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Can you guys recommed a good pj for indoor / outdoor use? I am lloking to spend less that a grand but would like to get a quality projector.
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Whatever projector you buy with the features you like will work for indoors and outdoors. However, I would recommend a 16:9 based projector.

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is there a lumen rating I should look for? any other special features i should consider?
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Viewsonic PJ551D DLP® Projector is at Sams for less than $ 600. I am looking for a low level entry system to try. I already have a screen that is 10' diag.
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I would also lamp life and replacement costs. Here's something to read

http://backyardtheater.com/forums/in...p?topic=2735.0

As to lumens, the brighter the pj, the typically earlier to watch- maybe 20-30 minutes depending on the weather/time of dusk. I would also consider as good a resolution as you can get- a 1024x768 XGA pj = 576p only for 16:9/movie material so this would be the bare minimum for projection.


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Sanyo z5 gets the job done on my 20 foot screen...

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Maybe you can try 25 ft.
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I was able to purchase a Benq PE7700 DLP HD 16:9 with full factory warranty directly from the factory (REFURB) last year for $800. It's a notable improvement over my 4:3 XGA Benq PB6200. Either of my PJ's will project fine to any screen size I have seen here. I'm running 8 x 16 feet in the backyard with no problems. Could go bigger.

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