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post #1 of 13 Old 05-13-2012, 12:36 PM - Thread Starter
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Friend is setting up an HT adjacent to his home office.
Fully light controlled and starting from scratch.
There will be a good amount of viewing with enough lighting so he can use his laptop.
Screen size 105-115"
Seating distance front row 11ft
Unsure of PJ distance to screen, as it will either be at back wall or mid room.
He'll watch approximately 70% sports.
He is eyeing the Sony 1000 and high end JVC.
What else should he be considering?

Btw he hates motion blurring he gets on some flat panels.

I asked this in the 3000+ forum and was told to ask here.
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post #2 of 13 Old 05-13-2012, 07:13 PM
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Dlps are usually best for sports, I have been researching myself and I think the optima hd8300 fits the bill. Google it
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Thanks.
Not that i want to spend alot of money, but would definitely go up for a better DLP or 3chip DLP, or LED.
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I believe that would put you in the 10k range starting point
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Personaly I would not find that one bright enough for TV and sports in a room with the lights on. I did briefly see it in a blacked out room on a black diamond screen with a light gain. Could have been brighter, but definitly viewable.
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Maybe others will chime in at this point, I have nit seen the sim2.

Although my good friend and installer saw the runco led at Stewart for training and said it was pretty amazing looking, and you don't have to worry about loss of brightness over time.
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I don't know the SIM at all, but I'd look at the JVC series.

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The Runco Q-750 would also be great as long as you have light control. The deep colors of a JVC with the sharpness of a DLP. It was so nice I bought one.

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Hard to watch athletic events in a dark room..............just my honest opinion.

With that said, look at the RUNCO LS-10, 12...........or DPI Highlite 260HC. AVS at one time had great pricing on the DPI Highlite. With Sony' new pricing............I'd look elsewhere. In regard to JVC's.........great for movies, not so for college football.
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Hard to watch athletic events in a dark room..............just my honest opinion..

Agreed. Sports in a dark room is a buzz kill.

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Thanks All... going w/ the Sim 2 Lumis 3D Solo.
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With Sony' new pricing............I'd look elsewhere.

Interesting disqualification, since I'd say the Sony is worth more at retail than many other DLP units that are priced higher or similarly, even after discount.

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