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Originally Posted by hmunster2 View Post

Mogrub, I looked at the thread and not sure what to make of it.

No worries, I found it helpful and thought you might too. Before stumbling on that, I didn't appreciate some of the trade-offs involved with gain, for example. Or the different performance a given screen might have with on-axis versus off-axis gain. Or color neutrality of product A versus product B. Jeff's report gave me a place to start.
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Are all of these screen materials available from every manufacturer or are they proprietary names for individual manufacturers?

Most are proprietary.
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Since I know very little about this, I was relying on the dealer, but nobody on the forum seems to agree with his suggestion.

You will have more fun, and get a better result, if you do some more reading one rainy afternoon. After 3 hours of study, you'll know more about projector screen performance and tradeoffs than 99.9% of the human race will ever know. Otherwise, if you just ask 10 people what to do, you're almost certain to get 10 different answers, leaving you feeling ... a lot like you feel right now.
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With the 6020, in a well light-controlled room, mainly for Movies (in the dark), but occaaionally for sports (with a window shade open or light on), a room lenght of 17 ft. and seating about 13 ft from 106" screen-what would be your recommendation?

Individual opinions don't count for much, but since you insist: You say that you'll be watching with a window shade open or a light on sometimes. Based on that fact, one thing that jumps out at me is that you'll need gain.

I am in a similarly sized room as yours, but there are no windows, totally enclosed HT. Even so, I ended up with 1.4 gain, and it is not too much. It's just about perfect for me. I can run the projector in Eco mode constantly, which is huge because I don't want to hear the fan. It would drive me nuts (more than it would most people, since these are fairly quiet pj's) if it had to be running high all the time. But that's just me.

You already know the things that matter to you. You have opinions. You may be a nut for color neutrality. You may prefer really bold, dialed-up color. You may want a super bright screen. None of us know any of that. You may not care if the fan runs on high. All of that is personal preference. Do some reading, learn what some of the trade-offs will be, and think about it. You'll be much happier with your final result.

Think of it this way. You are going to watch thousands of hours of movies and football on this screen. Do yourself a favor, sit down this weekend, and just do 3 hours of research on screen performance. After you do that, you'll probably decide that you need to do a little more, just to answer the new questions that you've raised. Perfect. That will mean you are where you need to be.
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I have also talked to another dealer who sells Da-Lite (not sure which surface)

If he is a true dealer, he will have access to all of their surfaces.

This is the link from Jeff Meier at AccuCal, for anyone else interested in his excellent (IMHO) screen fabric report:

http://www.accucalhd.com/documents/accucal_front_projection_screen_report.pdf

Good luck Herm.
post #122 of 137
Herm, thank you very much-I will put in some time this weekend researching screens. Again, many thanks for your help.
post #123 of 137
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Originally Posted by nobail View Post

... Yeah, my DVI is super old ... I'll order a 30' Redmere and give it a test before pulling the cable thru the ceiling ... I'll suffer with 1080i until that project.

I feel your pain Hal -- got a drawer full of DVI cables myself. Hopefully the Redmere solves everything. Post back after your experiment!
post #124 of 137
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Originally Posted by BobL View Post

In its best picture quality mode it won't be much different from your RS-40.  However it does have brighter modes that are less accurate that will give plenty of lumens for your screen size.  Another option would be the Sony which is brighter than both projectors in its best picture quality mode.

When you say "the Sony" , assume you mean vw1000es. Are any of the lesser sony's brighter than epson in best picture mode?
post #125 of 137
I have been running my 6020UB for a couple of months now, and it looks terrific. I had it ISF calibrated a couple of weeks ago too, and just installed a Darbee Darblet after all the great reviews. I do have one question though - I am confused about the colorspace I should be using. Do I set everything to RGB, YCrCb 4:2:2, YCrCb 4:4:4? I am guessing since I had it calibrated at RGB to just leave it, but...
post #126 of 137
Will some of you owners share your calibrations with me,Ive had the 6020 for a few weeks and just using the thx mode,love this projector so far & I dont think its loud Im running the bulb on high and the fan doesnt bother me with the Epson mounted over my head thanks
post #127 of 137
Hi all,

I plan on purchasing the Epson Pro Cinema 6030UB in the next week (I'm not sure of the difference with the 6020 nor did I see a thread for it) . I was torn between this one and the Sony VPL HW50ES but I think the Epson sounds better to me. My question is about the screen gain. My projector throw distance will be 10 ft in a 17ft long light controlled room. My seating distance will also be 17ft. I've decided to purchase the Elite Screens Cinewhite 100 inch screen with a 1.1 gain or -the same brand and size with Powergain (1.8 gain). Considering the high light output of this projector would 1.1 gain be good enough? I will have a little of ambient light in the room during the day but not much and I'm interested in viewing 3D on this as well. I saw this at ExclusiveTVs for retail price, Is this an authorized online retailer? I want to make sure I'm getting the retail package with the 3yr warranty.

