Originally Posted by elmalloc
Joe Black, what are your thoughts on those?
I'm glad to see they were able to hit 1500 as spec'd, in dynamic mode. The AX200 I have hits over 2000 in dynamic, it'sa torch but works very well with ambient light in the room!!!
Well based on these nbrs, a couple of common sense prelim conclusions and calcs;
To maximize punch and brightness, and still maintain relatively accurate colors using Cinema1 or Color1 you'll need a +gain screen, try to mount on the shorter end of the throw range for that size and even perhaps run the bulb in Normal mode at the expense of shorter lamp life. It all depends on your preference of how bright you like it I guess.
With a 110" 16:9 screen you have a throw range of 10.10 to 21.8ft. Here's some estimates.
Cinema1 - eco mode
10ft (short) = 350 lumens
15ft (middle) =280 lumens
21.8ft (long) =215 lumens
Color1 - eco mode
10ft (short) = 380 lumens
15ft (middle) =300 lumens
21.8ft (long) =220 lumens
Normal - eco mode
10ft (short) = 675 lumens
15ft (middle) =535 lumens
21.8ft (long) =395 lumens
Based on these nbrs, I can see why some would prefer the considerably brighter output of Normal mode at the expense of color accuracy.
These nbrs are also with a fresh new bulb so the sharpest drop should be 10% within the first 100hrs and decline steady from there as the bulb ages.