I've read a ton of threads about PJ's....and there have been some fantastic ones, which have helped educate me on PJ's in general. I would, however, like a little help in narrowing down a PJ choice that would be ideal for my room. I'll keep the wording down as much as possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
-room is mainly for music, but would like a PJ system for movies.
-15ft long by 21ft wide
-PJ throw would be 11ft
-largest screen I can squeeze in would be 92".
-Overall, screen and casing (motorized or manual pull-down) has to be 55" or less in height (thus, the 92" being the largest size). Actually plenty of room between speakers.
-Ceiling slopes down where screen will be mounted.
-Seating is 9.5ft from screen.
-Walls are heavy cream color and ceiling is white. (prefer not to paint at this time...I like the light when listening to music during the day).
-Curtains on windows to help block out light during day....pitch black at night.
-most movie watching will be late afternoon/night time.
-mostly 2D movies....perhaps 3D, but not a necessity.
-picture quality is very important to me. I love deep blacks...and vibrant colors. Current Display is a CRT RPTV and I still love it.
-I want a great picture to mate with my sound system, but don't want to go broke.
Some PJ's I've been interested in have been:
-Epson 5010, 3020, 8350
-Benq (w1070 wont work at that throw), scared of w7000 a little due to problems listed here.
Trying to keep price to under 2K, Ideally....1.5K since I also have to purchase screen and Oppo 103.
Couple of questions I have:
-With a 92" screen and some of these PJ's....how bright is too bright? Is it possible to be too bright?
-With the current room, will I benefit from spending more for better black levels?
-With an 11ft throw and 9ft viewing distance, would I benefit from an HC gray screen (0-8 - 1.0 gain)?
Now, some photos of the room for help in visualizing my descriptions:
Thank you for any input or help. And Coderguy, if you see this thread, thank you for your contributions and your awesome thread on different PJ's. Very helpful...