I'm having a bit of a problem trying to find the 'best projector' for my situation.
I've been reading these forms (and others) for several months now. Deciphering information from various websites, from the experts, casual users, and salesmen can be a bit overwhelming. I hope I can get some good information so I can pull the trigger on a projector.Budget
-Trying to keep price under $1200 (refurb, used, new) will spend a little more for the right projectorMy room situation is
-partial ambient light in room
-150 inch Matte white Elite screen
-Projector would need to be between 15-17 feet away; level with the bottom of the screen (I usually check projector central for the right measurements)
-would like 3d but not a necessity, especially if it means I'll see a huge drop off in picture brightness and quality
(Comcast offers 3d, wondering if 3d capabale units would work for Cable?)
-We watch sports, an occasional movie. (the kids love 3d)
-vaulted ceiling with a fan in the middle (ceiling mount not an option at the moment)What I've tried
-Purchased an optoma GT750e prematurely- it worked great during the evening (very bright and colorful!) however, during the day the ambient light washed majority of the picture away. In addition, having a projector sitting in the middle of the living room (short throw) was a huge eye sore.Projectors I'm looking at-
I'm open to any make, model of projector. I have no biases or brand loyalty. I just want the best bang for my buck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
(edited- from 'well lit' to 'partially lit' room to reflect a more accurate description of the room)