Originally Posted by ChopShop1
Huh, all new territory for me. I will check those out too, thank you. The specs seem really good on that in comparison with other units at the pricepoint.
If you are spending this kind of money I would definitely recommend working with a knowledgeable professional on the front projection system design and integration of that into the overall theater design.
Lots to get right with these higher end units:
- typically different lenses are used for different throw distance ranges rather than one size fits all with the lower cost projectors. Some of the mfg's such as SIM2 have gaps between lenses in their lens throw ranges which you have to miss!
- vertical lens shift ranges are reduced over typical consumer models
- high brightness often means higher noise and heat output, with a consequent need to consider hush boxes and design in a projector cooling solution and/or consider the heat load of the projector on HVAC requirements
- power, some of the really brightness units basically need a dedicated line all for themselves e.g. the HD5 mentioned can draw 10A all by itself