Which projector for outdoor and occasional indoor use.
I just bought a Gemmy 12 ft inflatable projector screen. I wanted to purchase a sub $500 projector that would be bright enough to display outside when there is a little light before sundown. I know almost all projectors can't compete with the sunlight. It is mostly for kids movies, sporting events and some video gaming. Quality doesn't have to be 1080 but would like picture to be clear and colorful. I am also using it occasionally in my basement projecting to wall.
My choices are:
1. JVC LX-W50 from Microcenter for $300 (5000 lumens)
2. Epson Powerlite 475w from Craigslist for $125 (2600 lumens but item is broken per user - "recently started projecting with green light, can see picture perfectly but green light in background, could be bulb but not sure." - I was going to either replace bulb or have it fixed at repair shop.
3. Benq w1070 for $450 if on sale again (2000 lumen)
4. Optoma HD142X from Craigslist for $420 (3000 lumen)
Or something else if someone can recommend one.