That's encouraging to hear, folks!
We've lived with a CRT fp for about 4 years, so we'd like to be able to sit as close as possible to a 1080 image from a future RS-1, while at the same time have a bright, punchy image that we will at least PERCEIVE to be uniform across the entire screen. Considering the tight "directionality" of this screen, reflected ambient light - particularly from the ceiling close to the screen - should be pretty much a non-issue.
This morning I actually measured the distance between our outside eyes as we sit in our typical viewing positions on the sofa. They are about 24" apart, not 36", so we're a bit better off than I had estimated in the drawing.
For HDTV nature and travel shows in particular, this proposed HT configuration should provide us with one very inexpensive "vacation" after the other. (WIHOUT EVER STEPPING FOOT IN AN AIRPORT!)
To anyone interested (particularly RS-1 owners),
Just for the heck of it, the next time you fire up your pj, would you be kind enough to briefly view your image from within one screen diagonal, and even closer, (and slightly to one side or the other of the center of the screen) and post at what viewing distance you begin to notice brightness uniformity, color uniformity, or "sparklie" issues, if any? Thanks.