Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Falmouth, Maine
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You have certainly given me some food for thought. I have been struggling with the idea of switching to 1.8 to 2.0 gain and going down to 100" diagonal or maybe a little less, and you have taken it a couple of steps further!
One limitation I have is that my ceiling mount does not permit a lot of forward movement. I am currently at approximately 138" out. I will check pjcalc, but I am assuming that I will run into limitations regarding how much smaller of a screen I can work with in terms of vertical height. I will have to calculate how much of a screen size reduction I can make while keeping the projector in the same position.
I am particularly interested in your statement that you get a brighter picture despite the drop in gain, because of the screen size and the positioning of your projector. Did you find that you had to increase any of the contrast/brightness settings on the projector, or did you keep them pretty much the same?
Finally, did you notice any issues with the smaller size in terms of how movie-like the image is? I have to admit that I like the size I have now, and I wonder whether it will seem less theater-like if I reduce the image size substantially.