Thank you,
Chris
post #128 of 137
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Originally Posted by gjlowe View Post

I have been running my 6020UB for a couple of months now, and it looks terrific. I had it ISF calibrated a couple of weeks ago too, and just installed a Darbee Darblet after all the great reviews. I do have one question though - I am confused about the colorspace I should be using. Do I set everything to RGB, YCrCb 4:2:2, YCrCb 4:4:4? I am guessing since I had it calibrated at RGB to just leave it, but...

I think the answer is 444 but you should take that question over here, and you'll get the exact right answer:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1399154/darbee-vision-darblet/6990#post_23801353

Cheers.
post #129 of 137
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Originally Posted by cgrasso83 View Post

Hi all,

I plan on purchasing the Epson Pro Cinema 6030UB in the next week (I'm not sure of the difference with the 6020 nor did I see a thread for it) . I was torn between this one and the Sony VPL HW50ES but I think the Epson sounds better to me. My question is about the screen gain. My projector throw distance will be 10 ft in a 17ft long light controlled room. My seating distance will also be 17ft. I've decided to purchase the Elite Screens Cinewhite 100 inch screen with a 1.1 gain or -the same brand and size with Powergain (1.8 gain). Considering the high light output of this projector would 1.1 gain be good enough? I will have a little of ambient light in the room during the day but not much and I'm interested in viewing 3D on this as well. I saw this at ExclusiveTVs for retail price, Is this an authorized online retailer? I want to make sure I'm getting the retail package with the 3yr warranty.

Thank you,
Chris

Almost the same, better contrast. Although at this point you should go for the 6030 when they come in I am told by Epson about 10 days before we get them.
post #130 of 137
I turned my auto Iris off last night. It makes audible noise when I fast forward my dvr. I'm not sure it really does much anyway.

It still has stellar blacks.
post #131 of 137
Need some help with 3D here. I have some side by side 3D mkv files. I can play them on my 3D plasma, choose the 3D mode, and it works flawlessly to create a proper 3D image. I cannot do the same on my Epson 6020UB projector. When I play the file and configure the projector to side by side mode, it plays only one side of the content, rather than properly creating the 3D image. I then tried every combination I could in the 3D settings, but simply could not make it work. Does anyone have any ideas?

UPDATE: So I figured it out. I first have to put it in side by side mode, and THEN I have to turn on 3D. Then it works! And it looks awesome too! On a side note, do people here like to use 3D THX, Cinema, or Dynamic modes? I like to keep it at THX, but sometimes it just isn't quite bright enough in 3D mode.
Edited by gjlowe - 11/7/13 at 10:26pm
post #132 of 137
Question for he owners here. Im having a hard time trying to find this out throigh either epson or the store. Basically I want to use a 6020 with a cinevista stuck in place. Can I switch between 16; 9 to 235:1 with the remote and the lens in place with a button or is it manual?
post #133 of 137
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Originally Posted by WarrenBerry View Post

Question for he owners here. Im having a hard time trying to find this out throigh either epson or the store. Basically I want to use a 6020 with a cinevista stuck in place. Can I switch between 16; 9 to 235:1 with the remote and the lens in place with a button or is it manual?

Select "Anamorphic wide" in aspects on the remote.
post #134 of 137

The throw distance calculator on this projector shows you can mount it up to 23' back from a 110" screen.   I think I can mount it 22' back in my new room but I've heard you lose brightness mounting it that far back.   Is this true and does it make that big a difference putting it that deep in a room?  If it's a minor change I'm OK w/ that because I will be using a black diamond screen w/ 1.4 gain but I don't want to design the room for the projector to be 22' back if it really impacts the brightness of the picture.

 

Also - is it OK to set the projector in a coffer that sits 12" down from ceiling but will be open in front and have 1-2 feet in back as well or do I need to put some kind of fan in it?    If that doesn't work I thought about leaving the bottom open of the coffer and ceiling mount it and just let it hang down w/ an opening in the coffer. 

 

Is the fan as loud as some people say?   I've been torn between the Sony & Epson but I now need to make a decision within the next week.   The reason I am leaning towards the Epson is because it has a deeper throw distance so I can mount it in the back of the room hence the question above.

 

Thanks

post #135 of 137
I see lots of people liking thx or natural modes, as do I. Except for one thing.... When watching say ESPN, and, scrolling text on the bottom as they do, it breaks up in all modes except Cinema. Is there another setting to deal with the text so I can use thx? Source is HD Espn from Dish Hopper in 1080i and looks perfect on HDTV and in Cinema mode.
post #136 of 137

can somebody write me main differences between 6020 vs 6030 vs 5020 ? thanks

post #137 of 137
10 and 1000
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