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post #1 of 3 Old 11-07-2012, 03:14 PM - Thread Starter
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I've been going back and forth with this decision for a while now, I'm sure many of you can relate lol

I am going to be purchasing a 144" BD Zero Edge 2.35 screen. I just had a question about what gain to go with on the screen.

The room is somewhat light controlled, at night it is a cave and during the day some light leaks in from rear (curtained) windows. The walls are dark brown, the ceiling is a white drop ceiling.

The projector is a new panasonic ae8000 and the throw distance is 17' 2". The output is plenty bright right now on a 100" 1.1 matte white screen but I don't know if it's bright enough to fill a 144" screen with a .8 gain or if I should go with the 1.4 gain.

What say you, AVSForum? I'm leaning towards the .8 gain for the black levels and contrast improvements but I've just never owned a screen this big and I do not know how it would affect the overall brightness from that throw distance.

Any advice is greatly appreciated... thanks!
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What is your viewing angle?

The .8 has the worse viewing angle of all 3 gains.

My Home Theater
Screen: DNP Supernova BLADE (08-85)
Projector: Espon 8350
Receiver: Yamaha RX-671
Speakers: DefTech 8060-ST
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well according to http://myhometheater.homestead.com/viewingdistancecalculator.html my 2nd row of seating, and main viewing spot, is 17ft away so it would be 34.2 and my front row is 12 ft away and would be 47.1 on a 144" 16:9 ... I'm sure those change a little for a 2.35 screen though

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