I'm moving my JVC RS45 to a new, shorter room.
My throw distance will drop to 9' 9" and I plan on putting a CineVista anamorphic lens on.
I am aiming to have a 87" wide 2.35 ratio screen (37" high).
Since the CineVista widens the projected image by about 33% I only need to have the projector set up to throw a 66" wide image.
According to the Elite projector calculator
, the RS45 throws a 66" wide image from a throw distance of 9' 9" at a zoom of 1.72.
What concerns me is at that throw distance and zoom the brightness levels for the Minimum/Iris Closed scenario (this is a 2D film set up only and I run low lamp mode, fully closed iris for the great JVC D-ILA blacks) with a 1.0 gain screen the brightness measurements projected are too high (27.5 fL on a new lamp and estimated 20 fL after 500 hours).
If I dial down the screen gain to 0.7 those numbers are respectable (19.3 fL on a new lamp and 14 fL after 500 hours).
I'm planning on either buying, or making a new screen anyway. Based on what I see with the projector calculator looks like I should aim for about a 0.7 gain.....would people agree with this or is there something else I should be thinking about. For what its worth the room is a basement room with complete light control, although walls and ceiling are white and the screen wall is black velvet.