Originally Posted by Billbofet
Good to know about LCD. I have been seeing Epson getting a ton of positive reviews over the years and people love them. I'm not trying to discount anyone's opinion, but LCD has just never impressed me. My best friend has owned several over the year as his placement requires it, and they always have a softer, digital, flat look to me - and he's always had the latest and greatest popular LCD model that hangs around this price range - Panasonic or Epson.
I think my new plan is to upgrade my screen from 100" to 120" on my current Mits and put the new bulb in. Then maybe a year from now I'll upgrade to probably a DLP and placement should not be as much of an issue with needing it a bit further back.
I think I'm just a DLP guy, but I love the features of this pj and see the advantages of LCD. I'll give this Vivitek a look.
Epson has a great reputation for customer service and warranty, but LCD will always be at a natural disadvantage with motion, alignment and only the higher end stuff can beat DLP native contrast...so the price/performance stays with DLP until about $1500+ where the high-end LCD and LCoS leap upward in contrast to a place that DLP can't reach without a second inline dmd.
The new lamp is a great way to wait out even better options hitting ever lower prices.
Originally Posted by jhughy2010
Is it advantageous to have the projector behind the seating position? I like that the Vivitek can be mounted higher up on the ceiling? Are there any draw backs to the Vivitek?
Maybe you can give a recommendation:
I have a ceiling mounted fan so will need the projector to be either closer (short throw) or further back. I don't want to exceed 110" diagonally and plan to put a screen with 1.0 gain up eventually.
Also, lots of bass might cause lens to vibrate? I have two large subs at the main seating position.
I'll use the projector for light gaming so it cannot have lots of input lag.
There typically is lots of ambient light during the day but it can certainly be controlled (most of the viewing is at night anyway).
Mounting far back can sometimes be helpful for keeping a louder PJ far away from the viewers, but often it's just what many people think of when they think "movie theater"..mounting closer isn't bad.
How far back from the screen is your fan? The w1070/1075 can fill a 110" screen while its rear is about 10.5ft back (including some cord clearance)...so if the fan-blades are closer than 10.5ft from the screen/wall you'll either want to look at the w1080/1085-ShortThrow or something that can shoot beneath the fan and farther back (the Benq can fill 110" from 12ft back while the Vivitek can go quite a ways farther).
Originally Posted by Billbofet
Thanks for turning me on to the Vivitek. I checked out the thread and it looks like it is ideal for what I am looking for in my next upgrade. Plus, I can hold out for the 1188 since I would want the CFI. Very exciting thread over there comparing it directly against and being preferred over the HT1075. Looks like it would need some out of the box adjustments, but looks very, very promising. I hope the thread continues to grow with feedback.
The 1188 is sadly too laggy for gaming, but otherwise really sounds nice for non-gamers...and the 1186 (which lacks CFI) is gamer-worthy for those who need it.
Originally Posted by jorge007
What size screen can i get with 10.5 foot throw.
The Epson 2040 can fill 100"-119" at 10.5ft lens-to-screen.