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As my HT goes beyond budget, I'm asking myself, should I spend 3k more and get the X95?

Or should I just get a X75 and wait a few years for 4k projectors (and content) to come down in price and be available?

I'm hitting it onto a Stewart Cinecurve 181 (167" wide 2.4:1).

Any input would be appreciated, on either side.

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This has been asked many, many times. Only you can decide whether the better parts in the x75 is worth another $3k. For me, it is not and I'd buy the X55 knowing it is a kickass projector and puts out an amazing picture. For three grand I can think of a lot of other things I'd rather spend my money on.

As you can tell, it's all personal preference. I'd try and get to see them in person (Magnolia AV I know has both) so you can see the differences. I doubt you'll ever really notice though and you'd probably be better off using that $3k to buy an A-lens and a Darblet.

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Thanks for the reply, I have a DC1 ready to be installed. Not sure if I'm ready for a Darblet.

I guess I'm just concerned about the size of my screen.

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The difference is no where near this high at retail and when you factor in there are glasses with the x95/rs66 it was a no brainer for me. Without getting pricing don't close your mind.
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Thanks for the reply, I have a DC1 ready to be installed. Not sure if I'm ready for a Darblet.
I guess I'm just concerned about the size of my screen.

I think I'd be concerned about the size of your screen with a JVC. I guess that as you are going for a curved screen that you might get some extra brightness by using an A Lens, but even so if it doesn't have any (or much) gain then it might be a bit low in terms of fL. Please don't take the quoted 1200 Lumens as a working figure (nor some of the ridiculous figures quoted by some other makes that are only in unwatchable dynamic type modes). It might be worth a chat with one of the AVS sales guys to see what they suggest for a screen that big?

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it might be a bit low in terms of fL.

I agree. You'll want something with really high gain (i.e., a HP screen) to get that big. JVC's aren't exactly known for mega brightness. If you want a screen that large, you'll probably be best served by going with a high end DLP unit. What is your budget?

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Both Stewart and the installer said that the JVC would be fine.

Got any better ideas? I haven't bought the projector yet, and the wiring starts Monday at 9am.

I've posted a few times on the subject here and not got a lot of response.

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(CCTG181Wall).log.pdf 188k .pdf file

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Ah, never mind. That 1.5 gain should do you justice. What is your throw length? And I assume you're using an A-lens?

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DC1 lens, throw distance isn't set in stone yet, as it isn't installed. i'm thinking around 17-19' feet.

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. You should be fine then. I would look at some of the high power screens anyway. You may find yourselves lf wanting to have more gain so you can really turn the iris down low on these projectors to get even inkier blacks. You'll need extra gain to compensate. If not, though, the 1.5 should be fine.

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