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#1 of 12 lipets

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Posted October 13 2012 - 07:38 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.

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Posted October 13 2012 - 07:58 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)?

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Posted October 13 2012 - 08:44 AM

12 feet, total room is 14'

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Posted October 13 2012 - 08:58 AM

Go to projectorcentral and figure some stuff out...(answered your other thread as well) http://www.projector...al.com/home.cfm Until you know the features/benefits/drawacks of LCD and DLP you won't know where to start.

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Posted October 13 2012 - 09:14 AM

I'll take a look at that, but in the meantime I found great reviews on this puppy Panasonic PT-AR100U

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Posted October 13 2012 - 10:15 AM

I'll take a look at that, but in the meantime I found great reviews on this puppy Panasonic PT-AR100U

Yes, 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.

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Posted October 13 2012 - 10:44 AM

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.

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Posted October 13 2012 - 04:03 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.

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Posted October 13 2012 - 05:18 PM

I don't want the 720, so scratch that idea, I was just thinking of an alternative.


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Posted October 14 2012 - 01:49 AM

Originally Posted by Jim Mcc 


Yes, 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.


Originally Posted by lipets 

I'll take a look at that, but in the meantime I found great reviews on this puppy
Panasonic PT-AR100U


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?


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Posted October 14 2012 - 10:09 AM

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? tks

 

The Pan. AR100U is LCD. I'm sticking with my recommendation of the EXCELLENT HC4000.

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Posted October 14 2012 - 11:48 AM

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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