Originally Posted by avjohn
Well, for about three weeks I've read as many forums as I could before my head exploded. That's now fixed due to my extended warranty with the hospital, which I highly recommend purchasing at birth. At this point I'm sold on dlp as I had it in my 73" Mitsubishi that died (see want ads
), and we love 3d so I wanted the best for that format. Have a throwdown 50" Samsung to watch everything else on....sooo small.....and will enlarge that a bit in the future. Also, I gave up convergence when my tube Hitachi projector went away, been there, done that so the Epson was out, and don't want to spend any more money than that.
Which brings me to my 7000 question. The room I have to use is big, 20 x 12 by so high of a ceiling it has it's own weather up there, and until it gets dark, probably only 80% dimmed with all the shades that can be closed. So mounting has to be either in front of the sofa in the 7 to 9 foot range, or behind it and a walkway, at 18 feet. I've been trying to figure out how to wedge a 1080st or 1070 with some type of permanent mounting to the coffee table and it can be done, but will look really bad, and I dread trying to make the wiring that runs to it look okay on the short nap carpet. But it would be bright.
I'd prefer to mount it on the back wall, but it will be just about 18 ft which, from what I've read, is okay but dims the image quite a bit. Since it's all about 3d goodness at our house, will the 7000 have enough oomph to give us punchy 3d in a very darkened room from that distance on a 1:1 white screen 110"? (at least as bright as the Mitsubishi did?) We know we can't have a decently bright picture during the day. And if by chance it does, would it make more sense to wait for the w1500 to come out instead of buying the olderish technology 7000?
Or, would it be better to kludge some kind of setup with a 1080st/1070?
We did have a brief hope with the Sharp 30000, until the light output info, and all hopes dashed there.
I know this is a broken record question, but even with all the forum information, especially Zombie's comparos, in the end it seems like every person's situation has some kind of unique twist to it. Thanks for any information and light that can be shed!
Nice post, I appreciate the writing skill.
We are coming from a high end Benq (PE8720) and considered a W7000.
We went with the Sharp Z30K for build quality, powered lens controls and contrast. We shoot from an elevated cathedral ceiling mount at about a 17 foot throw, close to your set up.
However, we have a 110" High Power (2.8) screen. We watched Prometheus in 3D last night. Visually spectacular, OK movie.
We use the "Stage" setting for 3D and it's very bright. For 2D we go to a movie setting, because otherwise it's too
With your rear shelf mount, the High Power screen is a "no brainer". I guaranty you will have more brightness than you need.
FWIW, if 3D contrast and overall DLP "pop" are important to you, then consider that Zombie just switched out his W7000 for A Z30K. Also Art at PR
rated it the best "value" projector <$2K.
Go High Power either way...