I'm something of newbie. We need a really good projector for two purposes:
1.) to use in a relatively small office to be mounted above and behind me to project on the opposite wall - a vision condition makes it imperative that I see reflected light at a distance instead of radiated light from screen.
The room isn't large, so I'd need it to be able to be seen in daylight on a gray screen. Distance to screen: about nine feet.
Also given the size of the room, it would be good if it weren't extremely loud.
2.) We also want to be able to use it for public events in decent-sized halls, although I presume we'd have some flexibility of placement there.
So we need four things: flexibility:
*adjustable throw distance, including very close - is that possible?
*and also adjustable lens so the image can be shifted down, up, left, right, etc., and then stabilized fo the plane of the screen,
*image quality - DEFINITELY not a 720 projector
*no risk of rainbowing, if that's still there
*brightness enough for public use
*not crazy loud.
We can probably go up to about $4000 for this, including everything.
Any recommendations? Thanks in advance!