The difference between the two is the fabric width (63 vs 98")... the sheerweave 4500 is also available last time I checked for $15 in the 98" width. the xd has a finer weave that is not noticable at reasonable viewing ditsances (~8ft or more). I think all of them will need to be rotated with the IN82, at least that is my experience with the X10. The 15 degrees is a guideline, and the only way to know for sure is to test it with a sample as set up in your viewing environment... I've noticed that if I get close enough, I can detect moire at any angle, but who watches a 100" screen at 1ft away! Chris recently replied to one of my questions stating that they basically go with the most tilt that can fit on the fabric width up to 20 degrees which has been enough for any projector they've tried. There are other benefits to tilting the fabric it seems (the picture just looks a little better). I have a spreadsheet that calculates how many feet of fabric you need at different tilt angles, and fabric width options... inputs are aspect ratio, screen height and edge excess (for stapling or piping), and the outputs are the diagonal viewable screen size and the lineal feet of the different fabric widths that will work (63" only works for small tilt angles and/or small screens).Seymourav has two versions of their screen. One mentions rotation of 15º to eliminate moire. One is $12.95/linear foot, the rotated one is $19.95 lin ft.
I used the form on their site and requested the free sample.
Nice deal... I got the X10 new for $950 all-in after rebates I 'collected' my speakers (older polk 4 rt16s, CS350, 2 LS-fx) off craigslist at various points in time at an average cost of $75 per speaker. bought a refurb HK receiver for $200 (with 3yr factory warranty) and a pio BD player for $275. My screen right now is a 100" do-able panel ($14 at home depot), $2k was my target as well, but that included all the AV equipment as well. I've been with this for a while now, so I'm itching to start tinkering. Can't decide to go down the constant image height path, the AT screen path, the ceiling-retractable path or some combination... the best of all would be a ceiling retracting AT screen (and projector with anamorphic lens) and some compact DIY speakers that my wife won't object too strongly to. Sadly, with two little ones, the constraints are the problem... not enough money to pay someone to do it for me, and not enough time to do it myself!I got the IN82 for $1425. It was an open box with 76 hours on it. Hopefully I can finish the whole setup for under $2K including projector. With these DIY materials and some from Home Depot, I should finish well under that.
Any way to integrate subwoofers into those columns? might as well put them to good use Also, here is a good place for some nice frame velvet: http://www.syfabrics.com/View.aspx/Plush-Triple-Velvet/Black-Plush-Velvet/681/264A couple of years ago, I bought another driver to comprise a center channel speaker, so that cabinet needs building, but the rest of the audio is all set. The screen height and size should be perfect.
The tricky part is I have support columns in the way, but the way I built the house, they are probably both not needed and I can beef up one and remove the other, leaving a 12' throw from projector to screen, with 4' behind the screen for the array of speakers.
A trip to Joann's for sheer drapes for the sides, perhaps dark burgundy, and some black velvet for masking and I'll be all set. Just have to build a false wall for the screen support and curtain support. Speakers will be completely hidden, at last.
FP is great... I think I would be happy with any of the current crop of HD projectors... even when displaying good SD material, the sheer 'wow' of the image size beats the best flat panels out there. Had a friend over that has a very nice pio elite 50" plasma and he was very impressed with even the 80" image I can fit on screen in my living room... later that night we watched an HD baseball game in the back yard at 120" (both of our jaws dropped... just long enough to pour more beer in . If light is controlled, blacks are decent on the X10, but nothing spectacular. Certainly not enough to make me regret getting the X10, but not up to the plasma blacks. As I said though, the immersion you get from getting a wide field of view makes up for any loss of blacks/contrast many times over.How do you like your InFocus projector?
I bought mine solely on reviews showing better shadow detail than the HC6500 that my friend has. I thought his picture was near-perfect except the darkest shadows were crushed to black. The IN82 may improve on this a bit, and then I would feel that the picture is good enough to replace my LCD flatpanel.