Anyone using a 132" wide 2.35 screen with the 600? I'm going to have a 11' wide screen (almost certainly Studiotek 130 perfed), and am wondering if the 600 is going to be bright enough using zoom mode vs. an anamorphic lens. One note, I will be near the end of the throw limit, as the lens will be about 22' from the screen (soon to be newly constructed Erskine designed/built HT).
One of the ways to help talk myself into the 600 is not having the need for the anamorphic lens (saving $4-10k depending on make, model, sled, etc), but at least based on the calculator at projector central, it's showing I would be down to about 10 fl using the zoom method on a 1.2 gain screen (left calculator set to 16:9 and changed the width to 132", which is what would happen if I used zoom to fill 2.35 screen). It is showing that it would be 15fl when I'm masked down to 1.78 (115" diagonal). 15fl is fine, 10fl seems a bit weak (even though for years I was using an IN76 in moderately light controlled living room and when I finally got a light meter, I think I was down around 8fl with a new bulb and it always seemed "bright" when new).
I know that calculator doesn't always get it right, so I'm curious if anyone else is using a similar size screen/throw distance while using zoom vs. anamorphic.
My other options are to go with an anamorphic lens and remove it when playing any native 4k content.
Or, possibly get a cheaper projector (Epson 6030 or similar) with an anamorphic lens as a placeholder for a few years until the 4k market settles out.