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One of the other reasons I might have mentioned in my earlier post, as to why this PJ should work out nicely for me, is I plan to watch 95-97% movies (maybe a Super Bowl or HD sporting event here or there...I don't even know if I'll install an STB initially) and my room is totally light controlled. I mean that's about the only real knock against this thing, is it's not a light canon, right?
Well, that and the SDE thing...which brings me to this second post: initially, I was dead set on buying the pj and screen and working the rest of the room around that. Of course it's a little bass-ackwards, and I was trying to find "just the right screen" without even having built the screen-wall frame or hung the first piece of sheetrock. At first I hoping to go as BIG as possible and was thinking 110" (d). After thinking about my room dimensions, seating positions, wall width, etc. I had "settled" on 106". But after everything that I've read about this pj, that's probably a little ambitious, huh?
I've got an A-frame, walk-up attic and the finished dimensions of the HT will be ~18' x 12' (w), with my seating positions probably at about 11' and 17'. Now I'd probably have no problem from the back row, even at 106" (106d is 92w...92 x 1.8 = ~165...165 / 12 = ~14'), but I'd likely have SDE from the closer front row, right? On the other hand, if it's mostly me and the little missus, and we can hog the back row, and when we do have company they just have to stand a little SDE...lol...should I opt to go as big as the optimum seat position will allow, or cater to the worst seats in the house? Also keeping in mind, like I mentioned earlier, I plan (like everyone else I'm sure) to upgrade to 1080p in the not-too-distant future, so do you future-proof or buy for your pj now? I've sort of been through this ad nauseam in Screens and even my Construction thread, but I figured why not get it right from the horses mouth. What's my sweet spot here guys?
While I'm at it, I guess I should ask about gain: of course I hear great things about Da-Lite High Power, in general, and it seems some people even like it with this pj. Others say it defeats the very strength of this pj, and that a 1.3 gain should be plenty. With my room, which has great light control, where should I be looking? Lots of questions I know...have pity on the poor newbie.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. -Plato