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Aug 21, 2014 11:02:23 PM
I have a 10 year old dedicated home theater. Currently have a Dukane 9017 D-ILA projector (same as the JVC-SX21U) with a Stewart Firehawk 1.35 gain grey screen, width of 120" or 138" diagonal for 16:9 (150" diagonal for 4:3 which we now never use). We sit 12' away with another row at 18'. My only input to the projector is component and my video sources (direct TV, Roku, Apple TV, rare blu-ray) are switched from another room about 20' away. All the cabling is in the ceiling and wall so a pain to run new cabling though I could figure it out. I usually use 720p as the projector only does 720p/1080i and I have other TVs in the house that can only do 720p. Though I can go completely dark, there is often ambient light in the theater. I often lose the "keep it dark" battle with wife, kids etc.. and after ten years I don't see victory in sight. Everything basically "works" the same as when new. But I have the upgrade bug. I am computer guy. I don't keep up with AV stuff but I know I don't know how much things have changed a ton in ten years.
1) Should I upgrade the projector. Been looking at the Epson-5030ub (or 6030ub). Open to other brands. Will I notice a dramatic difference? Would it be brightness or contrast or ???? Would like more brightness for sports.
2) Should I figure out how to get to 1080p? Will people really notice the difference? Would any projector take 1080p over component if I can get it there via an HD-Fury or other HDMI converter?
3) I could change my 4:3 screen to a 16:9 screen and add 35" or so to make it 135" wide. Thoughts on this?
Could also do all of the above one step at a time.
Aug 20, 2014 6:57:29 PM
I am trying to figure out what screen size and type to look into getting. My room is as follows: 24'x 17'x 9.5'. This is my living room. I do have light blocking shades on the window and sliding glass door. I still get light from the kitchen window, etc. We don't watch much TV during the day, expect football when it isn't on at night.
I currently have a 1080i rear projection TV (10 years old). I also have in wall speakers.
Here is what I am thinking. I would like to get a Epson 5030ub projector with a Elunevision 4k 1.0 gain fixed screen. I sit back really far from the TV (20 feet). I would like to get the screen to go as big as I can. It would be nice to get at least 150" screen. my budget is $5k for everything, including running power and video, moving the speakers so they are not behind the screen and installing the projector
I am worried about the time I will have ambient light. I was thinking of going with a higher gain screen but I was told that since I plan on doing a ceiling mount, I should go with a higher quality screen with a 1.0 gain screen. What are you thoughts?
Mar 22, 2014 2:24:22 PM
I have finally decided on the Epson 5030UB projector for my home theater, but in getting a quote from the company that I plan to purchase the items from, they quoted be $1600 for a 9 channel Receiver and I only have 5 speakers and a sub woofer $2000 for a Da-lite 100" UTB with 1.1 gain screen. Then they added a wireless HD multimedia system, a center speaker stand, that I don't need and approx. $1200 in parts and equipment. I do have 3D DVDs that I would like to use in the theater. I felt I could get by for a lot less on the screen and the receiver. Am I being taken?
Feb 22, 2014 11:53:27 AM
I have a max distance of 19 ft from projector to screen and would like to use a cinescope 2. 35:1 125" screen with 1.1 gain.
I am going round in circles though... deciding on which projector to use. I don't mind manually adjusting the lens zoom and focus to switch between widescreen and cinescope but i want to be sure that i dont need an anormorphic lens.
Can someone clarify that the epson 5030 ub (my preferred option for brightness and blacks) can project the 2.35:1 image at this distance without the need of an anamorphic lens?.. I think the anamorphic lens would only be required if the projector was much closer and thus only fillling the center of the screen.
I assume that I would just adjust the zoom and focus when switching back to widescreen and close the side curtains that I was planning on installing.
I can get the epson for $2350 cad or the panasonic for $3100 cad so again the epson looks the better deal.
Any advice would be helpful. Thanks
Feb 16, 2014 1:38:36 AM
I'm thinking about installing the Epson 5030UB in my place
my question is : due to the limited room space that I'm planing to install the projector in :
Is it possible to project a picture of ~125" diagonal on the wall from a throw distance of 9ft ?
also the viewing distance is 9ft or less
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