Hi Everyone! My TD has asked if we can afford to create a digital cyc for the next show ... and so the research has begun! The Problem: We have a 40'x20' white cyc with roughly 8' of clearance between it and the back wall. We would like to use rear projection for this solution and still be able to compete with reflected stage lights. We have maybe $35k max for the project and already have computers, software, and cabling, so just need the projectors and lenses. Due to the space requirements, multiple projectors with short throw lenses will be needed. Research: The Barco lens(EN57) is only compatible with their compact projector types(<=4500 lumens). So that's out. The Sony lens(VPLL-3003) is only compatible with their lower output projectors(<6000 lumens). So that's out. The Epson lens(ELPLX01) is only compatible with their G series projectors (<=8500 lumens) and the lower output L series projectors(<=8000 lumens). (Lens is $4750) So that's out. Christie has the 121-127101-XX lens compatible with DXG1051-Q 10k lumen projector for $6800 (plus the lens for $7700 - ouch!). The Panasonic lens(DLE-030) fits the PT-DX100ULK 10k lumen projector for $7000(plus the lens for $3600). So, perhaps this one. At 8' the XGA image size is 15x20ft, the WXGA size is 12x19, and the WUXGA size is 13.3x21.2. Three of these projectors, one CS, SL, and SR on end would produce close to full cyc coverage from 20x35 to 20x39.9. However, this doesn't include edge blending allowances (QLab). The projectors can run on edge to enable this solution but the 'portrait mode' requires a special $1000 lamp set and lasts 1000 hours instead of 3000. Gah! This is my current 'solution' but it needs work. Questions: Have you tried any sort of full-stage rear projection solution(and what were your results)? What do you recommend? Do you think the current proposed solution would work? Do you have other ideas for doing this(short of a 200k video wall?) Any input you can offer would be greatly appreciated!