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Friends,
I am a newcomer to the field of home theatre projection. My house is currently under construction & I have made a provision for a dedicated home theatre room in the basement.

The walls & ceiling of the room will be painted in a dark shade and the light is completely controlled. The size of the room is 14’x25’. The whole house is being hard wired with Cat 5e & RG-6. The builder will also provide in wall wiring for a 9.2 audio set up in the theatre room. There is provision for a projector mount at 15” from the projection wall.

As for the audio equipment I have already procured a Pioneer Elite SC-79 receiver, an Emotive 5 channel amplifier (XPA-5), an OPPO BDP 105 blue ray player and 8 Polk audio Monitor 75 speakers, a Polk audio centre speaker (CSiA-6) & 2 Polk subwoofers.

For projector I’m seriously considering JVC X 500R home theatre projector & for screen, Carada Criterion 114” brilliant white screen (16:9) with 1.4 gain. The theatre room will be purely utilized for cinema viewing in 2D (no 3D) and no television viewing so no sports and no video games.

I would really appreciate if you can provide feedback for the following:

1. Am I making the right equipment decision for the projection equipment & in case if you happen to have any experience with subject projector or screen, please share your views.
2. As I intend to use the home theatre purely for watching movies should I go for 16:9 or 2.35:1 aspect ratio screen?

Thanks so much for your help.
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Sounds like a nice room.

I tend to point out areas of concern to people as what you've done right is easy enough to agree with, but the areas of concern need some explanation...

I would seriously talk to people about the speakers you have gotten, especially the subwoofers. Go to a more audio specific forum, such as Audioholics, and you will get more serious explanations than I can deliver, but Polk is pretty entry level in a system which is otherwise very well built. Speakers matter far more than the amplifier, pre-amp, or much else. The room itself being the only other major audio contributor.

The dark paint on the walls and ceiling, combined with dark carpet and dark furniture produce a room which is ideal for a quality projector like the JVC you have mentioned.

If the room only supports the size of the 114" screen, then stick with 16:9. If it can handle a lot wider, but you can't get the height to go with it, then 2.35 isn't a bad way to go, but you will lose brightness as you go wider and wider and you may lose size for native 16:9 content which still includes many movies and all HDTV viewing including sports.

I recommend most people use 16:9 in most rooms and most situations if possible as the projector you are purchasing is a 16:9 projector, so it matches up nicely.

Not sure about the rest of your home wiring. RG6 is what carries a cable feed to a cable box. Make sure you plan for where the cable box goes and have a way to get video from the cable box to any TV in your home. With home construction, it opens up a ton of possibilities that builders often are terrible at recommending as they want 'big ticket' items more than infrastructure level upgrades which are actually far more important during construction.
AV Integrated - Theater, whole house audio, and technology consultation during the build and installation process in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
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Thank you very much for the advice.

I have pretty much settled as far as projector is concerned (JVC DLA - X500R). I had planned to get the Carada 114" Brilliant White (1.4 gain) screen.

However the JVC dealer is trying to sell me a EluneVision Reference Studio 4K screen saying that Carada is an inferior screen and has a texturing & hot spot problems & I need a at least a reference quality screen otherwise it is waste of money. Now I'm confused as I was set to buy Carada. I have not heard of "EluneVision".

Please help!!
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I've used the Sony 600 on a Carada BW screen. For your reference, that's the $10,000+ 4K Sony projector, and it looks phenomenal. That screen does NOT hot spot and is the best value in a quality screen that I have ever seen.

You're being played by someone who actually doesn't know what they are talking about, but wants to make a sale.

How much are they trying to sell you the projector for?
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Thanks so much for the prompt reply.

They are asking for $4,200 however are also throwing in a spare lamp & a pair of 3D glasses & a 3D emitter.

Have you heard/evaluated an EluneVision screen and if yes what is your opinion about it?

The sales guy was giving me his pitch about how the EluneVision screen is free of any texturing whereas most others (even when they cost 2 or 3 times as much; this particular screen in question is priced at $1,200 for a 115” with 1.0 gain ) come with slight texturing & that results in pixel deformation when we are trying to project a 1080P image????
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