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Location: Seattle, WA area
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I happen to be working by the Seattle Cinerama today so I walked over to see the 3p of this show in 2D.
The best visual theater experience I've ever had. I was in seat I 13 just behind the mid isle and 1 1/2 seats right of center. Sharp as I've ever seen, great color, skin tones were very real looking! I did notice some slight distortion (elongation) on the far left side of the screen from the curve of the screen, I think the sweet spot might be one more row back or forward from where I sat. Once the end credits rolled I moved to the center, both extreme ends of the screen were slightly elongated, left of center the far right side of the screen was slightly elongated. I did not find the distortion particularly distracting but would like to find the visual sweet spot. I thought dark scenes could have been darker.
The best surround presentation I've ever heard. The clarity in that room is stunning. The sound effects were so real...I looked around the theater several times thinking something was happening. The walls are treated with about 2/3 coverage with 7 root diffusers beautifully finished a dark burgundy stain and dull/satin varnish giving the room a very open sound. I thought that dialog was unintelligible at times, too bad. I thought bass was lacking at times.
From row I nearly invisible due to the width of the screen and the angle of the signs.
I also happened to walk by the Pacific Science Center IMAX, also laser projection, cool! It was 3D, I prefer 2D so I went to the Cinerama instead.
OPPO BDP-93, Pioneer Kuro Pro-150FD, Dynaudio 2x BM-12a Mk III Mains, 2x BM 6a Mk II surround, 2x BM 14s Subs, Allan and Heath MixWizard, room is 11'7"x 16'6"x 8" dedicated and treated.
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