Originally Posted by michaeldip
Hi i am looking at getting one of theses projectors. With my current system running a prismasonic h5000R. if i got the x75 or 95 is the lens worth keeping or ditching and using the zoom method. running a 115inch scope screen at 4.2meters/14ft from screen
If I keep the lens I have to go with a x55
I have never seen the Prismasonic lens in action, so can't comment about quality. However, it is my understanding that it is a good lens from the comments here on the Forum.
Is the reason you would need to go with an X55 because you were counting on selling the lens and using the $$$ to make up the difference on the projector pricing? Otherwise I would have suggested that you try the projector with and without the lens and make up your own mind.
The lens image will be noticeably brighter, and, depending on how far you are sitting from the screen, smoother looking due to the higher pixel density. However, your screen size is small enough that the zoom method will give you adequate brightness. It also depends on how distracted you will be with the black bars and DVD / Blu-ray menus being projected on to the wall.
Is your room totally light controlled, with dark walls and ceiling? If not, I doubt you would see most of the contrast difference with the higher end projectors.