Originally Posted by R Harkness
So, who here with a JVC uses it for watching 3D movies and are you happy? How big/type a screen do you use?
I only started getting into 3D recently on my RS55. I think it's really cool but of course a bit dimmer than I'd like (and crosstalk isn't always too great). Which is one thing that attracts me to the brighter Sony projector.
I wonder if the new JVCs would be a bit better with 3D as well.
I use an X35 with four of JVC own glasses plus two 3D glasses from my Panasonic 55VT50. Both types of glasses look the same and have the same brightness on my HP screens. However, I prefer the JVC's since the glass is bigger on those. I have two screens, one 119'' 1.78:1 HP and one 2.40:1 HCHP with the same width (263 cm). There is some crosstalk visible, but it is rare and I can easily ignore it. There are some flickering as well but I'm not too bothered with that either. Brightness wise it's ok when I run on low lamp (250 h) with open iris, not so much when I clamp it down. I prefer the brightness with high lamp, but it's just too darn loud. If I switch seat in the sofa until I see unity gain, the 3D is still watchable in low lamp, though it lacks a bit of punch and luster compared to the sweetspot.
I was actually about to write you and ask your opinion on screens as I'm about to move to a new house and will get the opportunity to do my own projection/music room. I recall you have done quite a lot of research on screen materials and screen sizes and you have a JVC like me. The room is 15.4' by 20.3' so I reckon screen size will be limited by brightness alone. I want a wider viewing area so the HP/HCHP is not ideal. In addition, there is a slight structure from the beads that is visible in brighter scenes that I would like to get rid of. My idea was to get an approx. 10' wide 2.40:1 fixed screen and keep the HP/HCHP as drop down screens for 3D. However, I'm very hesitant on the material. I'm leaning towards either the Studiotek 130 or the JKP 1.1 materials (or perhaps the JKP 1.3?). My concerns are, i) will they be bright enough (the Studiotek would help here) and ii) how visible is the sheen from the studiotek? I would like to get a completely 'invisible' material if possible and I'm not sure if the Studiotek really is? Since you have it at home would you care to comment on visible sheen and brightness at the sizes you use? I will sit 11-12' from the screen and I plan making the front wall, ceiling and walls closest to the screen black..