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Jul 27, 2009 4:07 PM
I am getting ready to make a purchase for a projector (Mitsu HC5500) and i wanna make sure i am thinking this all the way out. my room is 218" long. the config will be screen on one end, and proj. on the other. couch underneath it, up against the wall that the proj is attached to. so the viewing distance is just under 218" maybe, 210".
the projector has to mount above the windows and the screen above some doors (will pull it up when not in use). this means the top of the screen housing will be just about on the same plane as the proj. is this an issue? does this mean i'll have to look all the way up to the top of the door to see the top of my image? if this is the case my only other option is to put the proj on some sort of make-shift box behind the couch (hopefully above head height.)
the room has 4 windows so i plan on getting room blacking shades for them.
as for the screen:
the wall that will hold the screen has a max. usable width of ~105" (not sure what that equates to in diagonal). i am not sure electric vs. manual at this point but the bigger concern is making the lady happy in how it looks on the wall. my only idea so far is to build a valance or something similar around the screen housing to kinda tuck it away. other ideas would be greatly appreciated.
seeing as i'll prolly spend $1400 on the HC5500 (refurbed) i wanna keep the screen budget down. suggestions on screens and places to get them would be great.
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Feb 3, 2009 2:23 PM
Anyone tried the Monoprice in-wall and in-ceiling speakers? They get good reviews on their site and seem very cost effective.
Would it be better to spend more on a good receiver, or get a cheaper receiver and better speakers? Or go middle on both?
I really want to have a clean front wall and keep all my speakers in-wall. Does having front towers and center really make a big difference compared to in-wall? I'm no audiophile, I just want decent sound.
Any suggestions for a decent inexpensive receiver?
Budget for all is about $1000 or maybe a bit more. Here's some background in case it helps:
I'm starting to build a dedicated home theater in a 25' x 15' space with 8' ceilings. The front wall has been prewired for left, right, and center in-wall speakers. The ceiling has been pre-wired for two rear surround speakers. There is a subwoofer jack in the front left corner as well. All prewired runs come out in the front right corner wall plate with a bunch of audio jacks.
I just purchased a Mitsubishi HC5500 with a 106" fixed screen and ceiling mount at Costco. The screen is "acoustically transparent" and I am hoping to put the center channel behind it. There is power and a smurf tube in the ceiling at about 12' from the projection wall. I need about a 30' - 40' HDMI cable to run through the smurf tube to get to the front right corner wall with all the AV jacks.
I don't want to spend too much more on audio, and I want all in-wall/in-ceiling if possible. I'd like to stay under $1000 (but could be convinced to go up to $1500) for everything else -- HDMI cable, left/front, center, rear surrounds, subwoofer, and receiver. I'm looking for suggestions.
I have a KLH ASW10-120 sub (10") that I picked up a few years back. I could use it for now, but I will probably want to get a new one eventually. Here's info on it:
Jan 24, 2009 2:23 AM
I'm new to HT and will be purchasing a projector for the first time. I'd appreciate some advice.
I've read all sorts of information on here, projectorcentral.com, projectorreviews.com, and avsforums.com regarding the Mitsubishi HC5500. It sounds like it is a good 1080p projector, not the best, and not the worst. The biggest cons seem to be that it has less flexibility in installation than other 3LCD projectors. Some of the reviews suggest that other similar projectors might be slightly better (BenQ W5000 and the Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB).
However, the current deal at costco.com has me seriously thinking about going for the HC5500. It's $1899 after a $300 rebate, but it also comes with a 106" fixed screen and a telescoping ceiling mount. I planned to buy those anyway. And the rebate comes with an extra bulb as well. No shipping and no sales tax in Oregon. It seems like $1900 for all of that is a good deal.
Anyone have thoughts on this? Other options I should consider? I want to keep it under $2000 total if possible. And I really like Costco's easy return policy if I find it just isn't what I expected it to be.
The placement and installation issues shouldn't be a problem for me. My basement theater space is 25' deep, 15' wide, with an 8' ceiling.
When my home was built I had the basement wired for surround sound and power and a wiring tube goes to the ceiling where the projector will mount. The tube and power are in about 13' from the projection wall and centered in the width of the room. The ceiling is flat, so I can move the mount to wherever is appropriate and just run the wires a short distance if necessary.
Any reasons I should not go for this? Other projectors I should consider instead? Better deals?
Jan 21, 2009 9:09 PM
I am having the hardest time figuring out if the Mitsubishi HC5500 will fit my setup in my home. The Mitsubishi projector calculator does not have this model in it. Sooooo....I have no earthly idea if it will work or not.
Here is my setup....
Screen: 110" diagonal
Top of Ceiling to top of viewable area on screen: 40"
Now...I will need a mount to drop the PJ to I would assume the top of the screen.
If anyone could help I would be appreciative!
Dec 26, 2008 5:56 PM
I currently have a Mitsubishi 720p DLP projector (I love the sealed optics, because I am a home theater novice and don't want to worry about air filters to clean). I was looking at the HC5500 LCD projector on Amazon, where it shows as being about $2,000 (one of the cheapest prices I could find on it when I searched on Pricegrabber) and it ships from a 3rd party vendor called "Electronics Expo"
But I found that on the page (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001B6ARDW?ie=UTF8&tag=fistdvre-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001B6ARDW) if I click on "8 used & new" and switch the vendor from "Electronics Expo" to "Amazon.com" not only do I get free super saver shipping, but a $500 rebate magically appears, so it's only $1,509.
The rebate expires on 12/31 so I feel like I should get it because it seems like a super-good deal that may not come around again anytime soon...but I thought I'd ask people who know...any advice???
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