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post #1 of 5 Old 11-07-2007, 02:02 PM - Thread Starter
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Ok guys, I have about $3,500 coming to spend on a new projector setup. The max distance from the screen can be 17", and it's in a finished basement with no windows and no ambient light. Help me Obi Swans!
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Ok guys, I have about $3,500 coming to spend on a new projector setup. The max distance from the screen can be 17", and it's in a finished basement with no windows and no ambient light. Help me Obi Swans!

Holy cow.. that's certainly opening a potential explosion of responses.

First, take some time to look through the posts that are on the top of the page. Pay attention to the ones that focus upon technical data instead of personal opinions. Once you have an idea as to what the basic offerings are, move down and look at the discussions in the rest of this forum.

Asking what's best is most likely just going to end up in a free for all discussion that is already well covered by several posts.

You also have to decide if that $3500 is for the projector alone, or the projector and screen (plus mounting).

I don't mean to sound non-helpful, of course, it's just that I believe that you should gain an idea of the basics before sifting through other's opinions. It will help you be happier with your final decision, instead of being upset that any one person could lead you astray.
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Ok guys, I have about $3,500 coming to spend on a new projector setup. The max distance from the screen can be 17", and it's in a finished basement with no windows and no ambient light. Help me Obi Swans!


Don't you mean 17 feet?
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You'll need a mount for about $149 (Chief Universal)
An HDMI cable for about $69 (33 feet)
Screen (from $500-$2500) beginners should consider Da-Lite or Carada for value
This leave $2300 for a PJ if you have and AVR and sources such as a disk player or other

You then are limited to budget 1080p or very decent 720p

I am also assuming you have your seating, refreshment center and power conditioning taken care of ...
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Wilson Designer White Laminate 5' x 10' DIY screen - $100-150 for materials
Panasonic PT-AE2000U - $2699
Cables, mount, accessories - rest of remaining $650 in budget

Gives you ~120" screen, which is a very good size for that room.

In any case, pick a nice projector in your budget first, then pick a screen, and finally anything else needed. Don't pick up everything else first and then skimp on your projector.
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