If I may I would like to ask you 3800 owners a question or two.
The one I just purchased was a later produced model so I don't think I will have the checkerboard or erratic on/off issues. Are there other common issues other than these that I should be aware of?
Could some of you possibly furnish me your settings as something to get started with? I realize they won't work 100% for me but I am just looking for some settings to play around with.
Are there any secrets, issues, or anything I need to do prior to set up, during calibration, or when viewing a movie? Many times there are things that can be learned on this forum about products that even the manufacturer doesn't know. I may have it professionally calibrated. If I do is there any thing I should tell/warn the calibrator about? This is what I am looking for here.
My room is not a dedicated HT but rather a family room which is most certainly not the best for acoustics but is the best I can do until I buy another house. Dimensions are 17.5' x 17.5' by 18'H. Due to ceiling height my projector will be mounted on the back wall 16'.3" from the screen. My screen is 138" diagonal. I assume I should mount the projector upside down (that's how my HC3000 is mounted now) as there is a ceiling fan right around the 12' high from the floor?
It is a DIY screen which I really like but I am thinking of buying a new screen so your suggestions here would be great. I have just a little bit of uncontrollable ambient light but not much. My screen is 1.0 gain, light gray, and I get a very acceptable middle of the day picture and an absolutely great picture at night. I know there must be some very nice screens out there for $800 or less that would compete with the big expensive guys like Stewart, Da-lite, and some of the other popular manufacturers. I just don't know who these guys are that have great screens within my $800 budget, please give me your recommendations here.
Thanks a million guys and have a great weekend.
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