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Need help picking out a projector and screen (1 Viewer)

Mike W-

Dec 27, 2004
I am trying to make a HT on a tight budget of around $1100 for the screen, projector, and receiver, but I keep finding more options.

I have a small living room that I will put my projector on about 9' away from the screen. The screen will be a pull down one that hangs above my patio door.

I would say starting out, I would be watching 70% tv shows that are recorded on my pc and 30% dvds. Over time that could change tho.

I was first looking at the epson s1+ because I found it for around $750. Then I found the epson 10+ that is native 16:9 and has component in for the dvd. And the reviews I've read say the 10+ has less screen door effect. Both that the same bulb $200 for 2,000 hrs (on the 10+ it has a theater black mode that say up to 3,000 hrs)

I did look at the InFocus ScreenPlay 4805 that is around the same price as the 10+, but the bulb is $400 for 2,000 hrs.

The tvauthority.com deal caught my eye, but I need a pull down screen and I alreay have LOTR extended Trilogy. I could always get that and try to ebay the screen and LOTR.

As for the screen, the one that I think I might get is 84x84 GLASS BEAD DALITE VIDEO SCREEN from ebay for $139 cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5701940493 (sorry I am not able to hyper link yet):b
My patio blinds are about 80" across so this would cover them completely.

I will be asking my questions about the receiver in hopefully the proper form (Receivers/Separates/Amps)

Any help is greatly appreciated

Jim Mcc

Senior HTF Member
Feb 11, 2004
Oconomowoc, WI.
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Mike, you can get a projector and screen for $1100, but not a receiver also. If you have a Costco near you, I read on another forum that they are selling the 4805 now for $999 after rebates.

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