Hi, I posted this over in the dedicated home theater forum, but it was recommended that I put it in this one...
Hi all, For the last couple of years, I have been working on a new house project, which finally is about to get underway.
Back when I started, I was looking at the Mitsubishi HC9000d PJ. Well, technology changes, so today I am leaning towards the JVC RS4810. ( the only other possibility, is if/when Sony announces a replacement for their VW95), I will be ready to buy around May when my house is done.
I will be having a dedicated, light controlled home theater. 26x16...
Of the 26 ft depth, the front 16 ft will be 11 ft ceilings... then a 2 ft step up for the back 10 ft, to accommodate 2 row seating (9ft ceiling)
I want a screen size of at least 133" and maybe up to 150" (145" sounds about what I will get based upon room size)
When I was looking at the Mits, the HP screen seemed like the ticket because of the Mits light output.
With the JVC, I am not so sure, maybe the HP screen is overkill?. This will be my first HT, so I am looking to you all for your experience and advice.
Do you think the DA-Lite HP, (maybe 145") is a good match?
As far as PJ placement, With the 2 ft step up, I "can" mount the PJ about 4-5 ft high (on a 2-3 ft stand + 2ft of floor.... 16.5 ft throw minimum), with the screen's bottom starting at about 3 ft high. Is that a direct enough shot? The other option is a drop down ceiling mount, but wouldn't like that look unless it is necessary.
From what I have read about the JVC... it should be able to light up this screen, even in 3D mode. And I am thinking the HP screen will let me maybe run in ECO mode for 2D?
As you can see from the dimensions of the room, the seating area will be about 15.5ft back for the first row.and pretty centered... not much off axis viewing. of Course the second row will be around 18-19ft and 2 feet over the first row.
"IF" the HP is a good screen to get in this situation, there are a couple of concerns I have....
The wife does not want a fixed screen, (neither do I really) We will be using the room also for audio, and general entertaining. So artwork on the wall behind the screen.
The DA-Lite HP cannot be tensioned... if I get a larger electric (maybe Cosmopolitan 145") I am concerned about it "sagging" Some forums say this is a good possibility, while other say the HP screen material is heavy and will keep it tensioned. Any thoughts?
I have also been looking at the elite screen Cinewhite CinetensionII... (trying to stay in budget)
Thanks in advance everyone, and I am sure this won't be my first set of questions...74Gibson