Originally Posted by oneobgyn
A question to all of you C3X 1080 gurus. Mine is on order and final screen size is TBD, I am wanting a CineV 130 with a T1 lens. Will the PJ deliver with a screen of this size?
I haven't seen a C3X 1080 in action but I have seen the 720p version. Since the C3X 1080 will be brighter than its predecessor it should in principle be able to light up an 11-12 feet wide [2.40:1] screen [StudioTek/FireHawk].
The only question that comes to mind is the light drop-off after the first 100-135 hours.
I don't know if Sim2 has introduced a newer improved bulb for this model. I would reckon they have but can't say for sure. A $600-700 bulb replacement will definitely be a discount upgrade for sure compared to the Wilson Audio Alexandria X-2 upgrade you have opted for.
Your purchase is a very good one OB. The HT5000 is the dog's bollocks but this one should have the cojones as well to light up a decent size screen and project a beautiful picture.
P.S. You should post a similar query in the Screen forum if not done already and hope for an official response from Stewart to guide you on the screen size. Coldmachine or Alan Roser [Sim2 UK] will help you out if you ask them.