Good night folks!
I now I'm new here, but for the past few days I read a lot trying to figure out the most cost effective PJ for this small auditorium inside a museum located in Taubate, Brazil. This museum is dedicated to a comedian that was quite popular in Brazil back in the 60's and 70's for his movies and live shows (Mazzaropi).
This is the hotsite for the exhibit that we made this year in memoriam for Mazzaropi's 100th birthday, just in case you guys are interested. (http://www.centenariomazzaropi.com.br/
Enough about the location lets talk projection!
We have a theater like 2nd floor "projection room" centered and located 60 ft from the screen in the other end of the auditorium, this area is framed on the wall and measures approximately 23x13 ft (16:9).
The venue has 350 seats and our primary purpose is to exhibit Mazzaropi's movies, but sometimes this place will also be used as a conference room.
On my recent research i found these PJ that would suit my needs:
**Mitsubishi WD3300U DLP Projector ~ US$ 6k with proper lensmitsubishi
**Vivitek D5000 XGA Digital Projector ~ US$ 3k with proper lens (XGA i know but much cheaper)vivitek
**Sanyo PLC-WM5500L ~ US$ 5k with proper lens (just couple years old and discontinuing? anyone knows why?)sanyo
**Panasonic PTD6000US DLP Projector ~ US$ 7k with proper lenspanasonic
besides all these DLP's i also took a look at this LCD:
**Christie lx505 ~ US$ 5k with stock lens (calculator says they'll do the trick)Christie
and a completely different approach would be to buy an used, older and much higher class PJ, like the:
**Panasonic PT-DW7000U DLP Projector ~ US$ 6k with proper lenspanasonic II
Taking in consideration the given budget, what would you guys do??
Sorry if I wrote too much! any help will be deeply appreciated!