Originally Posted by millerwill
I'm very much in agreement, Mark, that the zoom method makes a great deal more sense than screwing around with an a-lens, given the brightness and resolution of the 1000.
Yeah that post most def made me make up my mind. I'll just stick with a 140" wide curved scope screen with seymour material that produces the most fls way 3D can atleast be a little brighter. That is unless Mike or someone else talks me out of it.
I just hate the thought of leaving all that square footage of a 140" wide 16:9 screen behind. I love scope but since the material is only about 50% or less I cant help but to think about going a different way. I havent seen a curved 16:9 screen but surely one can be made. What would the cons be of such a screen? That would allow me to use an oppo or sony (if has feature) to place text on the screen until true 4k lenses are affordable.
Loss of screen sqft
Scope 140" wide=122" 16:9
16:9 of 161"=140" wide scope and only need some masking to have best of both worlds.
Optimal goal would be 13' wide scope way could have the larger 16:9 but screen costs and throw location change may push me away. Maybe someone will talk me into it as that would be so so awesome.
The worst part of all this is that I just had my first son and now have two children in car seats so I sold my slightly modded 2010 GTR way could buy my wife a Honda minivan. The original plan was I was going to buy some stuff for the theater, (sony pj, and couple other things), work truck, and a new 2012 BMW 550for me to have modded to 550hp/575lbtq way I wouldnt miss the GTR as much since the children could easily fit in the 4 door bimmer. But now she has talked me into buying her the van while giving me her suv way I can use it for my work. Then she will buy me a new car in two years after the suv is paid off. My wife is the love of my life and puts up with all my crazy hobbies so I couldnt tell her no by any means. The sony has pretty much made me care less about having a fast car for a few years as it allows me to incorporate so much more than I had planned for the theater with the JVC RS45. Its like opening up the doors of the chocolate factory to me.
Sorry for the long story behind why/how this all came about but none of my friends quite understand the difference in projectors. All they really know is they like watching a nice big picture with surround sound and think all it takes is a projector and screen.