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HELP! Sony VPL-HS20 Throw Distance

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by PRINCEGRINCH, May 27, 2004.

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    Hi, i'm about to purchase my first Sony Projector, but I need help with the Screen. I have no previous experience of projectors and the only knowledge I have is from what I've read up so far. I want to purchase the 104" Slimline DRH Screen, but I am not sure about the throw distance. The dimensions of my room are: 4.2m X 4.2m X 2.4m (height). I want to be able to view my picture with a 1.0X zoom. Could some1 plz tell me if this is possible, or would I need the 92" screen? I do not want to compromise Picture quality for Throw Distance. Could some1 pls gimme the OPTIMUM Throw Distance for a 92" and 105" (Diagonal) screen.

    Thanx in advance
     
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    Hi after some research, I get the following figures for screens (measured diagonal):

    92" 45 x 80 11' 7" (MIN) 14' 1"(MAX)
    106" 52 x 92 13' 4" (MIN) 16' 2"(MAX)
    119" 58 x 104 15' 1" (MIN) 18'2"(MAX)

    What is the optimum viewing distance for best picture quality? Maximum/Minimum? and how much of a difference would a 1.2 Gain screen make compared to the DRH 1.0 GAIN?

    Thanx again
     
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    Throw distance for a 104" screen with HS20 proj is 15.9 feet.
     
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    Thanx alot aRCaM, I really appreciate your help. Just one more question:
    How much of a difference does a 1.2 Gain screen make compared to a 1.0 Gain Screen with a HS20?

    If so am I better of with a NexNix / Beamax / DRH Screen?

    Thanx
     
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    sorry mate, I cannot give you any advice on that, I'm not experienced enough with screen gain etc.. Maybe the others can help you better ?
     
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    Thanx again aRCaM, i'm sure some1 else will answer it. Also 4 n e 1 else, how better is the HS20 4rm a Projector TV. Do you have to sit directly Front oon to the Screen like u have to with a Projection TV? Thanx
     
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    hi
    im using a 0.8 gain high contrast screen with the hs20.....
    and im very happy with the results. :D
    best wishes and regards
    nick.
     
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    as your not getting much help from people in here, you could also call a few manufacturers and let them know what projector you have and they will be able to recommend a screen for you...then call a few others and see if their results match up....as far as I believe, if your projector's brightness is not very good then get a higher gain screen (which compensates for your projectors brightness deficiency) and if your contrast ratio isnt the best then I believe you could look at a greyer screen to help those blacks. Then you have other factors to consider like how dark your room is going to be etc. Good luck.

    Best to ask those kind of questions to the vendors you call :)
     

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