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« on: March 30, 2005, 09:17:02 pm »

Please use this section to discuss LCD and DLP projectors.
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2006, 06:16:29 pm »

I have a 30 foot by 13 foot screen out of a theatre.  I don't need to fill it all up but would like to fill most of it up with concert footage.  How many lumens are necessary?
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006, 07:45:28 pm »

ProjectorCentral.com has some really nice search and calculation tools that will help you figure this out: http://projectorcentral.com/projectors.cfm Figure out the diagonal measurement of your screen (in inches), plug it in, and it will give you a list of projectors that have the required lumen output. Pretty cool.
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2006, 01:56:19 am »

Read emperor palpatims outdoor ht, which measure 28ft across. He's using an older lcd pj and the images he's getting seem just fine to me.

http://backyardtheater.com/forums/index.php/topic,208.0.html

Unless the area you're projecting has a lot of ambient light, I don't think you'd have a problem with a projector like the Epson S4 for the screen size you're intending.

http://www.projectorreviews.com/Manufacturers/epson/PowerliteS4/index.asp

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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009, 01:13:26 am »

Hello, I am not exactly a "backyard" theater guy, but the technology that is discussed here fits what I hope to do.  In the future, I may have access to the auditorium of a classic 1928 school building and am hoping to set up a system to show movies for the amusement of the community.  Here is my question.  How much projector horsepower do I need to fill a 28 foot (diagonal) screen projecting from around 65 feet?  The screen size and distance are maximums and I can adjust either as needed, but something close would be optimum as the screen would be set on an existing stage and there is a projection booth in the rear.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2009, 02:29:37 am »

Hi, schoolboy. There are other forums that deal with this, too, but the equipment is where all the video hobby boards overlap, so you're good here!

The best tool available (that I know of) is the projector calculator on http://www.ProjectorCentral.com. There's a link to the calculator at the top of every page on this site.

What it does is show you what a particular projector is capable of at different distances and with different screen sizes. For such a large screen, I'd say you should start out with 3000+ lumens, use the ProjectorCentral search to find the machines with that much brightness and run a few through the calculator to see if they'll cut it. If not, bump up the lumens number in the selector and repeat.

Good luck!
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2009, 05:12:31 pm »

Hey everyone. I've been perusing the site for several months and decided to sign up when my wife gave the approval to buy my first projector, and I realized choosing the right one was not going to be easy. I was about to go with the  Optoma HD65, when I saw the press release for the Epson 705HD. Sounds pretty good buts its not out til October. If anyone knows or hears anything about it I'd be interested. Great site!
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2010, 11:03:33 am »

Does anyone have an opinion the 'Digital Galaxy' projectors that are  all over E-Bay?
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2010, 04:31:26 pm »

Here are some previous discussions of the Digital Galaxy units...

  http://backyardtheater.com/forums/index.php?topic=4414
  http://backyardtheater.com/forums/index.php?topic=5403

They're not very well-regarded in my opinion.  As always, you get what you pay for.  Better deals (but not necessarily cheaper deals) are out there.

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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2014, 12:38:15 pm »

To those thinking of the Galaxy or similar

http://www.projectorcentral.com/cheap_projectors.htm

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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2014, 05:27:06 pm »

Victor, where have you been?
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« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2014, 05:47:47 pm »

i'm always here. Just don't have much to say Grin
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