Originally Posted by Chadci
Dragon, that in one word is perfect. Your room is my "grail" . How long did it take to complete? I am suprised that you left the sub out, with that much extra play room I think I would of pushed the scren wall out another few feet and put an i.b sub in/behind it.
THANKS! It took about 8 months to finish the HT and the rest of the basement. The HT section was about 1/3 the size of the basement but about 1/2 of the work.
I initially planned to have the sub in the back right section of the HT space, right beside the chairs and under the right surround speaker. However, after hooking things up, it sounded AWFUL in that placement, so I moved it and now it sounds GREAT. I didn't want to put the sub into the wall because I wanted to keep the shadow box as deep as possible, and I was afraid it might sound too boomy in that wall cavity. The depth of the shadow box is 1' and the space behind the wall is 1' (just enough depth for the LCR speakers).
Is the screen meeting all of your expectations or do you have any complaints? With it getting so close to christmas time I probably will need to wait until after the holidays before I will be able to buy so that gives me time ( assuming they ever get the new stock out) to replan and look at other option but right now I am planning on going with either 106 or 120" 1.8 gray screen ( again if they get it ).
One complaint with the Elunevision is that it didn't come in a 100" size which I had planned for (that's why there is a gap of 5-6 inches beside and under the screen). A second complaint would be the grey frame as it does not absorb any light.
Fortunately, it is a perfect 16:9 size, so I have scaled my PJ output right to the edge of the screen material. This works good for TV (except for some SD channels where you see a couple lines of garbage along the top). Unfortunately, my dvd player (Oppo) has a slight underscan issue so that the image stops short of the frame by a few pixels. For me, this doesn't detract from the overall enjoyment of the picture because I ignore it. And for 2.35:1 movies, there's a huge bar above and below the screen anyways.
Ideally, I would like to have a light-absorbent frame so that I can utilize those couple extra lines using the DVD player and hide the subtitle garbage with TV.
But, then I tell myself, for $300, you can't go wrong with the EluneVision.
Are there texture or sparkley issues with your screen? That was one of the biggest issues I had with my Graywolf. It is still leaning in the corner of my living room, I keep saying its going up for sale but I never get that far.
The only sparklie issue I've seen is when I sit directly on the floor right in front of the stage (about 3' away). There was a very bright scene on screen at the time and I noticed just a little. Again, a non-issue really because nobody would ever sit where I did, and even from my red rocker chair position, the sparklies aren't a problem. There isn't any sparklie issues from any of my chairs (although, I admit, I haven't actively looked for it). Suffice it to say, there has been nothing noticeable in regular viewing.
Good luck with your screen choice. I left mine until last minute, and I guess I ordered it just in time!