Originally Posted by rd7723
Hey i really appreciate the response, thanx so much for your time and input. i am gonna make my decision by friday.
Hey, no problem. Others on these forums have helped me out immensely. Just one other thing.....The minimum 15' dimension from the back to the front of the room assumes a 120" screen. With a 110 or 100" screen, you can have a smaller room.
My experience tells me that the difference between 120" and 92" is pretty dramatic (my friend has an 82" Mits"); especially for 3D. Honestly, if you can make it work, I'd save the dough and go for the projector. It's a little more work, but, I think, worth it.
If you're really willing to spend more money, you might want to do a search on "Ultimate 3D" on the the AVS forum. There's some more higher end passive 3D stuff going on which would involve a silver screen, filters, dual projectors (dual 2D projectors can give you a passive 3D image), etc. which works really (and I mean really) well. If you read the thread, you will learn a LOT. For 2D projection, you can get a standard 1.0/.1/.2 gain screen which you can pull down in front of the silver screen as hot spots are a problem with these higher gain screens for 2D.
If your budget permits, this might be the way for you to go. It's substantially more work, but, long term, it might be well worth it. If I were going to spend 4 or 5 grand, I would definitely go in that direction rather than the 92" Mits. Like I say though, it'll take some getting up to speed, planning, and tweaking. If that isn't your bag of tea, don't bother. I'm waiting for passive 3D to come down in price. The Acer is a bridge for me until that time comes.
Hope all works out well for you.