1. goldtoes68

    2023 Projector Central / Laser TV Showdown Results Are In! We've Crowned The Best UST Projector

    The results are in!, the world's leading online retailer of projectors and screens teamed up with Projector Central to host the 2023 Laser TV Showdown. At last week's ultra short throw projector contest we assembled the largest collection of ultra short throw projectors...
  2. L

    Help: choosing speakers and your opinion on my other choices

    Hello all, I am new here so I apologize if I am doing anything wrong. I am in the planning phase of my Home Theater setup with projector and would like to hear your opinion on the choices I have made so far and get some help filling the gap for the missing items, I have not bought anything...
  3. R

    HT-A9 Speakers and STR-DH790 Receiver setup

    Hello everyone, I have been setting up a new projector theater system in my basement. I am using Sony's HT-A9 speaker system. The only problem is that the HT-A9 only has one HDMI input port. I have several devices that I plan on using so I bought an STR-DH790 receiver to manage the various...
  4. P

    $7K Projector Budget

    I'm researching projectors leaning more towards Laser, 4K models. Nothing is in stone. My HTRoom is 16'6" from the projector lens to the Display wall and the Display screen will be 107" wide. Which models would you be considering? One model that I like is the VPL-XW5000ES. I'm no expert and...
  5. DaveF

    Sony VPL-HW40ES, 6 pair 3D glasses, Chief ceiling mount, 300 hrs lamp, $600 local pickup

    Sony VPL-HW40ES Six (6) pairs of 3D glasses with five (5) USB charging cables Chief Projector Mount Universal Interface Brackets SLBU_SLMU-I Chief Projector Mount RPA Elite Series mount 1.5" NPT mount pipe (2" length excluding threaded portion) Lamp replaced July of this year, currently has...
  6. Wookie Groomer

    How I blackened my home theater with velvet, evolving from common mancave into a batcave!

    The latest video showcasing my mindset on what I originally wanted to do with my home theater plans vs what I had to do to honor the film-makers vision using triple black velvet!
  7. neuropathy

    Which would you choose? Optoma HD28, Epson 3800 or Epson 4010?

    I'm wondering if there will be an appreciable difference between these projectors: Optoma Technology HD28HDR Full HD DLP Projector - $700 Epson Home Cinema 3800 HDR Pixel-Shift 4K UHD 3LCD Home Theater Projector - $1600 Epson Home Cinema 4010 Pixel-Shifted UHD 3LCD Home Theater Projector -...
  8. M

    Bought a home with pre-wired basement - still too dumb to know how to hook everything up

    As the subject suggests, I felt blessed that I was able to move into a house with a prewired home theater system. I thought I would easily figure how to connect everything, but it turns out what I am missing is the basic intelligence necessary to figure out what I am missing! What I need is...
  9. C

    Help me pick a UST projector?

    Long story longer, I just installed a lovely wood burning fireplace on the wall where my TV used to hang. I can hang my TV on the new chimney chase... and block the lovely masonry work I'm doing and potentially soak the TV full of heat from the fireplace, but I have decided to go projection...
  10. G

    Need help choosing new replacement projector with 92 inch screen and projector mount 11 feet from screen

    I really need help. Twelve years ago I set up my living room with a 92 inch (diagonal) Stewart motorized drop down screen and a Sony VPL AW 10 projector. The projector and screen were professionally installed and the projector was ceiling mounted about 11 feet from the screen. Today, i...
  11. Robert_Zohn

    LG and VE announce the HU810PW/AU810PB Dual Laser 4K Projector

    LG's new HU810PW laser projector features 3 HDMI inputs, one is HDMI 2.1 and two HDMI 2.0b. The HU810PW is equipped with a direct dual laser light source that eliminates the need for the less desirable RGB spinning wheel while delivering better color fidelity and color saturation. The long...
  12. Type A

    Binoculars for focusing a manual focus projector?

    Recommendations for binoculars that will work well for a 18' projector throw? My older Sony projector has some focus drift and doesnt have powered focus so I find myself fine tuning the focus more often and binoculars would help alot.
  13. ProjectionHead

    Optoma Releases New CinemaX P2 UST 4K Laser Projector - 9/1/20

    It's official, Optoma has just announced the release of their new 4K UST Laser Projector, the CinemaX P2. This new unit boasts a 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrsat ratio (compared to the 1,500,000 rating of the P1) and a 6 segment color wheel (compared to the 8 segment color wheel of the P1). By...
  14. S

    Noob asks Questions? $5,000 4k Short throw Projector.

