for animations, but this "gimmick" will get old. You will have seen it all IMO. It's not like black and white to color TV...

I will admit 3D defnitely made the movie a little cooler but I just don't want to see it in home technology for some resaon.

i disagree. i just got back from seeing AVATAR 3D. the 3D image is the next BIG thing ! but, the bad thing is the glass's. they made me feel like i was watching through a window. if/when they figure out how to loose the glass's, 2D will be as old as B&W. OR, come up with glass's that disappear to the eyes.

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I've seen avatar 3D, 3 times already.

The 3D made the movie pretty cool, but I still am saying for live action it's pretty crappy. Those board room meetings where each seating row is on their own plane to pop out looks like cardboard cut outs! I took the timeto remove the glasses sometimes and not everything (obvously) is on 3D, the blurry parts without your glases are those things that are popping out.

In real life everything appears 3D, in the movies they are leaving some sections out (cardboard popout).

Because animation is not "real", it's easier to trick our eyes.

At this stage it is still a gimmick to me, it's like "oh we've sold it to the consumer crowd!". Japan has had it in their TVs for a while I wonder how much they like it.

It's like we're going to be force fed crappy TV shows and live action movies with this crap that's almost worse than 120hz.

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I heard yesterday on the radio that ESPN and one other channel ( Sorry I don't remember which ) are going to put out 3D channels for in home use equipment. Not sure when it will start but it looks like companies are investing in the 3d craze.
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