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Hi,


I am a little confused, I had a Sony VPL 400 QM

projector (LCD !6:9), I got rid of that as I wanted a

brighter projector ( as I do not have a dedicated

room for HT, the room is 13.5 ft by 25 ft , has a normal TV

in it and is not blacked out), I

was thinking of a getting Barco 808. The specs say that

it is a 1250 Lumen projector at 10% peak white, I assume the

10% is of the Maximum size ? I went to the Barco web page and

got some info, see links below.


Where I get confused is, I run my 400Q at a bit

over 10 ft horizontal at 16:9 so around 140 inch

diag. The specs say the 808 will do 240 inch as a

maximum so does that mean the size I want to run

it at is 58% which from the lumen curve looks

like I will only be about 600 lumens ???


any help greatly appreciated


thanks


Matt
 

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I wouldn't even consider a CRT projector in a room that doesn't have total light control...unless you only plan to watch it at night. It'll washout in light and you'll see NOTHING.

If the pj has to work in a lit area go to a digital.

The factory spec on max screen size has everything to do with boardroom text, and pie charts, and nothing to do with motion picture quality. When dealing with CRT, the larger the screen, the poorer the picture quality.

For something with 8" guns, 80 to 90" wide screen is optimum, anything larger and you may, or may not start seeing picture degradation...however one things for sure, the bigger the screen, the larger the area the pj must light up, and the farther back the pj must be positioned, which means the harder the unit must be driven. Operating cost goes up because tube life goes down.
 
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