Has anyone tested 3D performance of the Vutec SilverStar? And if yes, how does it compare to the CV & HP for High/Low projector positioning?
As I get closer to locking in the seating arrangement, projector position and screen size for our new HT, I have enjoyed reading this thread.
On the projection wall, I will have 3-0 doors on either side of a 124" wide clean surface. I figure my screen size will max out at 100-110" width to leave breathing room as well as room for masking.
The HT will be two level with the front row couch/head location approx 11-12' back. The 2nd row will be 2 steps (16") higher and 9' deep. My wife would prefer we have flexible second row seating, and rather than a large centered couch like the front row, probably two groups of 3 comfy chairs left and right. If we went with this arrangement, I could have an equipment rack/stand behind the front row, dead center and shelf mount the Sony vw90 just above the 1st row seated head height position. It might look pretty cool if the equipment rack is not too tall, with maybe the Sony on top. I would consider running the HP with this setup.
I am still leaning toward ceiling mounting the Sony, and while I'm not sure about location, I have the flexibility to provide mounts /cabling anywhere in the ceiling I wish. I am thinking about running a 2.35:1 & 16:9 combo setup, ie a 110" 2.35:1 screen with side masking to 16:9. I would then position the projector, such that max zoom would fill the 2.35:1 screen width, and then I could zoom in to fill the side masked 16:9 screen area. This set up would provide a slightly brighter 3D experience because I expect most 3D to be 16:9. This ceiling mount option would not benefit the HP, except maybe for the 2nd row viewers. So I am wondering if the CV (or similar angular reflective screen) will be the best choice. I also wonder about the SilverStar.
If anyone has links for interesting, furniture equipment racks that might sit behind the 2nd row with the Sony either on top or on the top shelf, let me know.
Thanks in advance. Great thread!