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Old 03-16-2013, 12:51 PM - Thread Starter
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There has been a delay on me moving into my new house and it worked out because the LG went on sale in the meanwhile and I jumped on it. Not the $399 but I feel a good deal at $499.

Anyone have any tips for me about using the PA70G? I am going to use either a 100" or 120" screen in a very darked out basement with 9ft ceilings.
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There has been a delay on me moving into my new house and it worked out because the LG went on sale in the meanwhile and I jumped on it. Not the $399 but I feel a good deal at $499.

Anyone have any tips for me about using the PA70G? I am going to use either a 100" or 120" screen in a very darked out basement with 9ft ceilings.

I would go with the 100 inch screen. For what its worth its a nice unit but you won't get the "Pop" you get out of a lamp based projector. You also won't get the kick in the wallet that comes with replacing lamps which I suspect is why you bought the PA70 in the first place/ The best of Both worlds is a lamp base projector for critical important viewing and the Pa70 for everyday viewing.

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100" even in a very dark room? Do you not think 120" would work as well? My great room in the basement it is 35"x15" and I am making half of it my theater room and the other half for a game room.
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100" even in a very dark room? Do you not think 120" would work as well? My great room in the basement it is 35"x15" and I am making half of it my theater room and the other half for a game room.

It will do 120 inches but don't expect this to be the "end all" of projectors. The bigger you go the dimmer the image will be. think of the PA70 as a economy car. It gets you where you want to go but the performance is not the same as a standard car. I have found the Blues to be more aqua and the whites are considerably dimmer than the Lamp based projectors that i have grown used to. Either way for this 499.00 price its hard to go wrong considering you should get years out of it

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I may come down to personal preference so it's hard to say. Based on certain standards it may technically be underpowered for 120" but you may be fine with it.

I only say this because I've been using a unit that barely qualifies as a projector, the 50 lumen LED Optoma PT100, and I've been enjoying it on a piece of white painted foamboard for the last 2 years in my office. It's only about 63" and according to ProjectorCentral calculator, I'm seeing about 2 lumens worth of brightness!!

But with the lights out, I've been pretty happy with it (for what it is and what it cost). This being my first projector also helps no doubt lol...

I've also seen threads where folks were projecting 90-100" images with mere 100-200 lumen LED projectors and were also happy with it. So it may come down to what makes you happy and perhaps what screen you use.

Just my few inexperienced thoughts:p
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Look at post 1812 the one with the pictures

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http://www.avsforum.com/t/1405666/lg-pa70g-led-1280x800-700-lumens/1800
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I am going to try it at both 100" and 120" first then go from there. I will also have my 50" plasma as an alternative. I am going to put in a 60" in the living room upstairs.

I have a feeling though that the LG will get the most of the viewing time.

Thanks and I will keep you updated.
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The PA70G arrived yesterday and tonight I hooked it up to Apple TV and streamed several movies, videos etc and several different screen sizes. The walls are almost paper bag brown but the picture was amazing. Much better than I expected. Transformers looked great as well as any thing projected even some Youtube videos. I am not sure if I am going with 100" or 120" I do believe the lil led will do 120" fine but have to see about the room I am putting it in. I close on my house Monday and will know after that.

One question though does the PA70G have the ability to be mounted upside down? I could not click on that in the menu only front or rear projection?

I guess I need to go read the manual.

$499 and VERY happy about my purchase!
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yes you can mount it upside down. my lg pa70g has a build date of January 2013 and if you turn it upside down it will automatically flip the picture 180 degrees. I received my projector just the other day and I have mine projected on a 106" screen and for me it's perfect. I have watched march madness on it and my friend watch the dark night rises (Blu-ray) on it from my ps3 and he said it was like he was watching it again at the movie theater. this thing is awesome biggrin.gif
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Newb question here.

I am throwing an image from 10.5 feet onto a beige/tan wall. What do you think the screen size at that distance. I don't have a measuring tape or I would not ask. Also I am amazed at the picture on this painted wall and would like to know what to expect when I get a screen?

Thanks you all!
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At that throw distance you are close to a 100" diagonal 16:9 image.

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You can use this if you want to play around with image distances and what sizes you'll get. If there was a way to easily shrink the image down to 70", I'd snag one myself...

http://www.projectorcentral.com/LG-PA70G-projection-calculator-pro.htm
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Budget Screen suggestions?
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how much do you want to spend?? that's the first thing we need to know.
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how much do you want to spend?? that's the first thing we need to know.

Under $200
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Perm wall, manual pull down or electric?

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It can be perm and I dont mind a pull down.
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