Hello fellow crazies!
The construction of my first home theater is just about finished and I now have to make all sorts of new hardware decisions.
I apologize in advance for the avalanche of questions.
Below you will find pics with all the measurements I could think of.
NB: the red paint is much darker than it appears, the flash just brigtened the whole thing.
First I think a bit about me and my use is in order. I'm a fairly big movie buff, I have about a thousand DVDs and my bluray collection is growing steadily. As a result I have some 3D material (mostly Avatar and recent Animated / Super Hero tropes) but 2D is my main 'concern'.
I am also a very big gamer. I have a 360, PS3, Wii and older systems but I plan to only hook up the 360 and PS3 (as my main blu ray player) to the projector.
I currently have a Denon 4810CI which I'm pretty satisfied with (caveat that I'm most likely not using its full potential at this point).
But it doesn't do 3D and so I was thinking of maybe getting the Pioneer Elite SC-57.
I was planning of running everything through the receiver, is this a bad idea?
As you can see the prewire and conduit for the Projector are about 14' (4m). Which should be a good distance for most projectors.
I was originally fairly set on the Panasonic AE7000 but the recent release of the JVC X30 is making me doubt.
As I explained earlier when it comes to movies I'm mostly a 2D person so the JVC seems like the better choice, but there is still concern for the 3D and the reports go from 'very good' to 'awful' so it's hard to know who to believe.
From a gamer's perspective I'm a bit concerned about the JVC ghosting and 'slow' time response. I'm not a professional gamer by any stretch of the imagination but I do play fighting games, FPS, platformers....
As you can see the space between the sconces is 96" (244cm).
We are currently debating moving the sconces to the side walls but wouldn't if it's not necessary.
The seating area is going to be 11'-13' (3.4m-4m) from the wall. I don't want to be right below the projector to avoid noise, plus it would sort of block the entrance to the place.
I've been looking at screen measurements and some place say x2 which seems way too small, most say 1.5x and others say you can go as low as 1.2x. Obviously it's pretty subjective, I like to be immersed in the image but I don't need it to be huge either (or so I'd like to think...).
Right now I'm seating about 12' from my 42" Plasma so I laid out a measuring tape stretched out to 90" under the TV and to my eyes it looks wide enough but it's hard to tell.
I'm also unsure as to go with 1:85 or 2:35, I'm still not clear on what the majority of films use and since I watch all kinds that would be my deciding factor. That's also one reason I'm drawn towards the JVC X30 but for the screen which is recommended?
I'm assuming if I went 2:35 I would have to definitely move the sconces since these screens are wider.
And I'm not even going to go into the Seats and Speakers right now... I did some research and the more I research the less I know what I want...
Now this is the closet where I'm going to put all the equipment.
Do you guys have any general advice for venting (as you can see there's a big hole at the bottom to access the attic but venting is better at the top correct?) also what kind of racks are good for this type of thing?
Again I apologize for the all the questions and any advice/comment is greatly welcome.