    Hi everyone I am new to hometheater and want to join in! These are a few questions I have and any answers are greatly appreciated. PROJECTOR: BETWEEN BOTTOM 4 - I have full control over lighting where it will be used Do all projectors have the ability for 3D? (the LG HU85LA in particular) Do...
  15. P

    Projector upgrade

    Hello , So I’m looking to upgrade my Panasonic ae4000 projector. This projector was great. Movies were great, video games in it great, Need something similar but with the 2020 upgrades and some. But dont want to break the bank. Possibly no more than 4K. Any help. Thanks.
  16. Mark Nguyen

    4K projector recommendation

    Hello fellow AV’er, I’m in the market for a new 4K projector and came here for your personal/expert advice on what you would recommend. If you have recently gone thru the same thing and decided to go with XYZ brand/model I’d like to hear your advice. Thanks in advance. Note: It’s dedicated...
  17. S

    Would a 4K projector be a noticeable upgrade?

    Hello, was hoping to get some insight into a possible upgrade. My current setup: I have a dedicated, 100% light controlled room that is 16x24 with the hardware rack and server rack in a media equipment closet off of that room. My current projector is an Epson 5030ub which is mounted on the...
  18. Robert Francis

    Outdoor Projector

    Does anyone have an idea about how far an outdoor projector can be from the screen (probably a sheet) and still produce a decent picture (at night)? I have room for a 7" (h) x 13' (w) screen but the projector would need to be placed 27 feet away (across the pool). The projectors I've seen seem...
  19. 59svj

    Projector suggestions under $1200. Shelf??

    Looking for suggestions for a mid size small room. I only use it for streaming not games. Movies, Sports, ect... Also, looking for Shelf suggestions to put on rear wall. No ceiling mount Thank you! 59
  20. G

    Projector upgrade

    Looking to upgrade my Epson 9700 to 4K. Considering the Epson 6050 or Sony vw295. Thoughts or any suggestions that would be better for under $5k?
  21. Steve_Smith

    Apartment projector screen

    Short story - I had a LG 55' 3DTV (passive glasses) which died last year (taking about 90 3D Blu ray titles with it), but after talking with someone I know I got the urge to try one more time before prices go even higher, and to be real honest I missed watching those 3D films. :) I've never...
  22. GregoryP

    In the market for a 4k projector

    Hi! I'm setting up a proper Home Theater room and looking to replace my current HD projector and go 4k. In a perfect world, I'd get something that supported all of the HDR formats, but I don't think such a thing exists. I don't even see a lot that support Dolby Vision. My budget is...
  23. PMBen

    Issue with projector JVC RS35

    Hello everyone! I have a JVC RS35 projector, and I'm very happy with it so far. My only complaint is that sometimes, when a single shot includes very bright areas next to very dark ones, the light from the bright areas seems to affect the darker areas, making them look slightly washed out. It...
  24. W

    New Home Theatre Set-up - Projector issue

    Hi Guys, Building my first Home Theatre and struck a little issue....purchased a Epson TW5300 projector for a ceiling mount and the throw to a screen of 2550mm wide in 16:9 is only about 3.7m. The room is 5m long and with screen I wanted a throw distance of about 4.7m. Setup noggins at the...
  25. lipets

    Buying projector & screen

    I have a optima HD25E, for last 6 years works good Now doing new home, want a 10' wide ceiling drop screen, lots to pick from the room is 14' wide and 28' long | Ceiling height is 10' Screen Sugestions? I know the HD25 had set focal length if about 15' due to room depth Now with this long...
  26. John Dirk

    SVS/Axiom Speakers And Panasonic Projector

    Hello HTF members - I have the below items available. All speakers are black ash and in excellent condition. One of the Prime Tower grills has a crack in the plastic but still perfectly fits the speaker. Panasonic projector will include an extra bulb however both do have significant hours...
  27. O

    What projector should i get?

    Hello! I'm looking for a new projector, I currently have a Liesegang dv 245 so it's around 15 years old and it works great but the fan is very loud and the picture quality is not the greatest so I think it is time to upgrade to something greater. I have a small dark room that i use it in with a...
  28. MikeSme

    help choosing NEC NP-PA500 or Epson Cinema 550 projector?

    Epson Cinema 550: $175 1400 lumen 3000:1 contrast or- NEC NP-PA500x: $350 5000 lumen 2000:1 contrast in the process of wiring the ceiling, (9' height) I can hang them at any distance back from the screen. it's a "110 electric DRAPER Cinescreen. Thanks.
  29. B

    Delay in signal loading on new projector?

    I recently bought a Epson Home Cinema 4010 3LCD Home Theatre Projector for my home theater. It's mounted on the ceiling and connected to an Onkyo TX-SR607 A/V unit via BlueRigger in-Wall High Speed HDMI Cable - 35 Feet (10 M) - CL3 Rated - Supports 4K@30Hz, Ultra HD, 3D, 1080p, Ethernet and...
  30. Bryan^H

    Vava 4K UST Laser projector

    Well it is official, the 3D update is finally coming (about 1:35 into the video) And I love what the company says about the possibility of making the white unit black with a cover solution. They are taking all the right steps for customer satisfaction. From price point, to continued updating...