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Hello everyone; I am a relative novice to the home theater sector and wanted to get the expert advice on here.


My parents are building a new house and they have a dedicated home theater downstairs; no ambient light at all (no windows) and very large room, with 3 level stadium-style seating with distances at 13 ft.+


We are interested in the 1080p projectors available and I have essentially narrowed it down to the Sony VPL-VW50 and the Optoma HD81; the price comparison between them is not an issue and they seem to be the best performing models under $10,000


Questions:

1. Which one of these do you recommend? I have read that the Optoma with its DLP tech. offers an extremely sharp picture, while the Sony's image quality may be slightly softer but with dramatically better contrast, black levels, etc.

2. What screen size do I go with at this distance with these projectors? I am definitely anticipating 100+ with a room of this size, but what is the correct capability/pairing for these projectors? Is anything larger than 100 too big for these projectors? Will anything smaller prove too small for the room?

3. Components: anticipate getting an HD-DVD player of course, but what is the correct kind to pair respectively with these projectors (I understand the frame rate has some influence in terms of projector and component pairing)?


Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks for taking the time.


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The soon to be released JVC HD1/RS1 *should* give you a better picture than at the Sony. You may want to consider it.


single chip DLPs do have some advantages, but there is one disadvantage that your family should make sure is a non-factor. The rainbow effect is from a spinning colour wheel switching the colour of the picture at a high rate of speed. It moves so fast that many people don't have a problem with it, but there are some that still do. The number of people affected by this are less as the technology gets better.


I personally didn't choose dlp because even if I didn't get affected by it, a visitor might. Of course that was 6 years ago.
 

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I would say wait for the RS1, as it will give you the best bang for your buck at the under $10k range. There are tons of posts regarding the RS1 on this forum. It is the most anticipated projector at least for the first half of this year. Below is an example of how much attention it is getting here.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=784345
 
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