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So I have been borrowing a projector from work for my BYT, and now I am ready to purchase my own.
keeping it between $400-700 what would be a good projector to get?
Was hoping for around 2000 or more lumens. I have submitted this also to the BYT website where I have been posting recently.


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theres decent ones out there for $600. the one i have is a optoma EP721 DLP projector with over 2000 lumins. onsale for $569.
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I will check that out. Do you use it in the daylight too? Is Optoma a new brand? I am not familiar with them.

I can get it for $543.00 on CDW
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I will check that out. Do you use it in the daylight too? Is Optoma a new brand? I am not familiar with them.

I can get it for $543.00 on CDW

i got mine from radio shack. NO PROJECTOR is going to work during the day outside. i can use a 1500 Lumen in the garage with the door closed and curtains closed. optoma is not new. then have been around.
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Do you still like the projector? I seen in past threads you were not a big fan of it initially.
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Do you still like the projector? I seen in past threads you were not a big fan of it initially.

it works good when i can use it outside and it will fill the whole screen(12x7) at the same distance i had the boxlight . it appears to have a digital zoom too which i have not used yet. and sense i got the s-video cable it works good so far. when i use it in the garage when its too cold or rainy to sit outside its closer to the screen so the manual zoom is not has effective. the father away it is from the screen the more effective the zoom is. so i like it. i have to prop it up from the rear though to aim it down so it will aim at the screen and not shoot over. so i like it. just takes some getting used to and figuring it out.
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So would you say it's a solid projector for movies and outdoor theater showing?
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Dell 4210X DLP Multimedia Projector with 3,500 Lumens a bit over your budget, but the previous model 4100 is still available out there.

At 2,500 Lumens they also have 1409X which is in your budget.

I've had great luck with both of my Dell PJs and the support is excellent!
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I am trying to stay away from Dell, not because it's Dell, but because CDW doesn't sel Dell.
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So would you say it's a solid projector for movies and outdoor theater showing?

i would say the optoma is a solid projector so far.
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