Time for a new projector. Old projector was an old business model and not HD but it did a good job. 2,000 lumins and it seemed bright enough for the room.
Theater room about 18ft x 28ft. cieling mount projector (built into a soffit) and is 20 feet from the screen. Screen is a 10ft wide dalite. Room does have a window but can be light controlled.
I'm leaning towards Panasonic ar100u but am concerned about too much brightness. Is that a concern? Also, expensive bulb replacement seems like a negative.
Also considering Epson 8350 but projector central calculator says it's not bright enough and doesn't seem to project to a 10 foot screen at 20ft throw. . Epson calculator indicates its ok. Kind of confusing.
Reviews seem to indicate the Epson is better in light controlled rooms but also kind of a close call.
Are there similar projector options in the below $1,500 range?
Any thoughts? Thanks