I am in the process of a completely renovating my current theater setup. In the process of doing, so I decided to go with a DIY AT Seymour screen. Originally, my screen was only going to be approx. 96" wide (109" Diagonal) with the center channel behind the screen and the left and right on either side.
Well, my ideas have evolved into a much larger curved 2.35:1 AT screen (120" wide). I currently have a Epson 8100 and am looking to upgrade given the fact that I will be using an anamorphic lense and the quality light output is questionable at this increased size.
I have been doing my best to try and read up on whats currently going on but just do not have the time to dig into it like I usually do. There are so many models coming out that its hard to keep up with so I figured I'd create a thread and get some collective opinions.
I am allotting 2000.00 to 3000.00 for this purchase. I am mostly interested in picture quality and performance (blacks, sharpness and color accuracy). I have not totally committed to 3D yet but should consider this option as I will eventually make the conversion. I really don't mind buying used if there is a higher value and better performance in an older projector model.
As of now, my viewing distance is approx. 12' and my throw ratio/distance is very flexible as I have not determined the final mount location yet in my room (My room is 20' long).
After trolling the forums and projector reviews a little bit, I have been able to read up on a few models. Here are a few I was looking at and a quick blip of what I was reading about them:
JVC RS-45 (great blacks but ghosting and lag for gaming)
BenQ W7000 (bright but colors tend to be slightly inaccurate)
Epson Pro Cinema 6010 (bright-good 3d performance, flexibility)
Sony VPL-HW30ES (most accurate color reproduction out of the box)
I planned on using a paramorph uh480 A-lens or equivalent with this setup as well!!!
Thanks in advance