Originally Posted by mrlittlejeans
Both the Panny and the Epson are dimmer than the RS10 when calibrated to D75, no?
Yeah you're right, I was assuming he wouldn't be using a "very" calibrated mode to get the crucial more-than-1000 lumens. Since the RS10 can't do more than 1000 calibrated or not, his only option are projectors capable of more lumens, calibrated or not. Not being most likely.
The Epson can crank out nearly 1700 lumens in "Living Room" mode (slightly more accurate than dynamic maybe?), but it looks like the Panny can't do over 1000 no matter what mode, like the RS10.
So I guess the Epson and IN-83 are the only options left, albeit compromises, for that screen size and budget. (Optoma HD81-LV maybe, depending on street?)
If image quality is most important, the screen size needs to come down, or the screen material needs to change, or both.
Or the budget needs a "little" boost.
Originally Posted by hrd
My recommendation is to get an RS20 and either mask down the screen or replace the screen with a Da-Lite High Power screen.
Good recommendation too. Assuming a masked down SMX screen, would an RS20 or an RS10 + A-lens (CIH) be a better option? Would he get away with a larger screen size (less of the 150" wide masked) with the RS10 + A-lens?