I'm a happy silver fire user (just saw the silver fire roll call thread, will post in there in a minute
), but I'm about to rebuild screen, change projector, etc.etc.etc. - and this whole multiple hue thing is new to me (or I didn't know about it last time, anyway, new or not!
), so I want to be sure I'm approaching this properly
I've got a converted attic with complete light control. When the lights are out here, there is simply NO light at all.
Though I'm capable of controlling the light here, that's often not how it's used. The family wants to hang out, and often there's a little bit of light around. The walls and ceiling will all soon be a middle grey -http://www.homedepot.com/buy/paint/p...243-79917.html
The lighting is all directional, though not perfectly so (the ceiling is shallow, so no recessed, but I've got fixtures with 3 rotatable spotlight pods all pointed away from the screen).
Right now I'm using an Optoma HD66 is eco mode in this room - the colors are configured as per one of the early reviews, and in that review it measured about 570 lumens in that color config in eco mode. The screen is 74" diagonal now, using a silver fire mix from (I think) late 2009. Right now the lamp has about 3500 hours on it. I'd characterize the 3d brightness as somewhat low, and the 2d brightness as "pretty good".
I'm upgrading to an Epson 3010. Ratings are fine and dandy, but real-world output is another ... It's hard to say what the "calibrated" brightness will be on it, but based on early tests of other units in the lineup, 700-800 is a good guess. I will want to run in low-light mode, since the perch is extremely close to seating positions. That should put it about 25% brighter than my current projector.... BUT I'm also going to be projectiong a larger image (98" diagonal vs. 74" diag). And I do watch a lot of 3d material (mostly games, but movies as well.
Anyway, based on all that I'm guessing silver fire 3.0 would probably fit this situation. What do you think? Am I on the right track?