Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Memphis, TN, USA
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When I had my 711xu, for the heck of it, I zoomed it as wide as possible considering the depth of my room, resulting in an image about 11 feet wide. Kicking back on my sofa, my eyes were about 12 feet from the screen. Screen door was of course visible under those circumstances, but the excitement of the huge picture and the neutral tone of the fill spaces between the pixels put me straight into the movie. I have never felt so immersed in a home theater experience. I had a friend over at the time, and he was also blown away by my experiment. We were both having a blast with that front row effect.
Add that depixelator and you should be cookin'.
P.S. I eventually settled for nine feet wide at twelve feet back, since the smaller the image, the greater the punch of the colors and contrast (true of any projector). On the other hand, the 711 had lumens to spare at 11 feet wide, and still looked rich and colorful, and I was in eco-mode. At full power, in a BIG room, I'll bet that PJ could do sixteen feet wide, with a dark ceiling and total light control.