Originally Posted by Chris Robinson 2
Is there a short throw PJ that could achieve similar results on a 120" screen? My room is similar to the one in the thread--light walls, non-dedicated space, shiny floors (although I can put a rug down). I think I want 1080p, although after seeing your screen shots I'm not sure I need it.
1080p w/good contrast would be preferred. In the example shown in this Thread, I had to absolutely minimize Throw distance, and at the time, a 1280x800 PJ was the only thing available that fit those requirements.
I mitigated the lessor performance characteristics by also installing a Darbee 5000, and of course I was sending a 1080p signal which the PJ accepted and scaled to it's resolution.
The Optoma GT1080 (1080p) can do 120" diagonal @ 4'-4" with a 9" Image Offset (Lens is 9" above the top edge of the screen)
The BenQ HT2150ST is a less adaptable choice.
1080p 120" diagonal @ 6'- 2" -but- the Lens must be just 1" above the Top of the Screen. Pooh.
The Viewsonic PDJ5553 is a 1280x800 Short Throw
120" diagonal 16:9 @ 4'-3" w/ 7" Image Offset
Crazy Long Lamp Life for a 3200 Lumen beamer
5000 hrs on Full Lamp - 10,000 hrs on Econo.
Probably a "best choice" if the primary use will be TV watching. And it's inexpensive...so get a Darbee 5000!
If you want a 1080p "Short-Short" Throw, things become more difficult to find, and more expensive. Optoma has a 1080p GT5500 UST that is an excellent PJ, but it comes with a 100" screen limitation.
Thank you for all of the knowledge you've shared. I've been pouring over your posts the last few days and they've made the idea of painting my own screen much less intimidating.
That is the idea. While I've been doing it for quite some time and repetition does count for something , my own experience combined with the latest Electric HVLP guns and current Paint Mixes have gone on to show that it's "Cave Man" easy to do.