I have a rooftop apartment in the city with a fairly huge private terrace. I'm planning on buying a DLP or LCD projector so that I can play movies (and more importantly, Rock Band :P) on my patio. But I'm nearly completely ignorant when it comes to projectors.
All I know is, because there are very few tall buildings in the neighbourhood, light pollution is not a huge factor, but the area will be far from pitch-black.
The patio is about 18 feet deep, and I would like to position it as far away from the wall as possible. (i.e. the full 18 feet.)
720p is preferable, but not not a huge concern.
Ideally, I'd like the projector to sit about 9 feet off the ground, to avoid people walking in front of it, but still operate right-side up as I will have no cieling onto which I'll be able to attach it
But it's also not a huge concern.
In the end, I would like the image do be ~200" diagonal. (it's a big wall :P)
I'll be plugging in a DIVX DVD player and/or an xbox 360, so it needs to have at least component inputs. (VGA will do; I can just purchase the adapter
I found this one: http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...32&cid=333.249
Can anyone offer any advice?
Additionally, if anyone has a suitable projector to sell, I'd be interested in hearing about it. (I'm in Toronto.)
Many thanks to all
EDIT: I should prolly mention that money is indeed a concern
I'm definitely looking for something used