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Topic: 12m x 6m airscreen, suitable projector question.
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I'm looking to set up an outdoor cinema with a matt white 12 x 6m airscreen, to fill that screen with a decent dvd image what resolution would be the minimum I would need?

According to airscreen 10,000 lumens is the recommended brightness for this size screen.

Any recommendations/advice?

Any help is greatly appreciated,

Tom
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DVD is not HD so it almost doesn't matter what resolution you go with. But, to find a 10,000 lumen projector, you basically will get almost only get solid resolution projectors as those are VERY high end units.

ie: $30,000 and up.

See the search results here, the only requirement is 10,000 lumens or more:
http://www.projectorcentral.com/projectors.cfm?mfg_id=any&res_id=any&ar=0&td=&is=&bll=10000&bul=any&cll=any&cul=any&wll=any&wul=any&prll=any&prul=any&an=0&dvi=-1&trig=1
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Tom, I wouold recommend the 10k box from Sanyo or Eiki as your entry level unit. If you want to really spend some money, look at the Christie and Barco projectors.

Bob Deutsch
[Edited by AV_Integrated on May 23, 2006 at 10:34 AM]
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The solution depends on your venue. If you can limit the ambient or surrounding light that hits your projection surface, you won't need such a bright projector, and can save yourself a bunch of $. Ambient light bleaches your contrast, making a higher brightness projector necessary to compete against the no-longer-perfect-black background. Amazingly, I've seen a 3500 lumen projector fill a 40' wide screen in perfect dark. It looked great, but if any ambient light hit the screen, it destroyed the image. Usually outdoor cinema has a lot of ambient light, so a 7,700 lumen to 10,000 lumen projctor is wise...but awkardly heavy. Feel free to call me if you'd like to chat more about it.

Stuart
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tel. 866.802.8202

[Edited by Open Air Cinema on May 16, 2006 at 3:06 AM]

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