new home theater projector

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    I am making a new home theater but dont know what projector is the best for the price. I dont want to spend more than a one thousand and want a 120 inch screen. Mostly used for movies and TV. i am thinking about Ben Q HT2050. is this a good one, or any other ideas?
     
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    I think you need to supply a little more information to get better ideas of what you want. This will help us help you if we knew the answers to these questions:

    • What is the size of your room?
    • Is the room in question light controlled? Do you have the ability to shut out all lights in it?
    • What distance will the projector be from the screen?
    • Do you already have the 120" screen, or are you looking for a projector/screen combination - and what would be the budget for the projector and the screen if you don't already have a screen?
     
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    I went with an Epson 8345 projector due to the location of an existing mounting point. I needed a different throw length than the BenQ provided even though I did seriously look at them. Check out the optimum throw distance and see if it fits your room and screen size - http://www.projectorcentral.com/BenQ-HT2050-projection-calculator-pro.htm

    I also went with a 103" DIY screen. It took a weekend to make and cost $75 at the time to make. I think it would cost about $90 now.
     
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    Room size is approx 25ft x 14ft x 8ft high. Room has no windows and can be completely dark (in our basement). Projector will be approx 13 feet from screen? We are building a new home so it can be wherever it needs to be. Ideally I do not want to spend more than 1000k for both screen and projector but i can go up to 1300k max.
     
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    With the specs/budget given - Sorry, I ended up going $2.00 over your your max value...but it looks like it will work for you...

    You didn't mention anything about what else you would need for that budget - but you can get the projector mounted and pointed at a fixed screen. You will still have to buy components and cables to hook the whole thing up and make it functional. Not to mention the surround sound system, and if you want to add extra 3D glasses and such...your budget will have to go higher.

    Here is what I came up with:


    — 120” screen - $464.00 - https://www.projectorpeople.com/Elite-Sable-Frame-2-Series-ER120WH2/Screen/36049

    — BenQ HT2050 Projector:

    Also found the specs and viewing distance numbers for that projector and a 120" screen - it will be able to be fit into your room and work...
    BenQ-Distance-Calculator.png

    https://www.projectorpeople.com/BenQ-HT2050/Projector/38591

    Cost: $749.00

    - Mount

    https://www.projectorpeople.com/Sanus-Systems-VMPR1-Universal-Projector-Mount,-Black/Accessory/21603

    Cost: $89.00

    Total Cost: $1302
     

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