I have a dedicated home theater that is approx. 13.5' x 18.5'. The walls are painted a dark burgandy, there is a lighter colored "octagonal" soffet (tray ceiling) that frames a higher level white drop ceiling. I am replacing the flat white ceiling tiles with dimensional dark maroon tiles that will give a coffered ceiling look and the grids will be painted a matching color. Recessed lights are in the soffet surrounding room. The lights are controlled in 2 zones (front and rear) on dimmers which gives me good light control from front to back. I have windows in the adjacent rooms that will recieve window treatments so that I can black them out during day time viewing. I have 102" white matte screen (not sure of the gain) that is slightly recessed within sort of a bay window area (no window), with a cherry wood "window seat" with panels that hides the center channel (the whole thing actually works pretty well to create a stage for the screen). I have a single row of 5 seats approx. 12' from the screen (and a LovSac bean bag that everyone fights over). What I'm not changing right now is the lighter colored carpet and lighter colored seating. My install should be scheduled sometime next week (JVCRS45U/RX-A1010/SonyBDPS580/HDCable/RC remote). Can't wait.
Not having auditioned any equipment I was hopeful but not sure what to expect but I have to say my expectations have been exceeded. The JVC RS-45 is nothing short of spactatular (in 2D haven't tried 3D). The Combination of the great picture and sound from the Yamaha RX-1010 with my old Snell speakers really completes the picture. I am still using an old pull down screen 98" wide and I am still waiting on window treatments. I highly recommend this projector at it's price point.