I seem to be struggling with figuring out the right projector.
I have a 120 inch wide dalite screen. I think 1.0 gain. Throw distance is 20 feet. My theater room has a soffit where the projector needs to sit. The room is a theater room that can be light controlled but it's also used for watching sports where it's nice to have some light.
I'm looking at the usual low cost projectors........panasonic ar100u, epson 8350, etc but they all seem to not have the brightness I need. The Epson 3010 also appears a bit too weak in the light department. The Epson 3020 appears to work but no lens shift ma be a problem. Even the $2,000 range projectors don't seem to have the brightness.
I read plenty of threads that say all the projectors are "light cannons" and will work fine. The Projector Central calculator seems to disagree with that.
It's all very confusing.