Thanks Mike, I gotta say I love your room! I posted on avs under htm450mb there the same time I posted here but no reply.This is all kinda new to me I was really loving sacd ,phono and just now starting to embrace HT. I was looking at the Ruby and then the Pearl and I figured if I could get a 720p projector under a 1000, the only thing I would be missing was blueray. I have a 1080p sharp aqous 42 lcd in my den that I could watch hddvd and blueray with. I watch the news in the morning on it and my kids love it for games.
I didnt think about scaling, and mistakenley figured it would be years before I could get the full use out of 1080p. I use a pioneer elite 620pro in the bedroom setup as ht with denon receiver and had been where most of my viewing was done and I would listen ,in the listening room in the basement. Well this summer I ripped all the walls and ceiling out and I built the dedicated HT room. I was a little aprehensive about going all out for fear I would not want leave the comfort of my bed, but the 114 screen and incredible sound have been drawing in more and more . Much more than I would go down to listen. I am begining to wonder if I made a mistake and should have bought a projector that a least cost half what my centerchannel did.
Kennyt the d2, and mc 8 are at the top of my list ,they are beatiful ,but I am having a hard time justifing the cost because I just got a new vtl5.5 preamp and I bought a mint macintosh mr78 tuner . It is tempting to blow them out and just get a d2 or mc8 but my only concern is that I love the two channel sound I get now ,I have spent alot of time and money acheiving it and I question if any tubeless equipment(without a second mortgage) is going to give me that level of two channel performance. I am seriously considering going with crytalio and getting a used ssp and see how that looks on the hd70 and if i cant live with it upgrade.Whats the best deal on one? Thanks Craig