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Old 04-24-2013, 10:58 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone,

I need help deciding on a projector that will best suite my man cave which is a light controlled basement. Ceiling height 8.5 ft. / width of wall I plan to project on is 138inches (11.5ft), and the length of my basement area is 17ft. I plan to buy a screen 110" which seems to be the max I can do for my ceiling height. I recently bought the Benq W1070 which I haven't installed yet but upon further research according to Projector Central's throw distance calculator in order to achieve a 110 screen i will have to sit the projector 12ft away (but my space is 17ft total). so it's obviously going to be in front of my seating and I read its not an ideal projector for a controlled light home theater. I'm willing to take it back and get possibly the Epson 8350 which throw distance seems to be more ideal for my space. In order to achieve a 110" size it says the projector has to be just about 15" away which would probably be right underneath or behind my chairs more ideally. I'm not sure what I should do stick with W1070 I already bought or exchange it for the more expensive 8350. Please help someone. Thanks!!!!!

P.S. 3D capability isn't that important. I just went with this projector because of the great price.
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:14 PM
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sharp XV Z30000 is selling around $1800-1900 and should be better than either of those and includes 2 sets of glass for 3D range for 110 is 11.5-22.9'
Check in the over $3000 projector forum as there is an owners thread there because it's original price was around $4000. I think it is one of the best bangs for the buck atm.. No I do not have one, the wife won't let me spend the money..

Edit.. sorry missed the $1200 range..

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Spend some time and/or post in the "Digital Projectors - Under $3000" forum, where lots of these discussions occur and you'll get more immediate feedback.

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Old 04-26-2013, 10:02 AM
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I would go with the benq calculator instead of the projector central one for the w1070. I just mounted mine last night on a 8 foot ceiling room at 10.5 feet back and I got 122".
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