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How bright is too bright?

I'm concerned about replacing my aging AE-900 because I have a 119" diagonal, 2.8 gain, High Power screen. Room has no windows, black ceiling and screen wall, very dark other walls.

Looking at the Sony HW40ES (50% gaming/50% movies) I'd end up with nearly 50 fL with a new bulb. Do I need to think about replacing the screen as well? I love the screen but today's projectors are so much brighter than six, sevens years ago.

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All the more reason to get a bigger screen;-)
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All the more reason to get a bigger screen;-)
Haha, the High Power cost almost as much as the projector back when they were purchased.
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Yeah.. That was investment for sure. It would be hard for me to part with as well..150 inch screens can be bought for around $500. Tough decision for you to make.
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NO DO NOT REPLACE THAT SCREEN!
You will not be able to get a NEW HP screen! The 2.4 is off the market, suposed to be back in the fall but don't count on it. Get an ND filter for the lens if it is to bright on low lamp. If that is a 3d Projector you will want all the light you can get in 3d. There are many ways to reduce light but you can not get more...
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Sounds like an excuse to get the JVC RS46 (X35) projector. Not as bright as the others, and phenomenal black levels.

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I'm concerned about replacing my aging AE-900 because I have a 119" diagonal, 2.8 gain, High Power screen. Room has no windows, black ceiling and screen wall, very dark other walls.

Looking at the Sony HW40ES (50% gaming/50% movies) I'd end up with nearly 50 fL with a new bulb. Do I need to think about replacing the screen as well? I love the screen but today's projectors are so much brighter than six, sevens years ago.
I have a 133 inch 2.8 high power in a blacked out room. I have a JVC HD250 and also the Benq 1070. I thought the Benq may be too bright but I find it very comfortable to watch.

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There is no such thing as too bright. Well, maybe somewhere up around 5,000 fL might be a problem.

Consider this - the outdoors on a sunny day is 10,000-30,000 fL ( http://medtextfree.wordpress.com/201...ge-to-the-eye/ ) so 50 fL is nothing.
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I'm concerned about replacing my aging AE-900 because I have a 119" diagonal, 2.8 gain, High Power screen. Room has no windows, black ceiling and screen wall, very dark other walls.

Looking at the Sony HW40ES (50% gaming/50% movies) I'd end up with nearly 50 fL with a new bulb. Do I need to think about replacing the screen as well? I love the screen but today's projectors are so much brighter than six, sevens years ago.

YES, you need to replace the screen and send the HP to me!


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YES, you need to replace the screen and send the HP to me!


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Get in Line Ed! :-)
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Get in Line Ed! :-)

Just trying to help him out................


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