Originally Posted by Chezteladog
So I'm loving my 6500ub. I've got it projecting onto a bedsheet taped to the wall while I figure out what size screen to get. I was originally thinking The biggest I could go is 120" but tw n I saw an Elite screens electric at 125". Now if I really wanted to I could move up to 150" which takes up nearly my whole wall. I'd need a lower profile unit for my components and center speaker and I'd have to put my left and right speaker all the way to the wall but wow. That's an immersive screen size.
It looks great to me at night and that's primarily when I would be watching the projector but it could be pushing it for the 6500. This is a massive thread and I did a search but it hasn't been very active lately. What size screens are people using and how do people feel that are on the upper screen size limits for this projector? I'm looking for a budget screen and so far bigger is feeling better. I've been looking at the Favi and Elite spectrum screens on Amazon. There is a 135" Elite VMAX screen for under $500. This may be the way I should go. Anyone have experience with this screen and 6500ub?
I have a 6500ub (love it!) but I'm afraid I don't have the experience with the screen manufacturers you mention. I have mine paired with a 96" Carada (1.0 gain). I preferred to go wa smaller screen for brightness.- Carada may be out of your price range, but it's still considered a budget scrreen, and their customer service is second-to-none.
Others may disagree, but here's a few general tips...
- You'll want to consider a screen with some gain, you'll lose some viewing angle, but will likely need every lumen the 6500 can give.
- With a budget screen, you kind of get wyou pay for. Some light will probably get lost (leaked through the screen material). Stated "screen gain" is often not as high as claimed.
- IMO, you will get a more satisfying image if you went smaller. The 6500 wasn't designed to be a light cannon.