Whats up people?
We just started carrying Epson projectors. I was totally against this move at first as we already have killer projectors in Anthem , Mitsubishi , Sony and JVC.I thought "why the hell do we need another line?". Well the rep came in and trained us on the line , I was blown away by the quality vs price performance. The Pro 9700 retails for 3199.99 and it smokes it's price to performance ratio. It looks like a 8 to 10k quality projector.
A few things I don't like about it is it's manual lens shifting. We do put projectors in boxes and such and this makes it very difficult to dial in. They also don't come with Discrete power commands which is totally annoying for doing control. I built a work around but I'm not in. They do however have RS232c control which will give me discrete. next install I'm running RS232c.
I did a very nice theater in a basement 120 inch matte white 1 gain screen , Mythos STS ,9 center , XTR20 rears and surround back with a killer Supercube I for a 3rd sub in the room. Here is a few pic's of this job. Gear lives in a closet which is a Pioneer ELite SC-35 , Pioneer Elite BDP 31 , APC Power , HD cable , Control 4 for control , Apple TV new streamer , Audioquest all lives in a Mid Atlantic rack.
The room isn't painted as we had to cut some work holes and so did the plumbers , they where working on the bathroom that lives behind , you will see a huge work hole cut out in the back wall. Room is going to be painted dark brown of some sorts on the ceiling and screen wall and a slightly lighter brown on the walls with non reflective paint.