Originally Posted by ChopShop1
Hey guys...its finaly time for me to get ready to pull the trigger on a pj and I have been eyeing this one. Anyone using this on an a really large screen..like 15-16 wide 2:35 with no high gain?? I spoke to a few people who think it will work, but the calculators tell me it will have me at less than 10fl, so I'm not sure where to go from here. If not this, would have to look at something from Sim or Runco or Dpi and spend more $$. Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
You may want to play around with a friend's or dealer's 1080P projector and image size before pulling the trigger and deciding on a projector and screen size. For example, my old JVC RS1 looked great on a eight foot wide (110" diagonal 1.78:1) screen at viewing distance of about 11.5 feet and even a bit closer. However, when I was building my new theater and waiting on the 1000, I painted a wall with a DIY screen paint, just to play around with image size, etc. For a 12 foot wide screen, the pixel structure on the RS1 became very evident from 12' back, which is where I planned on and currently sit. With the 4K projector, pixel structure isn't really perceptible visible at 2 feet back at this screen size. At the sizes you are thinking about, you'll need to be sitting with your eyes well over 15' back to not be distracted by the pixel structure. Personally, I think you would be better served with a beautiful, slightly smaller image from the 1000 and a closer seating distance. With the 4K, you can really sit pretty close and get a very cinematic experience. With 1080P, you are really limited on the screen size. Before this type of investment, you really owe it to yourself to see it for yourself. Go to any AV dealer and simply have them blow the image up much larger than the screen and check it out. I went with the Sony over the Lumis Solo for this reason - the Lumis would fill a bigger screen, but you can't sit near as close. Plus, I find that DLP's pixelation becomes apparent sooner than LCOS. If 3D is much of a concern, the extra brightness of the Lumis is a big benefit. I find 3D brightness at the bottom end of acceptable with a 1.3 gain ST130. 2D is gorgeous, even at low lamp mode.
You may also poll the 4K guys to share there screen width to seating ratios. I bet most sit close or wish they could sit closer with this projector.