Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5
Would be happy to talk about the pros and cons of your choices. Just give us a call. It would also help if you listed what material you like to watch, movies, sports, what about gaming?
Sounds good. I didn't want to call and waste your time since you don't carry a number of the pj's I'm looking at, but since you asked...
Here's the breakdown of my usage (different than what I posted above):60% movies
: Everything but my favorites are Star Wars, How to Train Your Dragon, and Black Hawk Down. A pretty good mix of sci-fi/space, adventure, and action and I really like those deep blacks for night scenes and space scenes.30% tv
: soccer, football, tennis, basketball, others. I HATE motion blur and jitteryness on sports, especially panning when watching soccer. I don't like to turn the lights out too much when watching sports so I may darken my screen a few shades and I'd like a PJ that has enough lumens to light up the screen on game day. It doesn't need to be perfect color and super deep blacks, but I'd like to be able to see the picture decently. I can accept some washout from the lights.10% gaming
: mostly Battlefield, FIFA, and racing games (OH, and Mario Party!). I have a CRT for when I need zero lag so the projector is only when I want maximum epicness, not online competition.
Originally Posted by erkq
my RS20 on a 120" 16:9 of a smidge more (but probably not noticeable) gain of 1.1, at least that's what they say. But I haven't seen the others. BTW, that 20' cubed size is going to be a real challenge for your audio system.
I can't imagine a difference of 0.2 gain will be all that noticeable. How do you like the RS20 for content with lots of motion, especially sports? JVC's so I've read aren't great for HDTV and the motion in sports due to slow LCOS panels.
As for audio, I'm a bit scared to see what's going to happen. Luckily it's not going to be a dedicated theater room, but I'd like to get it as close as possible. I'll probably be placing the whole theater setup off-center so that I can minimize my issues with room reflections and modes. Wish me luck on the acoustic treatment... bass traps galore!
What I like in a movie (ranked):
1) Color and pop (2d looks like 3d). I love accurate, vibrant colors, which probably also comes from a bright screen. I'm not sure how many fL's though, but many movie theaters are too dark for my tastes. They just don't seem to pop enough.
2) Black levels. I hate grey blacks and unfortunately have a plasma to compare against.
3) "Film Look." I want it to look like it does in the theater, but a little brighter. I'm not a sharpness freak and think movies actually look good with a little of that film softness to them. However, for sports I like it as sharp as possible.