But your missing the 'big picture'!
If you had a bigger screen, you would end up sitting WAY TOO CLOSE and screendoor would suck bad. If you want to sit closer than 1.5 screen widths, better get a technology with less screen door, such as DLP or the AE300. Look, you got a 10' room. If you put your head on the back wall and screen on the front wall, your maximum screen width for the minimum distance of 1.5 screen widths is 6 2/3 feet or 80 inches. So whats the problem? You should probably go smaller yet, so that the back row is 2x sceen width or so, for those who cant stand screen door. If you plan on watching mostly 4x3 material its different since the 4x3 area inside the 16x9 screen has a much smaller width, but the pixel spacing is still the same...
Stand 1 screen width from a RPTV and see if you like its picture? Or even a direct view crt, if you can stand your eyeballs frying. Even plasma would display significant pixelation at that distance.
AE300 sounds like the best choice for sitting too close, since recent review of newer low-res DLP's such as Sharp Z90 say that its screen door is comperable to LCD. And the '300 is relatively inexpensive, but you'de have to get it from japan since it aint bein sold here yet. Screendoor on the lower res Sanyo at such close distances would probably be real bad.
|Originally posted by CAE
I though the HS10 was the right PJ for me but I overlook the problem of the shooting distance and relative screen size.
thanks to "offshore" I finally get info about screen size
in my basement I can just get a ~80-85 inches screen size in 16/9 format (I am shooting from about 120 inches).
This is frustrating, why should I get this expensive High res projector for that size. with the Z1 I can get bigger images.