advice on projectors

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  1. mikeNoia

    mikeNoia Auditioning

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    I need help. Looking to buy a new flat screen or projector. My room is large enoung to handle a 10' screen. During the daylight hours there's some sunlight in the room plus it opens to the kitchen and will be subject to that area lighting. I'd love to have a projector (more screen size). Are there some projectors that aren't affected by some light in the room that don't cost an extreme amount of money?
     
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    That room is definitely not the ideal situation. You would need to get a higher lumen projector, and go with a gray screen. You need to do some reading at Projectorcentral.com. You can do a projector search there based on your budget, DLP or LCD, etc.
     
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    I'm going to bank that the bargain SP5000 from Infocus will meet your needs.

    I had to pretty much flood my room with light to get the performance to notice-ably deteriorate, I was shocked at how good it was.
     
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    John, What kind of screen are you using with your Infocus SP5000?
     
  5. John S

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    The free white screen... Nothing special at all.

    The 76" size help a lot. The projector is really bright at that screen size and throw.


    The Infocus store also allows a 30 day return. So there is virtually no risk to try it out. Look for a cieling mount on Ebay though. I found the Infocus mount and extension for a decent deal, but in looking at it, if I had it to do over again, I think I would of saved 1/2 and went with one of the ebay mounts. The ebay mounts can be found by searching on the projector model number.
     

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