replacing 5 year old Optoma HD8000 need some direction

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  1. Jim Mcc

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    Is it just me, or is no progress being made in this thread? The old projector doesn't matter anymore. What screen size do you want NOW?
     
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    you are right.. I'm not set on getting a new screen but the one I have is this size because its the largest I could use with my projector.. height is no issue for me but I can only go about another 8-10" wider without having to move my left and right speakers, If I was going to move the speakers I'd want a screen big enough to cover the holes.. but that's not my main goal right now, I want to get a new projector and put my 42" TV back in my bedroom haha
     
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    Or you could get an AT screen...then you wouldn't need to move anything...
     
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    AT?
     
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    Acoustically Transparent The screen type of choice for those that want maximum deference to the audio side, without giving up picture.
     
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    ahh ok that makes sense.. but since there was a bedroom on the other side of the wall I went with hanging surface speakers not in wall speakers so I'd have to move them.. not a big deal just pull wire up in attic and move it over a stud or two.. I really want to get moving on this.. I had no idea it would be this hard!
     
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    The main advantage to AT screens is for those individuals that do two displays. You could buy a plasma in a 65" to have to watch the news, then bring down an AT screen leaving the speakers...and everything else, behind the screen.
     
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    gotcha.. really the only reason I'd buy another screen is if I get mine fixed for a reasonable amount of money I might re-locate it somewhere else in the house and use the screen over then put a new screen with new projector.. I just want to replace mine for now. I want something brighter than my optoma and I was happy with everything else so whatever I gain from the old one is really just a bonus!
     
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    I recommend 2 projectors for you, both with lens shift. Both are about the same price. Panasonic AR100U - I give this the edge because it's brighter. Will give you 30 foot lamberts with a 84" diagonal screen, 12.5 throw distance. Epson 8350 - Will give you 25 foot lamberts with same screen size and throw.
     
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    It is never a good idea to have anything that is reflective (ie a plasma) behind an AT screen. All objects behind a AT screen should be non reflective and flat black.
     
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    Doesn't matter with CineWeave or ClearPix. Besides...not heard of black backing?
     

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