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I have an elite screen and its great. I went with a sable fixed frame. Obviously because I have a dedicated room. I bet any of those would be more than enough. I got mine off amazon when it went on sale, look out for those.

Well, I think that Elite Sreen 120" is just right for me, and I think I'll get it. I just ran into some economic issues that I have to sort out before contemplating buying the projector smile.gif
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I have another question for you, oh Genius Of Projectors:

What is your opinion on mounting the TV on the wall, then mount the projector screen above the TV, and then roll out the screen for when I want to watch movies, and then use the TV for television?

I can see that the projector eats a lot more power than my current TV, and that's not good.

But what do you think? Is it plausible?
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I have another question for you, oh Genius Of Projectors:

What is your opinion on mounting the TV on the wall, then mount the projector screen above the TV, and then roll out the screen for when I want to watch movies, and then use the TV for television?

I can see that the projector eats a lot more power than my current TV, and that's not good.

But what do you think? Is it plausible?

I was going to go this route when i was buying my projector (Epson 8350) but after reading about the bottom of the screen curling from being folded all the time i decided against it. How often does this happen i'm not really sure but there are a few reports of it over on avsfourms.

figured i would post my setup as well

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I was going to go this route when i was buying my projector (Epson 8350) but after reading about the bottom of the screen curling from being folded all the time i decided against it. How often does this happen i'm not really sure but there are a few reports of it over on avsfourms.

figured i would post my setup as well


Wow! That looks very clean! I love that!

Yeah, well, I gotta think about a lot of different aspects, like, my girlfriend hates the idea, and loves the TV, but I want a projector for movies, and I've wanted it for years now. So a fold up screen is probably my best bet, and if you're easy on it, and buy a reputable brand, then the problem might not be so severe. Or am I totally stupid for thinking that?
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Wow! That looks very clean! I love that!

Yeah, well, I gotta think about a lot of different aspects, like, my girlfriend hates the idea, and loves the TV, but I want a projector for movies, and I've wanted it for years now. So a fold up screen is probably my best bet, and if you're easy on it, and buy a reputable brand, then the problem might not be so severe. Or am I totally stupid for thinking that?

there shouldnt be too much concern. I tried finding the thread that there was issues with, but i'm not able to locate it atm. I almost bet once you get the projector installed you will win the gf over once shes used to watching hd content on 100+ "
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there shouldnt be too much concern. I tried finding the thread that there was issues with, but i'm not able to locate it atm. I almost bet once you get the projector installed you will win the gf over once shes used to watching hd content on 100+ "

Haha! Both my girlfriend and I are very stubborn, so she'd probably be watching movies on the projector in secrecy! biggrin.gif

Anyway, I think that's the way I'm gonna do it. Gonna take some handy work, and a litle bit more money than first thought, but it's gonna be great! Later, when we move to a different house/apartment, I'm gonna make a dedicated theater room smile.gif

Oh, and is it me being stupid, or can you just not get a surround receiver with 2x HDMI 1.4 out ports? They slap a helluva lot of HDMI in ports, but only one out. That's annoying!
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Haha! Both my girlfriend and I are very stubborn, so she'd probably be watching movies on the projector in secrecy! biggrin.gif

Anyway, I think that's the way I'm gonna do it. Gonna take some handy work, and a litle bit more money than first thought, but it's gonna be great! Later, when we move to a different house/apartment, I'm gonna make a dedicated theater room smile.gif

Oh, and is it me being stupid, or can you just not get a surround receiver with 2x HDMI 1.4 out ports? They slap a helluva lot of HDMI in ports, but only one out. That's annoying!

the only receivers i know of that have 2 hdmi outs are on the high end models such as the Dennon AVR-3311CL, Pioneer VSX-33 and SC-35 but they charge a premium for the higher end models.

you could add in an hdmi switcher from your receiver then have one go to the tv and to the projector then just switch the input when your going to watch movies.
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the only receivers i know of that have 2 hdmi outs are on the high end models such as the Dennon AVR-3311CL, Pioneer VSX-33 and SC-35 but they charge a premium for the higher end models.

you could add in an hdmi switcher from your receiver then have one go to the tv and to the projector then just switch the input when your going to watch movies.

Yeah, I thought so... Kind of lame they charge so much more for two out ports. Is that somehow harder to make than in ports?

I might buy an HDMI switch, but they're pretty expensive too. Gonna need a long high end HDMI 1.4 cable though. I thought about this one:

http://www.av-cables.dk/hdmi-kabler/hometheater-1-4-standard-speed-hdmi-kabel-10-m.html

Yes, I know it's in Danish, but I can't seem to find the company anywhere... Projector screens are damn expensive!
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yea everything adds up fast i spent about 2k (11.5k dkk) on mine i had to buy a new entertainment center plus cables projector, projector mount and screen it all starts to add up
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I was going to go this route when i was buying my projector (Epson 8350) but after reading about the bottom of the screen curling from being folded all the time i decided against it. How often does this happen i'm not really sure but there are a few reports of it over on avsfourms.

figured i would post my setup as well


Nice setup. Looks like you have a sable frame screen as well. I'm enjoying mine a bunch. Plus you have an 8350 which is the same as my 6100 just with a more refined dynamic iris. I don't use my dynamic iris unless I'm watching movies. I leave it off for everything else.

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Originally Posted by WhitePrQjser View Post

I have another question for you, oh Genius Of Projectors:

What is your opinion on mounting the TV on the wall, then mount the projector screen above the TV, and then roll out the screen for when I want to watch movies, and then use the TV for television?

I can see that the projector eats a lot more power than my current TV, and that's not good.

But what do you think? Is it plausible?

I've heard that's a pretty popular setup.

As far as HDMI out, try something like this.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10110&cs_id=1011001&p_id=8150&seq=1&format=2

It's $11 in the US, so an HDMI switch isnt expensive.
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i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz 24/7 MSI P67 GD55 Gigabyte GTX 1070 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB, 3TB HDD, 1TB HDD Samsung DVD-RW SATA Windows 10 64bit Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell S2716DG 1440P 144hz Gsync TN Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz Epson Pro Cinema 9500UB 1080p Projector (110") Razer Black Widow Ultimate BF3 Edition (orange) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 Corsair 400R Steelseries Rival Steelseries QCK+ 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar DG Astro A40 V Moda Crossfade LP Logitech Z5300 
Audio
Denon 1909 + 7.1 infinity surround 
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A6 3420 HD 6520G 8GB 500GB 5400RPM 
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