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Could someone let me know if I'd be getting too much of a good thing, so to speak, in this scenario? I'm looking to get a 120 inch screen and will be seated approx 12 feet away. I'd love a bright, contrasty image, but part of me is worried that this kind of size / distance might actually become painful.
 

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Projector?


The answer is probably not. I run a 11'3" HP and view it from 13'. I'm using the BenQ PE7700.
 

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Good point! The projector is a Sanyo Z5, which I just bought the othher day and am still jumping for joy at the image it's giving me when projected against a simple white wall!
 

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We are running a Panny AX-100 on a 120" diag. HP and we sit 9 feet away from the screen with no problems. Please understand that we like sitting that close even though it doesn't fit the 1.0 or 1.5 screen width scenarios.
 

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You could always add a filter to the PJ with the new lamp until it dims a little. Better to have too much brightness than not enough - the filter shouldn't change the image and it will add more time to your lamps useful life with a HG screen like the High Power...
 

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Originally Posted by SixKindsOfWonder /forum/post/0


Projector?


The answer is probably not. I run a 11'3" HP and view it from 13'. I'm using the BenQ PE7700.

A few years ago when I first looked into buying a HiPower screen, I had a similar question. Someboby (might have been Tryg) answered me that there is no such thing as a too bright screen.


Now after two HiPower screen (120") I agree with that person.
 

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Originally Posted by Riverplace /forum/post/0


A few years ago when I first looked into buying a HiPower screen, I had a similar question. Someboby (might have been Tryg) answered me that there is no such thing as a too bright screen.


Now after two HiPower screen (120") I agree with that person.

That's right. Have you ever seen a properly calibrated plasma and thought it was too bright?
 

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I have a 115" high power and first row sitting is 9-10 feet away and its not to bright. It's a great screen, I'd recommend it to anyone.



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Is that 115" diag, and thus 100"W, or is it 115" wide? If it's the former, then this is a viewing distance of 1.1 to 1.2 screen widths. This is pretty close. 1.5 seems to be the norm, though I'm planning for 1.3 (133" diag at 12.5 ft away).
 

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115" diagonal
 

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115" diagonal

Thanks for the reply. So you ARE sitting at ~1.1-1.2 screen widths; and I presume you like it, right? I'm plannning to get a 133" diag HP and sit ~ 12-13 ft away, which corresponds to ~ 1.3 screen widths. And I've been worrying about whether or not this would be too large for that distance! Your experience suggests that it wouldn't
 

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One point (minor and probably immaterial to you depending on your viewing habits):


I have an HP too and the only time that I think it's too bright is when I have white subtitles on, and the particular movie is using a bright white for those subtitles. I don't watch a lot of films with subtitles on, but some folks do.
 
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