Originally Posted by Ftoast
I remember seeing the Abyss advertised as useable with ShortThrow projectors. I'm glad to see more accurate information getting around now.
Initially, the needed Throw was determined by the degree of light dispersion from the Projector. A "normal Short Throw" PJ's light cone widens very quickly, and if light uniformity is good, it could indeed be serviceable on a DES Abyss if placed correctly.
Also, it was never a case that a truly Short Throw PJ (110" diag @ 3'-4' or less) was alluded to being serviceable. By Short Throw, it was inferred that DLPs such as the BenQ w1080ST
(120" diag @ 6'-6") or the Optoma GT-720
(120" diag @ 6'-1") could work with the Abyss 0.8
It quickly became apparent that the odds were stacked against that being the case the majority of the time, so it was decided to just retract that concept as being valid. Using PJs w/normal Throw range at the proper distance, light uniformity became almost a non-issue.
What you saw "advertised" had to be from just 1-2 posts almost 4 years ago, and since it hasn't been mentioned since, the "accurate" information has been around for a long, long time. Where have you been? Waiting toss in a hoary old, out of date Zinger?
Originally Posted by xbladr
I even think directly on the website it says not for use with short throw
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Yeah...it's pretty obviously displayed, 2x in fact on the Home Page.