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A friend of mine asked for advice. Any ideas?
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Need a lot more info in order to answer such an open ended question.

Is 3D important?
Is placement flexibility important?
Is gaming important?

A 720p projector will probably start around 400-500 bucks, a 3D 720p starts around 700. A 1080p 2D projector starts around 800 and a 1080p 3D projector would start around 1500.

If gaming is important than pay attention to lag times, it's not a spec that's often quoted so it may take some research to find a projector with low lag time.

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Need a lot more info in order to answer such an open ended question.
Is 3D important?
Is placement flexibility important?
Is gaming important?
A 720p projector will probably start around 400-500 bucks, a 3D 720p starts around 700. A 1080p 2D projector starts around 800 and a 1080p 3D projector would start around 1500.
If gaming is important than pay attention to lag times, it's not a spec that's often quoted so it may take some research to find a projector with low lag time.

No 3D and no gaming. 1080P. What would you get for up to 2K?
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That's an easy one but does partly depend on the screen size and how often you like to replace lamps, but overall I'd say the JVC B-Stock RS-40 or RS-45 from the forum sponsor (if they have any left).
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A friend of mine asked for advice. Any ideas?

Yeah, tell your friend you have no idea what he should get.
What experience do you have with PJ's. How many have you owned? Tell us your experience with PJ's.
If none, then tell him that. If you have had a few PJ's, share your experience . It's honest and to the point. You can point him to how to research PJ's, and let him know as he researches it , what is right for him will start to be clear to him. Then as he narrows it down, he can post in this forum, the final choices and ask the rest of us to compare them, pro's and con's. That is how some of us picked our PJ's. I researched pro reviews and user reviews and forum rooms.
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Some people aren't interested in all the technical mumbo jumbo and would like to just purchase something and use it and have it be good and not crap. If his friend was interested in all the tech specs, he probably would've already looked it up. Friends of mine ask me for advice on av stuff all the time cause they don't care to learn about the differences between DLP, LCD, Lcos or what a dynamic iris is....they just want a projector with a good picture.

For the OP:

Look up coderguys post for top projector picks. This will give you a few options to look over at different price points.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1391476/coderguys-top-projector-picks

You should also look at the projector central calculator to see if a certain projector will work in his room. The throw distance and offset can vary drastically among projectors. Some projectors have vertical and horizontal shift which make them easier to setup, they are more pricy but sometimes people require the shift due to ceiling fans being in the way or a weird room layout.

At the minimum, your friend should look at a DLP projector to determine if he is or is not sensitive to the RBE effect. If he is sensitive, then he can forget about the DLP and just look at LCD PJs.

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