Making the jump (or dive) into projection with 3D
Good Morning fellas,
My equipment is all running fine and cared for very well, but I have the desire to make the next step up in HT. This is of course projection.
I want to take advantage of all the new techs (dolby and HDR) and I really enjoy watching 3d movies on my 2014 Vizio m 80". As long as 3d on a projector would be as good (hopefully better) I think I will be thrilled.
All I do is watch movies. Mostly modern but some foreign (horror) and I love Christopher Nolan's work(so some IMAX0...just now getting into some awesome series like GOT, and looking at WestWorld. Of course the majority of viewing will be with modern blu rays and streaming (we do have gigabit here in the sticks).
I am a layperson and will have to hire all the install and calibration.
My estimated budget is 6-7k for projector, screen and install/calbrate.
MLP can be anywhere from 10-14ft from eyeballs to screen.
I have a width of 115 inches as things are currently set up between front L&R speakers.
I was thinking fixed screen and then maybe just a magnet/velvet cover when not in use.
The ceiling is wide open from front to back for projector mounting.
I would be happy with a good value on used equipment also, if given some models to keep my eyes out for in the classifieds.
I see all sorts of posts and reviews about the various new 4k projectors but everybody seems to overlook the 3D capabilities.
Most of my viewing is 2d, but when I do throw in one of the many 3D's I have I would like it to look as good as possible. I have always wondered what the quality of 3D is on my Vizio, but I found it impressive and so have guests.
Room is 15.5x20.5x8ft or 186x246x96in (virtually total light control with custom blackout shades)
Wood flooring over basement.
equipment list is in sig.
FR speakers are 1/6 and 5/6 across front wall and subs are 1/4,3/4. Which I understand to be ideal given room dimensions. MLP can be 10-14 ft
Is it simply the choice between JVC NX5 and Sony VPL with a stewart screen?
I can't find any comparisons on the 3D image quality.
Any advice on things to consider or equipment ideas would be much appreciated. I live about an hour outside the chicagoland area.
(plans also include new receiver with 4 atmos ceiling speakers as $ allows).
Vizio m801d ISF calibrated
Anthem MRX 510, MiniDSP 2x4HD/WI-DG
Oppo 103d, Apple TV 4K, GIK MBT Panels
Paradigm studio 20 v5, cc 490, 4 monitor surround 3 v7, PSA V3601 & 2 V1811
Last edited by Dutch-boy; 03-19-2020 at 05:15 AM.