Originally Posted by huskerbear
Sorry, most movies I watch will be in 3D. What do I need to adjust, better projector or smaller screen? Anybody have this projector, or similar have an opinion of 3D with it and what screen you are using?....Thanks for the replies
I have the Sony VW500, the light output identical to the projector you are considering. I do watch 3D when I can, turns out for me that is about 25% of the time. I have optimized my setup to try to have best of both worlds for 2D and 3D one screen only .
My current screen is 122" wide or 134" diagonal the format 2.35:1. The screen material is the Draper Tecvision X1800 which is a 1.8 gain ,white screen material,direct reflecting. Mt screen is curved, has a 36ft radius .
The 3D on this screen high lamp mode is just adequate . For bright cartoon type movies that has a lot of color pop and brightness you will be pleased . For movies like Spider Man, it does the job, Tron and other really dark movies even this screen gain and size will not be enough.
Choices for your situation are: 1) do as I have done, certainly no bigger screen but best compromise for one screen. 2) Have two screens, one unity gain, the second super high gain in the 2X gain area. Not possible for dual curved but for electric or manual pull down this is a great compromise .
One more thing. My theater is really dark and I have 100% light control. I would assume that most of the suggestions given are based on a 100% light controlled
dedicated home theater. Add light pollution to that room and all the suggestions go out the window. You can only have the largest screen possible when the room is
optimized ,basically. The projector will have to be moved to the closest possible throw range for optimal brightness, might as well tell you that now for planning purposes.