Originally Posted by DennisLJacob
I'm guessing your projection unit and theater are the best of the best in your little town. Does your town even have a public movie theater? Congrats on getting the new projector up and running.
I'll choose to take that first sentence as being "tongue in cheek".
Bradenton, FL has some very affluent tenants. Very nice Cinemas and a IMAX. The individual who own the home shown lives in a gated Community, but the "Custom Built to Spec" home allowed no input after signing the build contract, so the Room had to come as the plans showed. Then there was the personal wishes of the Owner / Wife to consider. Still, as I state below, I was able to make something more special happen than one might expect.
Originally Posted by Jim Cutter
That is one bright room!
It seems like that, but there are two windows wide open to a Southern vantage point illuminating the room, and the walls are actually a mid-tone beige. While it's certainly not optimally painted (I'm an avowed advocate for Light Control / Room Surface prep.) the room does fade to an appropriate level of darkness once the windows are shuttered. Always, choosing a JVC for this Guy has been one way to at least assure the best possible Contrast / Black Levels / Resolution possible under a given circumstance.Just let me add that after having done 5 Theaters for this Guy since 1995, this is the first one he has had where he had to compromise on design.
Lastly, I don't think anyone should count the use of a NX9 in a less than optimal room as being a Pig-in-the-Poke. Just doesn't seem logical if the gains outweigh the disadvantages.
Originally Posted by Teejoo
Question: you have a very bright room. Doesn’t this defeat the purpose of buying the NX9? Of course the lense is better, but contrast / black level is very much affected bij the white walls. Would’nt an N7 perform just as good?
In truth, the two factors most would be concerned with just don appear to be much of a concern here. In a fully darkened room, the NX9's attributes are clearly seen, despite the Native Contrast of the PJ being replaced (x950r) being significantly higher. Has for opting for a NX7? Ha...try convincing a Senior FedEx Pilot / confirmed Gadget Hound to go with anything less than what he feels would be an upgrade. You would Crash & Burn!
Edit: do you use in-wall speakers besides the subs? Really can’t see them!
As it should be....yet there are fully 11 Channels in the room...(7.2.4) all of them with Audio Transducers mounted in the front Wall and the Ceilings. 38 in total. "Invisible Stereo" as it were.
Originally Posted by ScottieBoysName
Since we’re all talking about mounting options and the like for these projectors in here....what is the prescribed method or steps in mounting one of these things?
Chief joist/ceiling mount
Chief drop tube/column
Clearly I’d go ahead and mount the ceiling hardware first....but then what?
1)mount ceiling hardware to joist
2)mount SLM281 to RS2000
3)screw in drop tube to ceiling
4)screw in RPMA to drop tube
5)have one person hold projector while other screws SLM281 to RPMA?
I know the RPMA has a sliding/locking bracket....where does that come in? That would make things easier I’d imagine.
Originally Posted by jmonier
The SLM281 has 6 studs with thumbnuts on them. You just slide the SLM281 (with projector attached) horizontally into the RPMA and then the thumbnuts support it even before they are tightened. From there it's easy. You just apply upward pressure to the projector while you tighten the thumbnuts.
Nope...your describing the SLB281. The SLM281 has "T" Studs that do hold the PJ in place, but that are loced in by sliding the Locking Plate on the RPMA Drop Mount Carriage.
The difficult part is lifting the projector up to the RPMA. It weighs almost 45 lbs (50 lbs for the RS3000) which is almost half again as much as previous JVC's. I was always able to mount previous projectors by myself, but this one definitely required 2 people just to lift it up and into the RPMA.
Actually sthe NX9/RS3000 weighs lightly less.....a svelte 48 lbs. And yeah, it was a bugger to get into place using the existing SLB Plate & Mount. Holding it level at the top of a 8' Ladder is a recipe for a big "oops" moment. I was not enamored with the Thumb nuts this time around....very difficult to turn if :ANY: pressure from the PJ is on them. I'm voting for the RPMA / SLM281 as the better option going forward.