I'm in the process of finishing my basement. I have the theater room all framed with stage and all that fun stuff. The room is 13.5 x 16. It's a bat cave with a 2.35 screen. Some material will be viewed using the ghetto version of CIH and zooming onto a 58 x 136 screen. I assume most material (DVD, HD on cable and over the air) though will be viewed on a masked screen of 58 x 104. At this time, seating will be 5 seats curved about 13 feet to 15 feet from screen. Sure I would like two rows and can do that in the future. However, at this time I just need the single row in back of room.
My question is this: Should I buy a better quality 720p projector, or a cheap quality 1080p projector? Looks like cheap 1080p will cost around $2,600 so I'm close to the price range I've listed in this thread's title. I have 5 in the family and that's the majority watching. When people come over and watch a movie, adults will sit in back and kids will be in front of us on the floor or other forms of seating.
Knowing all this, would you buy 720p or 1080p? In two years, buying a new projector will be an option so I could always upgrade to a 1080p at that time when prices have dropped substantially. However, something in me says I should by 1080p now instead of the 720p. Help me out please!!!!