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I am planning on getting an LT150 within the next week or so. The lack of a zoom lens on the unit isn't too much of a problem, but it does pose a concern for me. The room where I plan on setting up the projector has a vaulted ceiling which will make ceiling mounting the unit difficult. So I will have to make a wall mount and project to the opposite wall ~16ft away. Reading the calculations on the throw chart reveals that I will have a 10ft screen at this distance. Which is fine by me http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif . My viewing distance will probably be 14ft. But does anyone have the LT150 set to throw from this distance? Does the picture start to haze out? Do you lose detail and color saturation?
 

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Sup niggenz. Mine is sitting on a shelf of sorts about 4 feet high and around 8 feet back (rough estimate) and the picture is 6 feet wide.


Everything looks clear and it focuses perfectly. Screen door is a non-issue after 3-4 feet from the screen.


I think your only issue will be the brightness factor.
 

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I am planning on getting an LT150 within the next week or so. The lack of a zoom lens on the unit isn't too much of a problem, but it does pose a concern for me. The room where I plan on setting up the projector has a vaulted ceiling which will make ceiling mounting the unit difficult. So I will have to make a wall mount and project to the opposite wall ~16ft away. Reading the calculations on the throw chart reveals that I will have a 10ft screen at this distance. Which is fine by me http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif . My viewing distance will probably be 14ft. But does anyone have the LT150 set to throw from this distance? Does the picture start to haze out? Do you lose detail and color saturation?
Mine is 18 feet back - front of lens to screen.

16:9 Screen 69" X 123". Thank goodness for me the Throw Chart is wrong - I think in my case of 2 to 3 feet. I have a decicated theater room - dark grey (Glidden-Silk Stockings) and black trim with Armstrong Dropped Ceiling (Black Magic). Matte Screen gain 1.1 No Screen Door, plenty of brightness and No Rainbows. Hope this helps. I have a trae (spelled wrong) with a shelf that runs around the room. My LCD Vidikron was there before the LT150. I kept the Vidikron in place and mounted the LT150 on the high ceiling (About 11 to 12 feet) No noticeable noise due the that armstrong acoustical ceiling and the shelf hiding it. The picture does not start to haze out. With 4:3 In and 16:19B is usually fills the screen with a couple inches overlap into the black mask on the sides. I can make it small but my people prefer big. I also think bigger is better.




[This message has been edited by Jim OD (edited 08-26-2001).]
 

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Hiya ferrocene. Nice to see that you have taken the front projection plunge http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif .


Jim, that is the news I wanted to hear. Sounds like you have a great setup. I think there are going to be some issues with lighting in my new theater room. The vaulted ceiling with high windows and the sky light shining into the adjacent staircase will pose some problems. Thankfully, the sky light faces north and only allows dim ambient light to pass through at best. But everything else is nothing some new drapes and blackout material can't fix. Most of my viewing will be done at night anyway. Right now, the LP340 that I have is very bright from only 8 feet away. I almost need to wear sunglasses when watching TV sources. DVD viewing via HTPC is just fine. But there are the limitation to the blacks and color saturation of the LP340. Some of the main reasons why I am dumping it and going with the LT150. Rainbows are not an issue, as I am immune http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif . I was only concerned with pixellation and haze at that distance. But thanks to you, I have I feel a bit more confident. Any chance you can post pictures of your setup?
http://home.pacbell.net/alex_vo/home.htm


[This message has been edited by niggenz (edited 08-26-2001).]
 
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