and thisSanyo shipping PLC-XL50 short-throw projector
Sure, Sanyo's PLC-XL50 only features a 1,024 x 768 resolution, 2,000 lumens and a 4:3 aspect ratio, but all of that matters quite a bit less once you realize that it can beam out an 80-inch image with just 3-inches of space. You heard right kiddos, this thing only needs three tiny inches to totally take over your wall, and subsequently, the mounting options here are nearly endless. Additionally, it sports a built-in mono speaker, VGA input / output, audio in / out and a price tag of $3,295. Quite the premium for the short-throw goodness, eh?
That seems to make a lot of sense. In fact, you'd probably want to consider specialty screens when using such short-throw projectors that are designed to capture the light from these extreme angles and reflect it out towards the audience.Jes Webb said:My tech is a Lucas Arts certified projectionist. In fact, he will be leaving to do an install for a well known actor in LA next week.
He wanted me to mention that unless something is going on that he doesn't know about then the shorter the focal length the more difficult it can be to get a crisp clear focus. He also said that the edges may be considerably softer than the center of the image.
I am just mentioning this so you know what to look for when you make your purchase.
That's a great point.What about short throw projectors? It would seem that most of the light would be reflected off the back of the screen instead of passed through. Hmmm...