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There's only one projector that allows basically no throw range at all, and it's crap. If that's your requirement, a projector isn't for you.
What is wrong with the W1080ST? It is the short range version of the W1070.
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So have people come to a conclusion regarding whether it's better to use economic vs smart eco mode. I swear someone ran some tests between the two, but I can't find the thread. I know smart ecos brightness changes based on the scene, but which will provide better bulb life over time? Any sort of conclusions made? Thanks!
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What is wrong with the W1080ST? It is the short range version of the W1070.
He wanted to project from a maximum of 18 inches throw range! Try that with a W1080.
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So have people come to a conclusion regarding whether it's better to use economic vs smart eco mode. I swear someone ran some tests between the two, but I can't find the thread. I know smart ecos brightness changes based on the scene, but which will provide better bulb life over time? Any sort of conclusions made? Thanks!
My impression is most of us use Eco to avoid the fluctuating brightness and because Smart Eco is too bright on bright scenes. But curious if others concur.
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What projector were you thinking of for the ultra-short throw? I believe Runco may have a version, no idea how good the optics are on it, but it's pricey, and I wouldn't use it.

I use ECO mode. It is still bright enough for my 161" screen.

I detest fluctuating brightness, and I don't use dynamic iris features for the same reason. I typically notice when things aren't consistent when I'm viewing and it bugs me.

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What projector were you thinking of for the ultra-short throw? I believe Runco may have a version, no idea how good the optics are on it, but it's pricey, and I wouldn't use it.

I use ECO mode. It is still bright enough for my 161" screen.

I detest fluctuating brightness, and I don't use dynamic iris features for the same reason. I typically notice when things aren't consistent when I'm viewing and it bugs me.
One of the major consumer electronic companies (Phillips?) has a projector that can sit on a piece of furniture like a low shelf and project onto the wall immediately behind it, which is what the original poster hoped to do. But it's not cheap and the image quality is terrible.

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I believe the Hecto Laser projector is ultra short throw. Maybe worth a google.

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I think Sony has a laser projector which is 4K and likely runs $40,000+... Likely great quality.

The Runco is probably a good deal cheaper and is ultra-short throw and likely looks halfway decent. But, all short-throw and ultra-short throw gives up a bit of image quality, and care must be taken to use a very flat screen surface with excellent diffusion to get an even image.

Apparently not much cheaper...
http://www.projectorcentral.com/Runc...le_LS-100d.htm

Ridiculous.

Oh, and it can only do about a 100" diagonal.

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I think Sony has a laser projector which is 4K and likely runs $40,000+... Likely great quality.

The Runco is probably a good deal cheaper and is ultra-short throw and likely looks halfway decent. But, all short-throw and ultra-short throw gives up a bit of image quality, and care must be taken to use a very flat screen surface with excellent diffusion to get an even image.

Apparently not much cheaper...
http://www.projectorcentral.com/Runc...le_LS-100d.htm

Ridiculous.

Oh, and it can only do about a 100" diagonal.

I have one. It can do an image much larger than 100" diagonal if you want it to. The numbers Runco posts are for up against the wall. Place it back just a couple inches more and you go MUCH larger. There are three modes where you can boost image brightness dramatically. They are "Brilliant Color"-like modes, though you don't see the huge color shifts normally associated with BC on cheaper projectors. Also, contrast performance is FAR higher than any sub $5000 DLP projector. Contrast performance is class leading and about as good as it gets in the DLP world. The unit uses the .95" DarkChip 4 DMD. PQ is as good as the Runco Q750i I had previously. You may laugh at the price, but it's performance compared to other ultra short throw projectors is orders of magnitude better and competes with "regular" throw single chip DLP projectors costing $10,000+ and I think I'm qualified to make that statement seeing how I've owned almost all of them.

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I got this projector couple of days ago. I spent hours and finally came up with a decent DIY 104" screen. I am really happy with the projector.

The information I got from here really helped with my setup.
I have one issue which I am unable to resolve. I have my Windows 8 PC with nVidia GT620 connected to my Denon 3808CI receiver on the 2nd display (HDMI) and the receiver output is connected to the PJ.
No matter what I do, the PC wouldn't detect the 2nd display Denon/PJ. I had a LG TV connected earlier and had no issues with that.

Am I doing something wrong? How do you guys have your PC display connected to the PJ? Do I need to connect the PC output directly to the projector for the PC to detect the HDMI display?

I would really appreciate any help. I really want to be able to play movies via the PC+Denon3808CI+PJ setup.
Thanks in advance!
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I got this projector couple of days ago. I spent hours and finally came up with a decent DIY 104" screen. I am really happy with the projector.

The information I got from here really helped with my setup.
I have one issue which I am unable to resolve. I have my Windows 8 PC with nVidia GT620 connected to my Denon 3808CI receiver on the 2nd display (HDMI) and the receiver output is connected to the PJ.
No matter what I do, the PC wouldn't detect the 2nd display Denon/PJ. I had a LG TV connected earlier and had no issues with that.

Am I doing something wrong? How do you guys have your PC display connected to the PJ? Do I need to connect the PC output directly to the projector for the PC to detect the HDMI display?

I would really appreciate any help. I really want to be able to play movies via the PC+Denon3808CI+PJ setup.
Thanks in advance!
I would try that first to see if the AVR is the issue.
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