Originally Posted by Scosdaddy
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I am building my theater now and will have the following dimensions:
First row of Rialto mid row chairs 11ft from screen, 2nd row of Rialto back row chairs starting 3ft back (head at 16ft), then riser with granite Bartop and stools. Back wall about 23ft back from screen.
Looking at Epson for their enormous throw distance (projector central says 5040 and 5050 can go up to 24ft 9") and great zoom and shift capacity.
Shelf mounting the pj flush inside back wall so lens will be about 23ft from screen
Will the brightness be strong enough in a fully lighting controlled theater with no ambient light where I don't have to run in high mode?
Was about to pull trigger on 5040 then saw the 5050 just arrived.
I've got the TW9400, the UK equivalent. I've a 120" screen and sit about 12' away, the pj is ceiling mounted at 14', light controlled and lots of velvet on the walls/ceiling too!
It throws a fantastic picture and I'm very happy with it. My standard SDR setting is low power and after calibration (Natural) the iris is down at - 4 with 16ftl which is the recommended max.
I've light to spare and an awesome picture.
HDR with the filter after calibration, depends on the film, high is bright and very good at the low end of the slider, but that is running on high power, the PJ is pretty close and with a film going it is rarely an issue. The noisy is way less than an unmodified inuke for example!
I also created a slightly less accurate HDR setting using the Natural mode and found that it a bit bright at the mid point of the HDR slider, i dropped the slider a notch and switched to Medium and was happier on Transformers The Last Knight.
Great thing about having high mode is that you get to make that choice, quieter for a little less accurate or brighter when you need it!
You get 3 power modes, optional filter and lots of flexibility
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