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Zoom plus Lumagen bad idea?

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I am currently finishing up my home theater and looking at projectors and was wondering if the combination of zoom plus lumagen mini is a worth while option.

Movies, TV, and Gaming are about 40%,40%,20% respectively and thought maybe I could fit everything on the 120" wide 2.35 screen I have using zoom plus a Lumagen to fit everything to match the screen. It looked interesting on a youtube video where even someone was playing on his PS3 (FPS but don't know game) and it looked pretty good without much loss of the picture or distortion.

Hopefully some experienced members can help. Thanks!
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I think there's really not much point of using a Lumagen if you're zooming.
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If the projector I choose doesn't have motorized zoom then it becomes factor.. Unfortunately Sony is not coming out with a 1080p projector with zoom otherwise I would be set for my needs.

The input lag of the other two contenders (Epson and JVC) has me concerned about gaming and only one of them has motorized zoom. If I can game ok with a JVC, that would be my logical choice. I do not play online FPS but I just don't know how the 80ms lag will equate to gameplay....
Edited by LexMan - 9/12/13 at 6:35am
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Oh, for the "shrink method", yeah it will work for that, though I've never personally tried it so I can't comment on impact on quality.
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Originally Posted by LexMan View Post

If the projector I choose doesn't have motorized zoom then it becomes factor.. Unfortunately Sony is not coming out with a 1080p projector with zoom otherwise I would be set for my needs.

The input lag of the other two contenders (Epson and JVC) has me concerned about gaming and only one of them has motorized zoom. If I can game ok with a JVC, that would be my logical choice. I do not play online FPS but I just don't know how the 80ms lag will equate to gameplay....

Keep in mind the Lumagen also adds some lag, even in game mode.

Per a review...

If you have the JVC you would be looking at over 120ms in input lag with the Lumagen..

With the Game Mode enabled, we measured our system as featuring 60ms of input lag relative to a lag-free CRT. The Panasonic ST50 we were using for this review has around 16ms of lag of its own, meaning that the Mini3D can be calculated as adding around 44ms of lag in its Game Mode.
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