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post #31 of 40 Old 02-03-16, 09:47 PM
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Congrats and welcome to the Sony projector family. I have the 55es and I love it.

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Re: Loking to Install projector in basement with 7 foot ceilings but Best Buy said not a good idea

Best Buy tried to sell me on a 55 as they are discontinued (according to them). Probably had a bulb that was in need of replacement, and I don't think they had the new spare that they come with. The would have sold it for $2000. Then the 40 went on sale again. I figured, after so much praise for the 40, I'd stick with that. My room will be totally light controlled and with having to pay tax on top of the $2000 and probably having to pay for a spare bulb, maybe real soon, I just felt a brand new 40 would suit me well. Not sure if the iris makes any noise or you can artifacts from it, but I just don't think I'll need the small improvement in black levels. After all, 4K projectors will be the norm soon and I'll be ready for one of those in a few years.
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This is my second 55s. I had a bad accident and had to buy another projector. I had to choose between the 60, 55 and 40. I was able to get a really good deal on a new 55es. Plus i already had the original spare lamp and now I have two. I figured I loved the picture and with the lamps I would be good until 4k is more reasonable.
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Now I'm trying to decide whether I should get a Oppo 103D. It's got some features I want and I've read that the Darbee processing in conjunction with that of the Sony, when used sparingly, makes a noticeable difference in picture quality. My only concern is when their new players come out (whenever that may be) I'll be back to having an outdated player.
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Now I'm trying to decide whether I should get a Oppo 103D. It's got some features I want and I've read that the Darbee processing in conjunction with that of the Sony, when used sparingly, makes a noticeable difference in picture quality. My only concern is when their new players come out (whenever that may be) I'll be back to having an outdated player.
I have the Oppo 103 and a separate Darby and it makes a nice difference. You could go ahead and make the move because it will be a while before the 4k model comes out and you don't have a 4k projector.
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Re: Loking to Install projector in basement with 7 foot ceilings but Best Buy said not a good idea

Finally got the HW40ES projector and Chief RPAU mounted. Took a shot of the mount a little closer to show people a reference with the pop can at how far down it mounts when flush mounting. Exactly a pop can width

This is my 7 ft ceiling height set up. Exciting news as my Seymour 120" retractable AT screen may be ready to pick up later this week. For reference, it will span to the outside edges of my speakers. Kind of a narrow room but it's cozy and you will really get that "right there" feeling. Viewing distance is 13 ft and throw distance is 16 feet.

New rack mounts for some equipment will be in tomorrow so I should have my equipment rack near complete as soon as I get a couple more custom Middle Atlantic shelves made for the PS4 and cable box.
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Finally got the HW40ES projector and Chief RPAU mounted. Took a shot of the mount a little closer to show people a reference with the pop can at how far down it mounts when flush mounting. Exactly a pop can width

This is my 7 ft ceiling height set up. Exciting news as my Seymour 120" retractable AT screen may be ready to pick up later this week. For reference, it will span to the outside edges of my speakers. Kind of a narrow room but it's cozy and you will really get that "right there" feeling. Viewing distance is 13 ft and throw distance is 16 feet.

New rack mounts for some equipment will be in tomorrow so I should have my equipment rack near complete as soon as I get a couple more custom Middle Atlantic shelves made for the PS4 and cable box.
I am sure you are going to be loving the new screen. I sit 12' from our 195" Seymour AV AT screen, and it is great!

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Re: Loking to Install projector in basement with 7 foot ceilings but Best Buy said not a good idea

wait, 195"? That is insanely large. Don't you have to physically move your head to view the whole thing? lol

Which screen material did you get? I got the UF as I believe the 40ES will be bright enough to light it up and I want the best black levels. Seems like everyone gets the XD
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wait, 195"? That is insanely large. Don't you have to physically move your head to view the whole thing? lol

Which screen material did you get? I got the UF as I believe the 40ES will be bright enough to light it up and I want the best black levels. Seems like everyone gets the XD
Nope...it is fully within your field of view. 15' wide. I am using the XD material.

This was taken with my smartphone while the SB was on...not paused.

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Re: Loking to Install projector in basement with 7 foot ceilings but Best Buy said not a good idea

The only problem with a projector involves something called offset (especially if there is no lens shift). When I ceiling mounted a projector (ceiling height 7'6") my old Infocus model had an offset where the projector lens had to be at least 12" above the top of the screen but I didn't have he room with my 106" screen. The result was the projected image wasn't a perfect rectangle and had to be adjusted. My new Sony 40ES projector has lens shift and so the offset issue didn't exist. Other than this offset issue with projectors that don't have lens shift you shouldn't have a real issue especially if you ceiling mount.

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