crap, I caught up with myself..... I need more to read... guess I'll start looking through the forum.
Here is the description of that lens: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...BXAL133K&Q=&O=
You didn't really say anything about the Aussie lens.... any more info on that?
I think I would really like something that either does not have to move, or can be moved by remote control or do a remote pass through.... do to my projector being in another room. Although I am not sure I really understand the reasons for these different methods.
Any screen suggestions? Does anyone make a screen without the black masking around them? I'd prefer not to have it as my screen wall will be black fabric anyway and I'd rather go to the ceiling with the viewable screen area.
So at that distance, I am out of luck on a projector? The numbers are a little over my head... as long as I have been into Home Theater as a hobby, I always kind of glazed over the numbers.... didn't worry what the correct distance for the 1st row of seats, just kept doing rows until I got to a row that was unwatchable.
Anyway you can dumb down the number stuff for me a bit? Or can you think of any mid priced projectors that might work? I am still trying to figure out the whole subtitle deal and the DVD player.... will a scaler fix this? What are my options here?
lead me, oh wise master.
edit: couple things I found poking around. 1. I see now that the MKIII (?) is coming out in July, maybe?
2. there are some nice looking scalers on ebay.... no idea what I am looking for though... most bang for the buck?
3. I think I can get a Sony VW60 for around $3500, I think.... have to do more research on quality etc... would love
opinions. Like it better or less than Benq W5000? Also, I think I saw a bunch of people on here talking about having
some Panasonic projector? I think I paid like $5000 when I bought my Sony 400q back in the day new.... so this
seems reasonable..... any idea how this would compare to my current projector? One thing I noticed is that it looks
like the bulbs for this thing cost around $350, which is cheaper then the $400 or $500 for my current projector....
but also one of the things I hated most about it.....
edit 2: I am spending way to much time on this tonight.... it's 2:30am.... I haven't decided whether I am ready to buy a new projector yet, but I was looking at the reviews and info at projectorcentral.com (anyone have an opinion on the accuracy/quality of their reviews/stats?) and it looks like my top 3 choices would be the Sony Vpl-VW60, (or maybe Vpl-Vw40), the BenQ W5000 and the Panasonic PT-AE2000U. Am I missing any important choices in this price range? Can you give me your thoughts on these? I think you said the Benq and Sony's do CIH out of the box, does the Panasonic? Also, when you say they do it out of the box, does that mean I don't need a scaler or a special DVD player, just a lens, screen and projector? Am I understanding this correctly? The Panasonic looks like a good choice, except it looks like it's max throw is just barely at 20'. Anyway, enough for tonight.... any and ALL thoughts would be GREATLY appreciated!!