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post #1 of 3 Old 01-09-2013, 10:31 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi All,

I get my bonus soon and with some Christmas money and what I have saved over the last few months I want to setup a theatre in my Dinning/Kitchen area.



First of all the Projector. I wanted to get a 1080P 3D Enabled projector. My first choice was the Optoma HD300X 1080P but I will only be able to get a maximum throw of about 3 meters. This would make for a miserable small screen and not optimal for 3D viewing at all.

I then saw the Optoma GT750HD. This has a short throw for rooms my size, but because it has no zoom and my max height of projection is 1.45 meters I will have to have the projector just 1.6Meters (5.5ft) from the wall. Is this going to be too short for the brightness level of this projector?

So......Does anyone know of a 1080P 3D projector in the price range of the HD300X with a short throw lens that would give a 1.45 meter high projection from a maximum of 3 meters?

Secondly can anyone recommend a low cost ceiling mount that is easy to adjust. The HD750 has no zoom so will have to have the lens exactly 20cm below the ceiling.

Third Question (Sorry). I have read some post about users buying Blueray players that are not compatible with their projector. Does anyone know of a sub £100 3D BlueRay movie player that will play 3D on the HD750X.


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Check out AVS member Smackrabbit's website, he reviews equipment.
http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/secrets-product-reviews.html

I have the Panasonic BDT210 for use as a calibration pattern source and a backup BR player.. had to use it the other day when my Samsung player would not pay the new MIB disk. You can find it's review on the above site.
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After a lot searching I found the BenqW1070. It is 1080P Full 3D with a short throw. Also comes with Lens Shift. It seems to support most popular standards of 3D.

Price is as low as £699 and I have heard under $1000 in the US. If you are looking for a projector for a small room then I suggest you at least look at this as an option.

http://www.froogle.richersounds.com/product/projectors/benq/w1070/benq-w1070
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