I have matched PD-8150 with Panamorph lens + AKPro Kit and sled. Projecting on a 130" 2.40:1 Da-Lite tensioned cosmopolitan electoral from around 17ft back with a 1.3 gain. Equipment consists of Pioneer BDP-51fd, Onkyo Pro 885, MK S-150 speakers front and Polk LC80FX sides and rear. Picture, color, sound are fantastic.
Anamorphic works like a charm. Letterbox mode works great and can trigger the sled though I trigger it with MX-3000 remote. Blown away a lot of family and friends with the picture. It certainly got the holy sh!t factor going on... Apologies if I offend anyone.
I followed a review for setting up a sports view when the room has a bit more ambient light. We were able to have a fire in the fire place without noticing any washout on the screen. Had a smaller fire during a viewing of transformers and only a slight amount of light from the fire showed on the screen and that was in low lamp mode.
I've heard mentioned in other threads it won't support large screens, but it's entirely not true. Awesome projector and couldn't be happier. I finally have a real home theater and couldn't be happier. If I had to do it again, I wouldn't change anything.... Well that's not entire true. I would have ordered the in-ceiling screen instead of the kit. However I wasn't originally going to sink the screen in the ceiling. Slick.... though.
Will finally have our Grafikeye connected this week to the remote for automatic lights when stop, pausing and playing movies.