Originally Posted by Art Sonneborn
You could try the Runco three chips but they are bigger yet,with half the contrast of the HT5000 and cost twice as much.
Titan 250 has less light output than the HT5000.
What size screen are you looking to light up ?
It doesn't have to be "super bright", my screen is 120" wide 16:9 screen research acoustic transparent white clear pix 2, which has a negative gain (I calculate 0.90)
Room is a bat cave, throw distance is about 250" (C3X1080 T2 lens would be fine).
Anamorphic setup is not an option (subtitles...) , screen is 4-way masked.
Original projector for this setup was a SIM HT500 Link which was bright enough for my taste (a close relative to your beast, Art :-) ), but lacked contrast.
I am currently using a RS1-Clone (DreamBee), which barely is bright enough if I change the bulb often... but even darker, I liked the picture more than the HT500.
The RS1 was never planned to stay for long, I always waited for the availability of a 1080p 3-chip DLP. As I said, the C3X1080 looked "perfect" for my purpose, it could be a little bit brighter, but it still would be a great improvement over the RS1, almost twice as bright.