Originally Posted by PanteraGSTK
My clarkdale system has been good to me so far. I'm not too fond of intel's lack of customization as far as panel scaling goes, but other than that it has been great.
I've got an old CRT for the living room, a 42" plasma for my "office" and a 55" crt (soon to be replaced with 82" dlp) for the HT running a 7.1 system with double side channels for the tow rows.
Are you using an audyssey dsx setup with the back rows doubled? I plan to do the same once I get my 4311ci. Not trying to hijack, but what processor/receiver are you using?
In general, I'm satisfied with the Clarkdale systems too. The scaling has been a non-issue for me, as I've not had any under/overscan to deal with - a moot point I guess with a projector, but even my LED DLP set scans perfectly.
I am indeed using an Audyssey DSX set-up in two of the three rooms. However, I'm running height and wide speakers as well as surround-backs. So I'm not doubling any rows. Unfortunately, I can't run height and Wide at the same time with my receivers, but will do so eventually. My home theatre actually has four speakers for the centre channel,wired in series-parallel to appear as one speaker. Two are above, and two below the 120" screen and this does a great job of not making the dialog appear to come from either below or above the screen.
I have two rows of seating and the surrounds are placed further behind for the front row, and at 90 degrees for the back row. It sounds great from any of the positions.
All three rooms have DSX-capable 9.2 network receivers:
Dining room: Onkyo 1007 (currently a Pioneer 919, but will be swapped out any day now)
Media room: Onkyo 5007, plus a Buttkicker 1000 amp.
Home Theatre: Onkyo 5007 for the speakers, two buttkicker wireless amps, two Buttkicker 1000 amps and a Yamaha RX-V663 acting as an amplifier for up to 4 K-woon bass-shakers.