Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: South Western Connecticut
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I've got a question on projector brightness. I'm going to be finishing off a new section of my basement, and (hopefully) putting in a projector. Its a small space, and based on the calculations I've found online I can get about an 84" picture. I was looking at the Optoma HD23, but at the distance I will place it the brightness coming off the screen is said to be about 53fl.
Considering that the typical movie theater comes in around 16fl (I believe I've read), will I be blowing out the picture? I know that the projector has an economy mode (Standard mode I believe it's called), but I can't seem to find the actual brightness difference this mode creates.
Would it be better to get a projector with a lower light output, live with it and look into an ND2 filter, or should I be ok?
I've never owned a projector, and I don't know anyone else that has one so I have nothing to compare to.
Any advise would be appreciated.