That is a great mini-review, Josh! Thanks!
Thanks Dave! I really appreciate the kind words. I'm thinking of starting a thread over in the Members Theaters projects area to keep updating as I use it and watch more things on it. It's been a lot of fun, and I'm glad it's been enjoyable to read. I'd like to post some pictures of everything too, but my girlfriend would prefer I hold off on pictures until the rest of the apartment is set up... right now I'd have to angle to camera just right to get all of the toys without any of the clutter.
I think most 3D films gain something extra when moving from a tv to a projector, size helps 3D.
Agreed. I don't know where I read it (maybe a forum post here?) that suggested that to get the same "experience" of watching 2D or 3D, that you'd need a 70" screen in 3D to have the image seem the same size as a 2D image is on a 50" screen. That probably isn't too scientific, but it's probably not too far off either. When I would watch 3D movies on my 50" TV, I'd sit a lot closer than I would for 2D. Right now, the 3D seems perfect on the new 106" screen, but the 2D seems almost slightly too big. But we're planning on moving the couch back a foot or two when we finish unpacking the rest of the living room, so I think that'll work itself out.
I was also impressed at how wide the viewing angle was for 3D with this Epson on that screen. I was able to stand basically to the exact side of the screen and look at it, and it still had quality 3D. Wasn't a comfortable position to watch from in 2D or 3D, but the point was, it worked.. on my LG plasma TV (also with active glasses), if you got too far to one side, the image would start to fall apart. We're talking ridiculously to the side where no one would want to sit like that anyway, but still, it's nice to have a seemingly wider viewing area. I noticed that was equally true with 2D content on the Epson, if not more so. Stepping out in the hallway, from 20 or 30 feet away, it still looked brilliant. And I could get really close, I basically had to stand close enough for my nose to touch the screen before pixels were visible.
If you guys couldn't tell, I'm ridiculously happy with this purchase