Originally Posted by vid53
I now have a AE4000 which i have never thought had a bright and crisp image. It may be because of the 22 foot throw distance.I have a 120" screen and the projector sits on a shelf on the back wall 22 feet away.I also keep the picture setting on dynamic which is the brightest. Would the AR100u work for me or would it be to bright?
It will work - even if it is too bright.
You can always dim projectors. The initial calibration, eco mode, etc. can dim a projector by a great deal while improving overall image quality by quite a bit.
If, after calibration, tweaking, and everything else, you find any projector to be overly bright, then you can purchase a grey filter (neutral density (ND) filter) from a photo supply store (Adorama/B&H Photo) which will cut light output more. Kind of like sunglasses for the projector.
But, with that size screen, from that distance, and a desire for more lumens, it would surprise me a great deal if you decided to add a ND filter to the projector.