I thought you were using one projector for each screen.
I understand pushing the black bars off the screen with a zoom, my VW95 has zoom but not for that purpose. What do you do when there are subtitles in the black bar portion, I guess you just miss what they say, I have no idea why some of these movie houses do that.
When I had my CRT setup 5 years ago I had my seating at 9' and it was about right for 7' wide, now I have it at 11' and it feels too narrow. I think the height would be okay(2.35) for the distance but the width needs more when it comes to scope movies.
I'm like you I don't watch TV on my projector(I have a 60" Sony TV for that stuff in the family room) unless it's HBO series or football/hockey. I've had this Vw95 for 4 years and it only has 1800hrs on it.
Yes I agree the JVC would have better blacks, although the JVC my brother had (can't remember what the model was years ago, it was their top of the line at the time), in time it developed a purple stripe down the left side and actually I never thought it looked as good as my Sony, but some of that could have been his screen. It was either a Dalite or a Carada. Now of course the newer JVC no doubt have improved but they've had their problems in the last few years with their models and the bulbs too.
My reason for wanting to go with Epson is because of it's laser(27k hrs in eco mode), no worry about replacing lamps and recalibrating(which really isn't that big of a deal I suppose as I have Calman and the i1pro. From I've read the new Epsons throw a pretty nice picture, let's not forget that some of that deprnds on the screen too. Of course you two guys both have Stewarts so you'd be okay, lol. I haven't decided what new screen I'd get, either the Neve or ST 100 or maybe the DreamScreen UltraHDV6 brightwhite(non AT). BUtI'll have to get samples of each to compare.
Last edited by WTS; 12-20-2016 at 02:02 PM.