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  1. JimHagstrom

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    I'm using the calculator on projector central and have a couple of questions about choosing a good projector based on this.

    First I move the projector to the position that it will give my seating position that is within the recomended numbers they say.

    Then I usually get this message about increasing screen size, grain or lower light or the opposite.

    So should I then just slide the screen size to one that is not in the pink and bam that's the pest position?

    Any help would be very much appriciated.

    Thanks,

    Jim
     
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    Which projector are you looking at?
    What size is the room?
    How far is your first row of seating?

    Chad
     
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    I'm looking at:

    Sony Cineza™ VPL-HS51
    Panasonic PT-L500U
    Panasonic PT-AE700U
    Sanyo Z3

    something around $2000

    room is 14 x 15 with a 18' lengh for have the room as the wall is set back 3 feet from the mid point.

    I was thinking the first row would be aroun 10' but this could change. I plan on buying the first row and then see if I can get another row behind it.
     
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    Well if I recall the Panny and Sony are more of a long throw projector and the Sanyo is a short throw.
    So to get the bigger screen with the Panny or Sony you will have to use the 18' but with the Sanyo you would probably only need 12 - 13' to get the same picture size.
    If I were you I would drop the Panny 500 and get one of the other 3. Not sure if you can see one locally in your area but maybe see if a store if any forum members have one to demo for you.

    Chad
     

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