Originally Posted by Big Hath
well, I think I have settled on the HC4000, but wanted to check with you guys on a few things.
Mounting: the screen wall is 6'9" and slopes up to a 9' ceiling. lens will be roughly 11.5' away from screen. According to the mitsubishi calculator, this should work with a 100" screen. This would also require a pole length of roughly 1'. Never had a pj and never mounted one, hopefully I am interpreting the results correctly. Also, what mounting bracket is recommended?
Viewing: we'll sit roughly 11' from the screen. Looks like this is a good distance for 100". Room can be virtually pitch black for movies. But I also will want to watch sports or play xbox with a bit of ambient light (4 sconces on a dimmer switch) at times. Will the HC4000 stand up to this? And what screen color/gain is recommended? I'm thinking about going with the Jamestown. I hear that the gray is better for deeper blacks and may also be better for ambient light viewing. Is that correct? Will the colors still "pop" vs a white screen?
Finally, at what price point would I have to go to find a pj that blows the hc4000 away for picture quality?
Hey, I just got my Mits and screen last week and have been playing around with different media via HDMI: Xbox games, Bluray movies, computer content, etc. So far I am impressed with everything. Games do not lag, the RBE is only slightly noticeable during credit scenes and the image really does pop out, almost like 3D
. Anyway, to add to what the others said, For a mount I bought a Peerless RGP and it is very nice; it is solid and highly adjustable. I would recommend you get it. I'm returning mine b/c I'm having second thoughts about abusing my ceiling (it's a rental) and anyway with an 8' ceiling the image would be too low without keystone, etc. 9' is perfect.
For a screen I would also recommend white, mine is 1.1 gain and I think it's perfect. Also, take heed to what was said about the walls being dark. Mine are semigloss gray and the amount of light reflecting everywhere washes out the blacks a bit, which makes it a bit hard to see where you're going when you're out and about in the land of Skyrim at night. I can live with it for now...
Like what was said before, any non-projector light in the room will not give you the best blacks, but for football and non-dark games having ambient light will not be a problem. I watched the latest Bronco game (awesome by the way) with ambient light did not make it unwatchable whatsoever. Turn on sports mode, BC, maybe standard lamp and you're good to go.
BTW, how do you plan to fit a 100" screen on a 6'9" long wall?