Originally Posted by jlpowell84
Yea Buzz, I took a good look at those after you mentioned them to me awhile back. How are the blacks supposed to be on those? I have read that all of these new UHD TV's are all lcd/led and have black level issues and horrible lit up letterboxes on the movie 2:35:1 ratio. I read quite a bit in a thread mark herringer I think is is name (imagic is username) and all the purists said it is a tough time for videophiles because quality is going downhill and the blacks on theses lcd/led new tvs were bad. You would know though. Plus N8 said there are some good ones out there...
Anyway jedimastergrant got me thinking quite a bit today about a DIY AT screen and a decent PJ like the JVC RS45 range. I have been thinking today how my center is a Triple 8 LP and I could build a system/bracket that spaces the screen away from the wall to fit the T8 in the TRUE center position. I could also build into the screen holding frame a decoupling system for my nasty dual Submersives. I am opposite of a concrete slab so...I could do about a 95-115 ballpark diagonal screen. I think the immersion factor may win it for me. As a few said going for LCR 228 Noesis is really tempting but...Also how are the fans on projectors? Are they loud? What would an opinion be for the closest tolerable physical distance to the MLP?
We won't know how good they are until we get our meters and eyes on them. That's why I said "might". All we're asking for are Kuro/Sharp Elite blacks AND VT60 calibration ability. "If" it happens it'll be the TV to buy despite typical degraded off angle viewing.
If you can incorporate a FP I'd say do it in a heartbeat for movie viewing. With a high end audio system there is no comparison despite lousy blacks. In flies in the face of the well known fact that contrast ratio is the most important picture quality aspect. The immersion effect overrules the "rules".
My last FP theater was 20-25 years ago and was nothing special due to low screen luminance and standard def material. My new theater, however, with both excellent picture and sound has made a believer out of me.
I can't hear the fans on my Sony and have no other experience.
Distance is dependent on screen material and viewing angle. AT screens need a little room but I can get very close to my XD with it's mini holes. There are varying ideas re: viewing angle, THX, etc. Personally I believe you can nose up to a flat panel, see where too close begins, and calculate the angle from there. Then translate to a big screen. My front row is 11' from a 120" wide 16:9 screen and I could go closer by a couple feet with no problem. My second row is about 16' and I find that not as pleasurable.