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Hi, newbie here and trying to decide on a projector. Have narrowed down to the Epson 8700 or 9350 and looking for any advice - I haven't been able to find much on the 9350 but the dealer recommends it. I understand it's essentially an upgraded 8350 and from my reading of the specs it seem very similar to the 8700 (2000 lumen vs 1600 lumen but only 50000 contrast instead of 200000?) They both have a spare bulb but the 9350 has a 3 year warranty while the 8700 has 2 year.

The room will be large (approx 27' x 15') but expect to only use about 3/4 of the area for the actual "theater" area. I'm planning to use a fixed 106" screen, probably at the lower end (Elite Sable?) or possibly a 100" motorized.

There will be some light issues as there is a patio door and a largish window which I don't expect to be able to completely darken even with blackout curtains.

Any advice/thoughts greatly appreciated - this will be my first projector.

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Hi, newbie here and trying to decide on a projector. Have narrowed down to the Epson 8700 or 9350 and looking for any advice - I haven't been able to find much on the 9350 but the dealer recommends it. I understand it's essentially an upgraded 8350 and from my reading of the specs it seem very similar to the 8700 (2000 lumen vs 1600 lumen but only 50000 contrast instead of 200000?) They both have a spare bulb but the 9350 has a 3 year warranty while the 8700 has 2 year.

The room will be large (approx 27' x 15') but expect to only use about 3/4 of the area for the actual "theater" area. I'm planning to use a fixed 106" screen, probably at the lower end (Elite Sable?) or possibly a 100" motorized.

There will be some light issues as there is a patio door and a largish window which I don't expect to be able to completely darken even with blackout curtains.

Any advice/thoughts greatly appreciated - this will be my first projector.

thanks

The only upgrade from 8350 to 9350 is case color and one more year warranty. The 9350 is sold dealer only and commands a higher price. Get the 8700. Much better projector. If you want to compare the two, then compare 8350 with 8700, but it should be a no brainier. Any dealer that recommends the 9350 over the 8700, walk away from him. Buy the 8700 from AVS and get the free extra bulb. Nearly anybody can mount a LCD projector like the 8700. The projector can be mounted 10'-4" to 22'-1" from the 106" screen. Closer means brighter. Farther means dimmed, but higher contrast. I would ceiling mount centered on screen (reasonably close even works due to horizontal lens shift) shoot for around 12' for screen to lens distance. You could actually install this projector using your eyeball for measurements and it would work.
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thanks a lot - ordered an 8700 and a fixed Elite Primevision 106" - will install after renos and painting is finished (dark red walls and black ceiling).
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