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I'm deciding between either the Optoma HD25e or HD25-LV (they are the same except the LV has 400 more lumens)

I want to project a 150 inch screen. The room is 20ft long 15 ft wide. The light can be highly controlled (basement light brown walls)

The two screens I am deciding between are a 1.8 gain screen or a 1.1 gain elite screen. The prices are nearly the same so that isn't a factor.

I will mostly be doing gaming & movie watching. 3d doesn't matter (won't be used). I would also like to run the projector in eco mode to get the most hours out of the lamp.

 

If i get the HD25e and a 1.1 gain screen, I can get up to 23 fl. With a 1.8 screen I can get 38fl

If i get the HD25-LV and a 1.1 gain screen I can get up to 26 fl. With a 1.8 screen I can get 43fl

 

Which option do you think would work best?

With the 1.8 gain screen I'm worried about hotspotting.

Should I be worried about viewing angle as well?

The room is 185 inches wide and the screen will be 131 inches wide. That doesn't leave room to view the screen at an angle, or does it?

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HD25-LV and the 1.1 gain screen would be my personal choice given those options. No viewing angle or hotspotting issues, plenty of brightness for home theater,

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That's what I was leaning towards as well.

I was reading on this forum I believe about how a ceiling mount negates gain...

Is this accurate?

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That's what I was leaning towards as well.
I was reading on this forum I believe about how a ceiling mount negates gain...
Is this accurate?

Ceiling mount negates gain? I've never heard that, makes no sense.

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Ok, I wasn't really sure but that seemed to be the jist of what i was reading. thanks for your help. I think I'll go with the 1.1 gain hd25VL

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Ok, I wasn't really sure but that seemed to be the jist of what i was reading. thanks for your help. I think I'll go with the 1.1 gain hd25VL
i love my new high power 2.4 just like a huge 133'' plasma
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What company is it?

Don't you get a lot of hotspotting and have a tiny viewing angle?

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What company is it?
Don't you get a lot of hotspotting and have a tiny viewing angle?
no hot spotting great viewing angle screen made by da-lite:cool:
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What company is it?
Don't you get a lot of hotspotting and have a tiny viewing angle?
no hot spotting great viewing angle screen made by da-lite:cool:

On the Da-Lite site it says the viewing angle is 30 degrees for the "High Power" screen which has the 2.4 gain. cool.gif

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What company is it?
Don't you get a lot of hotspotting and have a tiny viewing angle?

pic suck from phone. looks much better in person. i have great vision and i cant see the brightness drop off that much. you would have to really
move off axis to see a little
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How much is the total lumens of the projector and how far from the screen will it be mounted?

 

My initial reaction is to go with the 1.1 gain Elite screen, especially in a room where you can control the light or it's not too bright.  You only really need high gain for lower lumen projectors, rooms with a lot of light and/or if the projector is really far away from the screen imo.  

 

Yes, you get a wider viewing angle on the lower gain because the light is diffused more.

 

BTW Elite provides excellent customer support, you might just want to call them and talk to a sales or tech rep, very knowledgeable and helpful

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That's what I was leaning towards as well.
I was reading on this forum I believe about how a ceiling mount negates gain...
Is this accurate?

Can you provide a link to what made you think this?


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