My system is Yamaha RX-V3900 , PS3, Dish VIP721, 110 (5X8 WilsonArt Designer White DIY) screen, Blue Jeans HDMI cables.
Projector just arrived the other day as I opted for Jason to perform the Lite QC service. (I would rather wait for a good unit than deal with Epson right now) My projector is perfect no bad pixels and all the test patterns and colors charts on the DVE HD Basics Blu-ray are almost perfect out of the box. I sit 3 feet directly below the projector and can barely hear the fan and do not hear the iris.
This is my first projector so I decided to go with the DIY screen and order screen samples to find the best fit for me. I also wanted to future proof my setup (ie upgrading). So no laughing, I Hillbilly'ed an adjustable ceiling mounting setup using Unistrut material and sliding nuts so I have a 36 inch fwd and sideways adjustment range. I did this so I have no lens shift right or left on this or future projectors. I went with the Chief RPA-U Mount and sloped ceiling flange CMA395. First of all the ceiling flange is built like a tank it must weigh 10 lbs and could hold a car. The projector mount is very sturdy and will pick up 4 of the 5 projector mounting holes. Lots of adjustment features with the ability to remove the projector with 4 thumb nuts. It all seems like major overkill as the mounting bolts are 4mm that go into the projector!
With no zoom the projector fills the 110 screen at exactly 11ft from front of lens to screen.
Here are a few pictures of my Redneck setup per request via PM.
From the pictures you will see that this is mounted in my living room with 5 big windows and the far side open to the dining room with skylights. Can you say AMBIENT LIGHT. I have light blocking shades on the 5 windows which does turn the room dark but the light bleed over from the dining room does not make it a bat cave. After about six hours of viewing in all configurations shades open day and night time and lights on and off I can report the following. Night time shades open or closed the picture just blows you away on Blu-ray. Daytime shades closed but light bleed over from dining room picture is still extremely good. Daytime shades half way open Very watchable in Normal mode or the high setting. Daytime shades all open and lights on you can still see the picture and it is watchable for sports and news but after I have seen what the projector can do I close the blinds and it is WOW.
Call me crazy but I bought this projector as a direct replacement for my TV. I will be using the projector 2 to 6 hours per day and am glad the lamp is rated for 4000 hours as I could be one of the first users to burn one up.
My receiver has the Anchor Bay progressive reprocessing chip like the Edge I believe so it does clean up my Dish picture some. Dish TV is very watchable on the 110 screen for me but some may find it a little screen doorish. This should go away when I upgrade to the new Dish HD VIP922 which should be released in a couple of months. Regular DVD viewing is good to very good, and of course Blu-ray is unreal.
I played 1 hour with my PS3 and Baja Edge of Control and found no delay problems at all. The picture was perfect and I will never be able to play on a TV again as it feels like you really are there.
FI was interesting and found it ok on the Cars Blu-ray but everything else I did not like. I really do not understand all the uproar on this item as the projector does not even need this feature from what I have seen. Think of it as a movie trailer of what is to come in the future ; ).
So here is my 2 cents take it for what it is, your average 6 years of college with only a 2 year degree Redneck Trailer Trash user! Yes I do have three Camaros two 68 and one 69 and my trusty Bull Mastiff guard dog KUJO.
Lastly thanks to Peter in Japan for the first reviews and Rwestley for this thread and the calibration thread and bachusTheOld for some humor from time to time.
Time for me and Daisy to watch some more Videoooooo's after I get my prying bar. (Simpsons ref Lol)