The combination of lens and offset make the IN8606HD ideal for either table placement or a ceiling mount. The 1.5:1 manual zoom lens, rare among inexpensive video projectors, allows the projector to display a 100" diagonal image from 10' 1" to 15' 2" of throw. The lens has a fixed throw offset of 14% of image height, so the bottom edge of that 100" diagonal image will be 7" above the lens centerline if the projector is table mounted (or 7" below if ceiling mounted).
The IN8606HD also includes a 12V trigger, which is especially useful if you have a motorized screen. The 12V trigger can be used with a number of other accessories and is typically found on more costly home theater models, so its inclusion in the IN8606HD is a pleasant surprise.
As for screen selection, it depends largely on application. In a dark theater, Movie mode's 703 lumens are enough to light a 120" diagonal 1.3 gain screen to 21 foot-Lamberts, giving you a poppy, compelling picture. If you want to use Eco-mode, you can get similar screen brightness by using a 100" diagonal screen instead of a 120"; this also allows you to switch into high lamp mode when watching 3D. In moderate ambient light, Presentation mode's 1085 lumens will create a compelling picture on an 80" diagonal screen, but attempting to use the projector on a larger screen or in brighter light would require Bright mode.
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