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post #1 of 5 Old 03-18-2012, 10:03 AM - Thread Starter
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I just purchased a 150" screen. I may change my order. I'm worried that the image quality won't be as good as, say, a 120" screen. Any help would be much appreciated.

Here are my specs:
  • epson 5010 projector
  • Seymour center stage fixed screen 16:9 (1.2 gain)
  • 3 front speakers will be behind screen
  • 19' 2" throw distance
  • 17" 6" seating distance
  • 8' floor to ceiling
  • 17' 2" wall
  • dedicated room with little to no light

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With little or no ambient light you will have a good picture in the best picture quality mode. As your bulb ages you will either have to use a brighter mode or replace the bulb early to maintain the same brightness and 'pop'.
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I run an epson 5010 on 153 inch 1.0 gain screen in a light controlled room with midnight blue/black walls and ceiling and dark carpet. Viewing distance is 15 feet 6 inches - one row of seating.

I run it in living room mode (on eco) because I like a brighter image and I think the color accuracy doesn't suffer nearly as much as dynamic mode.

It is plenty bright enough for me. If I need to replace the bulb at 800-1000 hours to keep a bright image, so be it.
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In living room mode you will be fine for longer than 1000 hours and definitely more than 2500 hours when you switch to normal mode.
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In living room mode you will be fine for longer than 1000 hours and definitely more than 2500 hours when you switch to normal mode.

Thanks. I will probably always keep it on eco because I am unreasonably bothered by fan noise. Standard is not all that objectionable, but I notice it all the time, vs almost never on eco.
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