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1.200 lumens for a 92" screen in a dark room?

Hey, guys, a Spaniard over here.

First of all, congratulations for the forum and the community.

My wife and I have bought a house and one of the rooms are going to be a small cinema. The dimensions are 4 x 3 meters. The room will be partially conditioned, with dark walls but a light roof. The screen will be 92" white.

I'm thinking of buying the Epson TW5600 which has in eco mode and calibrated approximately 1200 lumens. I will project at 3 meters with ceiling mount.

The fear I have is that 1200 lumens may be too much for this screen size and the light reflections will make me lose a lot of contrast.

Should I worry about it? Do I buy a DLP with fewer lumens, for example the Optoma HD27e with 600 in eco and calibration mode?

Thanks in advance.
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No projector is too bright as it can always be tamed by settings or a ND filter. A gray screen to lower gain is always a good option to help reduce reflections and also taming an overly bright projector.

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