I bought the 8100 from TD with BCB for about $1250
I opened the box and nearly fainted at the size of this 8100
No way, i could sneak it into the house, swap the older (much smaller) projector for this and act as if nothing has changed with my better half.. so now I have some convincing to do which could be a problem..
I will not get permission (from wife) to mount this on the roof of either my living room or bedroom.. no way..
I am left with placing this on the dresser (if watching in the bedroom) or the kitchen island (if watching in the living room).. If I place the unit on the kitchen island the distance to the wall above the fireplace where i plan to mount the screen, is a bit far.. causing the screen to be about 88 inches in length.. diag distance would be a lot more..
couple of questions/concerns:
if the image is stretched to that extent.. 135inches in diag.. will the image still be acceptable to view?
Is there any way I could keep the image within 100 inches in diag.. i am not able to change the distance from projector to the screen because that distance is fixed.. island to fireplace
How do these images appear in day light with the blinds turned down? I know in darkness these would look good but I am unsure about the quality of the image in ambient transluscent daylight
I bought a da-lite screen on ebay for about $120.. it is about 134inches in diag.. 96" in length.. plan to mount this over fireplace and remove it when not in use.. (wife will never allow this to be a permanent fixture).. I hope this works.