+1 thanks to Zombie and Mark for these results.
I have a finished room that is 11'11" x 22'5" x 9' . Theater not built yet. Plan to have possibly 120 or 125" wide 2.37 AR acoustic transparent screen CIH set up (most likely Seymour AV) with LCR speakers behind screen. Intended use 90%+ movies, 10% TV. Plan to use ISCO 4XL A-lens as well. I even might do console gaming but it's really not high on my wants list at all. 3D is also not high on my list as well. Main priority is quality 2D.
Given the Seymour gain is nowhere near the HP (I think 1.0), what is the RS-45 and W7000 lumens output I could expect for a 125" wide 2.37 1.0 gain screen taking into account bulb aging after 100 to 200 hrs?
I checked Projector central pro calculator and the results for 125", 2.37, 1.0 gain at 16'11",
but I think PJC results are not at D65 and new bulb?
I am coming from a Mits HC3000 720P DLP. Probably like most folks here, I would love to have deep blacks of LCOS & the sharpness of DLP but I also want a bright image (i think >12fL after initial bulb dimming). I probably put more priority on sharpness & brightness (i know I wont get the amazing star fields in star wars
) . So before this thread came about, i was pretty sure only DLP option such as BenQ would work best but zombie's lumens (new bulb) results and coderguy's comments on RS-45 sharpness have made me pause for a moment.