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1080p from 16ft from screen

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    I am planning on upgrading to 1080p. I would like to buy refurbished or new. I would like to avoid a ceiling mount . My projector sits about five feet up on my bookshehelf, well ventilated. It is about 16ft from my screen . 3d would be a bonus . My budget is below $650.
    It will need to project onto a 120 inch 16x9 screen and fill the screen. We sit about 11ft. back.
    Suggestions for a good budget DLP or LCD . ? Thanks in advance !!
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    I think I will be getting a Epson 8345r. Great price on refurbished, and I'm smack in the middle of the throw distance of 11.9 to 25 ft.
    I'm a bit concerned about the size of unit, it is a beast .
     
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    It will not be bright enough. Can you reduce screen size or move it closer to screen?

    With the lens 16' from screen and a 120" diagonal screen, it will only put out 13 foot lamberts. The desired minimum is 14-16. And once the bulb dims a little, it will be even worse.
     
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    Hmmm... , thanks for this info Jim!! Did you get the lamberts information on the projector screen calculator web page?
    Do you know of any projector that can throw from that distance and get more light ? I am having trouble locating any. It seems like their should be many projectors that are made for the classroom/boardroom that would work.
    I guess I could go down to a 110 inch 16x9 , but I really wanted a 120 inch.
    Thanks!! Todd
     
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    Hi Jim,
    Thanks for your time and reply ! I was assured that the 8350 and 8345 would work well at 16ft. When I did the calculations at 120inch it gives a range of 12ft to 25ft. So 16ft puts me in the middle. I'm still looking into paying an electrician to do the ceiling wiring. Thanks , Todd
     
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    I just got an Optoma HD141X for $550 new (Amazon). But they design their projectors with an "offset" so you either need it below the bottom of the screen or inverted above the screen. With a cheap ceiling mount it's a great deal for new. I'm projecting onto a 110" diagonal screen from about 13' throw and the picture quality is great.

    Basic specs:
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    DLP technology
     
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    Yes, it will give you the right size image, but it will be too dim.
     
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    Thanks Jim! I understand. I'm pretty positive I'm going to ceiling mount, which means I will most likely be getting a BenQ 1075 which I hear is a fantastic budget projector , and it has 3d. Appreciate your guidance! Todd
     
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