i'm assuming the height placement is really only applicable for screen gains higher than 1.0?
it's funny, i never heard about the long throw being best for contrast until this week, now i've heard it twice. in my room i have the projector right at the back so it's out of the way, but because the room is small it still puts the projectors i've bought at around the midway point of their zoom.
before i mount the jvc x35 i ordered maybe i'll mess around with throw distance just to see how obvious it actually is.
but in the mean time, what do you think is the safe % to see some gains? i'm wondering if i can't get within that 'optimum' distance for contrast, should i just move the projector as close as possible even though i'll likely have more than enough brightness. if the max is 22feet and min 12feet, will having the projector 18feet away be ok for contrast? or too close to the midway point?
Displays: Samsung PN64F8500/JVC X35
AVR: Pioneer VSX-1130K, 7.1/5.1.2 audio
Sources: HTPC, PS3, XBOX360, Wii
Control: Harmony One