Originally Posted by CheYC
Hey Philly Brethren. The only reason I've thought about the Panny is b/c I've toyed with the idea of CIH.. This setup will be almost exclusively for movies, but there will be some sports and gaming, so I'm tossing the idea around. If I end up going that route I'll probably get the Panny. I can also get a larger screen if I go CIH since I'm a bit limited in height in my basement (110" screen max for 16:9).
Other than that I think I might go with the w7000 because I want the better 3D, and from what I've read, sharper image, over the slightly better blacks the Epson might give.
Now to decide 16:9 or CIH....
Yo! It's weird but we are pretty much thinking about the same things, same compromises etc. I keep going back and forth on CIH. On one hand, entering a room and seeing a 2.35 screen on a wall would be pretty awesome. on the other hand, as I was mentioning to someone else in a different post, I really like the Nolan Batman Trilogy and he uses variable aspect ratio. I think he overdid it with the 3rd movie, but I like the effect in the second batman movie and second transformers movie.
So if I wanted CIH and wanted to see these movies with the variable aspect ratio, I would need 2 screens, one of 16:9 and one for 2.35. And the money for that second screen could be used for a lot of other things like the HSU sub I've been looking at, a better projector, one good screen instead of 2 budget screens.
I'm looking to buy a new house soon...first home YAY. Probably in Manayunk or Rox (most likely rox, you get more for your dollar there and places are kept up a bit better). So I should really wait on the projector until I see the space it is going into.
I currently have a optoma gt750 and have gotten used to ghost free, cross talk free 3D on a light canon. Mid dark scenes are fine a little dim, but it's the outdoor sunny scenes in 3D that take a real beating in quality.
The sharp I mentioned above has motorized lens and you can do CIH with that projector too. It's dlp but the 3D might be dimmer, I need to see one in person to decide if I can deal with the 3D brightness and color inaccuracy. If I can, and if I can find this on woot or a good sale, I might go for this one.
BTW people say that the panny is a PITA to try to calibrate.
Are you thinking about going with the w7000 over the 1070? Some people like the blacks with the dynamic iris, some people hate the iris and the noise it makes. I'm not sure which I prefer, but I do know I prefer having 500 bucks in my pocket rather than not having it. I need to get my butt to hifi house to check out what they hve setup for comparison shopping, I also wanted to check out their paradigm and totem speakers.