Originally Posted by multiblitz
Falk, that's interesting, especially as I live only 40 minutes away from you in Bruehl. I feel not bad about the living-room-mode as I said, I have to see what screen-goo will do for me as I had difficulties to find reasonable offers for a high-power in Germany in this size. Where did you get yours ?
The TW-600 is not bad, but to loud and screen-door is visiible to much for me. As well sharpness /resolution could be a bit better. The lumens numbers came from the measurements of Audio-Vision-magazine.
I don't know what screen size you are aiming for, but in case it's large, I wouldn't go for screen-goo. In fact I wouldn't go for anything other than a retroreflective screen, which automatically leads to High Power.
The reason you should not go for non-retroreflective high gain material with large screens is that you would get hot spotting, the more gain the more serious. Retroreflective is the perfect solution, provided you can arrange your setup in a way that you can sit "on axis" with the PJ.
The price is not so bad BTW. I paid $1,300 for a 3.66m x 2.60m (165" diagonal using 16:9 format sources) Electrol, i.e. with motor, including shipping to Germany. Add customs and value tax, let's say alltogether you pay $1,700. That's not cheap, but OTOH it's for a really large screen with all comfort.
If you have problems with screen door, I can recommend the IMX lens. You can get it used for app. $350.
If you have uncertainties with respect to such a setup, then you are invited to come to my place and look at it. It's not 40 minutes from Bruehl, if you follow the law, but sure not more than an hour