Originally Posted by Ronomy
It will probably work but will it be bright enough for you? Too many other factors at play. Size of screen, screen gain, age of bulb and how many of those lumens are already lost. Longer throw distance lowers lumens too.
You could probably raise brightness to make it watchable. Contrast can't go up any higher so basically your contrast ratio would be much smaller. Can you live with peak lumens only yielding below 10ft-L on the screen?
These are all your decisions. Nobody else can make that decision for you. Some people can watch with peak ft-L at 4 or 5 and not be bothered by it.
I agree with all of your points and will definitely post if I get to do a test those factors. That being said, I have already said in my original review that I wished for more Lumens with mine, Epson HC8100. However the image I saw was definitely watchable, and if I can test units with lower lumens than mine, I will tell you straightup that it's not watchable, or too dark.
I don't work for Vip and have no intention of misleading someone to buy a product. There is also certainly a return policy, so nothing ventured, nothing gained. I guess what I'm saying is you could spend a 1,000 on a new setup or you could give it a whirl and see what happens.