Originally Posted by MississippiMan
Well I'd recommend replacement. Even if the Panny was a PT-AE8000 I'd still suggest the same.
Get yourself a Epson 5050 for under $2700 at the current sale price. E-Shift 4K, outrageously better Contrast and brightness. No contest nor contesting there at all.
If you do...consider going with a 2.39:1 Format screen with the same height as that 9' -16:9 ( 54") The 5050 will light it up and you can move comfortably into a C.I.H. situation without making any structural changes. You have a very nice Theater...it certainly deserves the upgraded image and Formatting.
7 Channel Onkyo's can be had on Amazon for really advantageous prices...and while I'll not ask the obvious about the rest of the speakers, I gotta ask"Why in the 'ell do you have those incredible Outlaw Ultras x-12's matched up with those "who cannot be asked about" speakers?*
They are "Da Bomb!"
(ps. the Top end "Rockets" were not bad...just way over priced...)
We bought the house because, in part, the basement was tricked out. Card room, billiard room, bar, theater, etc.
The theater was as shown in the photos. Except- no electronics. Just the room, cabinets, riser, and carpeting.
Not shown in the photos is the "cabling room" which runs the entire width of the theater, behind the screen wall.
I bought the speaker system because I was younger, inexperienced, and they were attractive and had a pretty good reputation among the AV123 cult (no surprise).
That they were very reasonably priced was also a factor.
And then I started assembling the theater components.
Control 4 remote for the AV and illumination
I had an AV123 sub. When that fizzled out I bought the 2 Outlaws.
Aside from the sub, the system has performed well to my novice ears and eyes. Considering that we use the theater for at most 10 hours per month, there needs to be a balance between money in and enjoyment out.
Finances and perhaps necessity allow/require an upgrade-
As far as the Epson, am I wrong to see the white housing as an eyesore? It just seems logical that the housing should be black- to blend in with the support pole and ceiling.