Originally Posted by JiMmY912
1. smart eco mode
Is this suppose to be most power saving mode? I see there's economic, normal, smart eco.
Economic seems most dim in brightness but I don't see any differance between normal and smart eco mode. Does it save more power & lamp life than economic? I also remember people saying noise about smart eco but noise level seems all the same in all 3 modes. It's seems quiet, doesn't bother at all.
I didn't buy a screen yet because I wanted 150" 16:9 so I had to make sure it will be possible or not so I had been testing it on my table in front of sofa and I was able to get 120-130" so If I set the projector behind sofa I'l be able to get 150" without any problem. Picture quality seems pretty good shooting on the wall, is there night & day differance between wall vs screen? My loft has concrete walls & ceilings so It seems kinda hard to install(drilling etc) since I'm not a handy guy so I'm thinking "Do I really need it?" Ofcourse I'll get the screen for sure if there is a huge differance in image quality. If so, does any one can recommend me a screen installer in down town Los Angeles area?
1. I also didn't initially see much diff between smart Eco when it was on vs normal, but then I read the review, apparently it's a performance-boosting feature, not only a power savings one. I.e. you should always be using it. Read the review posted a couple posts back. I disagree with it about turning off vibrant colour or whatever it's called, I like that one. But the Smart Eco will keep your bright scenes bright and dark scenes darker, so your overall experience will be better.
4. My loft is big too, but I'm okay with a 16:9, 10-foot wide image (137" diagonal) projected on a white wall for now. I plan on going DIY in the new year, if I stay here, and building a constant height (5'7", i.e. same height as now, but 25% wider) 'Scope image with refurbished anamorphic lens on some type of rail + custom enclosure. But, before I build anything, I will just try different inexpensive paints on my existing wall. First I wanna see how bright it is in 3D with my current screen size, to determine if I want a high gain or low gain (better contrast?), silver, white, grey, some combination thereof. Also, in a big loft I find getting pitch black blinds is very important. I'm typing on it right now but the image is pretty washed out.
My biggest config issue is actually getting uniform focus across the entire area. I think I may have the PJ set up too high or angled wrong.Edited by RLBURNSIDE - 12/15/12 at 10:51am