Originally Posted by jsw5620
I have never owned a projector and looking to buy one, so I don't have clue if I will have a problem with the rainbows. That is my problem, I don't know if I need a very bright projector or not. I am trying to figure out if the 2500 lumens of the HD23 will be plenty or if I need to step up like MM suggested.
If the light that leaks around / through those blinds is intense (...the windows are facing south...) then much of what you can expect performance wise will depend upon your screen's size and the PJ's positioning (Throw distance)
Simply put, after calibration and on Low lamp, the 1060 would still be an order of magnitude brighter than the 23. No real reason to even compare the two.
On the other hand, the 23 can do a great job on a reasonable sized screen when dealing with almost anything akin to reasonable "non-directed" ambient light levels. On the other hand, if you can see the pattern of your Blinds on the wall where the Screen will be, you'd be better off with the 1060 Bomb. The 23... it's more easily corrected "color-wise" via calibration, and absolutely it's lamp's life expectancy is quite a bit better. It's also quieter.
Simply put, the 1060 has the horsepower to make any concerns vanish, especially when you mate it up with the right screen surface.
With the HD23 you'll have to be more exacting in your Screen choice as well as light control.Edited by MississippiMan - 7/13/12 at 11:46am