Originally Posted by Tom Bley
Sweet GT3! The theater room looks awesome as well. The room looks like it was designed for that size and ratio screen.
Thanks! I've gone through about a dozen P-cars over the last decade (both pleasure and racing) but have held on to a few that just hit all the right buttons. That is one of them. It's just an amazing machine. Just wish I drove it more.
You would be correct, at least on the screen height
for the room. When we designed the home, the theatre was one of the rooms that I spent a lot of time designing with the architect, the theatre company we use, and our builder (size, features, sound control, equipment, etc). The couple items I wasn't 100% sure on was the projector and the screen AR. We decided that since most of our viewing was 1.78 (network TV), that we'd go with the AR screen that matches that (1.78). The height was approximately 60" which put us in the 120" 1.78 screen size. The projectors available at the time (4 years ago) didn't have the features we were looking for at the price point we were willing to pay ($10K for a projector was my sweet spot). Since nothing could give us motorized lens memory, 4K, etc, for $10K we "settled" on the Epson Pro Cinema 6020UB which was like $3500 at the time. Enough for me to get a pretty good image and not feel like I wasted $3500.
Over the last year I have become more and more unhappy with the scope AR movies on the 1.78 screen and realizing I built the room for movies, I needed to have a screen that supported that AR. Since we had the perfect 1.78 screen size already, it was just a matter of getting the 2.35 screen that fit with that same height and it turned out perfect. Almost, like it was meant for that space. And now we have an 80% larger scope AR movie size!
Can't wait for the 4K player to get in (hopefully this week) and then the system calibrated.