I requested the following configuration for my home theater after working with my home theater specialist. Room is 14 x 13 ft. Screen is on 14 ft wide wall.
1) Epson 6030 UB projector
2) Diamond Black 100 inch 16:9 screen
3) 5.1 Martin Logan speakers (Motion 8 center, Motion 40 front, ELIW in wall, Dynamo 700 subwoofer)
4) Marantz SR5008 receiver
5) Sony BDPS6200 4k/3d blu ray player
Apparently, they ordered a 2:35:1 screen instead of 16:9 and mounted everything by the time I reached home. Now, they informed that it is more expensive for them to swap out the screen because they will have to do the patch work with dry wall. So, I was suggested two options as follows and I need your help/advice with that:
Option 1) They will give an extra 2:35 lens at no additional cost, so that I can use it with 2:35 screen. It would be Panamorph CineVista
Option 2) Swap Epson projector with JVC DLA-X75 projector, again at no additional cost
I am honestly a bit low on projector education. I did read a bit online, but would ideally like your expert opinion. My room is not a dark room or not even closer to man cave (will take some pictures and upload), but I turn off blinds when I turn on projector and planning to add curtains in the room to make it a bit more darker.
I had following questions:
1) Isn't most of the content 16:9 out in the market? I guess, Amazon Prime, Netflix, etc...streams 16:9 content and most of the new blu-ray CDs have 2:35:1. We are planning to stream and also buy blu-ray CDs. I am personally tending towards 16:9. What do you suggest in terms of screen size: 16:9 or 2:35:1?
2) If I have to only opt for changes in projector, what would you suggest from the above options? Alternatively, I can also suggest them to provide more options, if you think so.
Epson 6030 UB
vs JVC DLA-X75
Amongst many, following are the obvious differences between these two:
1. Epson: 2400 lumens of color/white brightness vs JVC: 1300 lumens of brightness
2. Epson: No 4k projection vs JVC e-shift2 technology
3. Epson: Upto 60k:1 contrast ration vs JVC 900k:1 (mistake?) contrast ratio
You help / opinion is highly appreciated. Thank you.