muzz - I jumped on the w5000 deal as well. That was a great price for a 1080p pj. It ships in about a week. :T
You can sit closer to a Panny then a typical PJ because of the smooth screen technology. You can still get pixelization in the image, but you won't see the screen door.My primary viewing chairs are 15 ft back from 110" screen. There is a couch where the 1st person sitting would be 8 ft away from the screen and they have never complained about pixels or uncomfortable viewing.
My projector is the Panny AX200U and it gets two thumbs up from me. I went with the Panny and the Black Widow screen because I like a bit of light in the room so I'm not tripping over my friends while watching sports. Watching movies is a whole other beast. With all the dark scenes. It's always best not to have any lights on.
Good luck on picking a projector.
It rocks! Bulb had one hour on it and the image quality compared to my Mitsubishi HC3000U seemed like night and day. When I get some time, I plan on doing a full calibration and writing up a review on it.Let me know what ya think mech, it sure looks like a great deal.
It won't work here, or else I probably would have gotten one........I'm looking at the Pioneer FPJ1, because right now they can be had for <3k brand new due to clearing out stock.....I REALLY don't want to spend 3K though, even if it is a JVC RS2 clone(>5K STILL- PIO sells them for 8K).
I'm actually looking used right now, as I don't want to spend >2K
Home theater is pathetic.........:hissyfit:
Like I said above, it will not work here because of the zoom......:hissyfit:It rocks! Bulb had one hour on it and the image quality compared to my Mitsubishi HC3000U seemed like night and day. When I get some time, I plan on doing a full calibration and writing up a review on it.
$1400 was a lot less than the $2K+ I paid for the mitsu. Jump on it if you can!!