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which projector and screen size
11 replies to this topic
Posted October 13 2012 - 11:38 AM
I have a 10 x 14 room with a 10' height. The screen will be on a 10x10x10 wall the projector on the ceiling or back wall 14' away. I'm leaning to a painted screen at this point. Wondering what the max screen size I can paint and height off floor. Need to have room L/R of screen for speakers. Not really into 3D or games. Hope this is enough info. What can I get on low end of say $5-600 or at the high side of my budget of $1000 or so.
Posted October 13 2012 - 11:58 AM
I answered you in the other secion, but you should be able to use a 100" diagonal screen(depending on the speakers you use). It's 49" X 87" plus 2-3" all around for a nice black border trim. As far as the height of screen, the rule of thumb is to have your eye level(when seated) approx. 1/3 up from the bottom of screen. Projector - You need to decide if you want DLP or LCD, although most of the good choices under $1,000 are DLP. What will your throw distance be(lens to screen, when mounted)?
Posted October 13 2012 - 12:44 PM
12 feet, total room is 14'
Posted October 13 2012 - 01:14 PM
I'll take a look at that, but in the meantime I found great reviews on this puppy Panasonic PT-AR100U
Posted October 13 2012 - 02:15 PM
I'll take a look at that, but in the meantime I found great reviews on this puppy Panasonic PT-AR100UYes, but it's over $1,000. Another good choice for LCD is the Epson 8350 For DLP I would recommend the Mitsubishi HC4000, about $1,200. Excellent projector.
Posted October 13 2012 - 02:44 PM
ok those are good possibilities, I read the reviews. Now if we want to take the budget down to say 600-700 any suggestions are that price level.
Posted October 13 2012 - 08:03 PM
How did you get from a $1,000 budget to $700? If you're talking $700, you would need to buy a 720p projector, such as the Optoma HD66. I would not do it. I would save more money.
Posted October 13 2012 - 09:18 PM
I don't want the 720, so scratch that idea, I was just thinking of an alternative. thanks
Posted October 14 2012 - 05:49 AM
I'll take a look at that, but in the meantime I found great reviews on this puppy
Ok so in a dlp 1080 config we have
Panasonic PT-AR100U about $1300
Mitsubishi HC4000 about $1000
and found BenQ ep5920 about $800 review
any others to consider?
Posted October 14 2012 - 03:48 PM
I have a 3000 lumens LED projector purchased from HDProjectorworld.com I have had very good luck with it! I have had several projectors in the past, but this one blows them all away! I am using a 100 inch diagonal screen from DA-LITE. Total cost delivered for both projector and screen was under $800 I have a friend who purchased a DLP projector from these people several years ago and has not had a problem with it. This unit has short throw capability, and inputs for standard video and audio, composite video, HDMI, Suyper Video, and an input for a PC so you can play games if so desired. Using a blu ray DVD player gives excellent results! Picture is still good with a standard DVD player The up side is LED bulbs last on an average of 20,000 to 25,ooo hours and are about 1/4 the cost of standard projector bulbs. Standard bulbs last from 2,000 to 5,000 hours if you're lucky!
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