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Hi everyone, I need help choosing the best / right projector for the size of my room.

2.6 Meters (8.53 Feet) - Throw Distance.
2.79 Meters (9.15 Feet) - Ceiling Height.

I would like to stay under $1500.

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You don't give the length and width of the room. Or whether it has ambient light or is completely dark, all important considerations. Are you a gamer or is this only for movie watching? Is 3D an important feature or don't really care for it? The more information the better the response.

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Mr.G thanks for the response.smile.gif

Here are the dimensions of my room.

3.0 Meters (9.8 Feet) - Deep
2.79 Meters (9.15 Feet) - Ceiling Height
4.26 Meters (13.79 Feet ) - Width

The room has no windows and with the door shut I can achieve 100% darkness.

I mainly watch movies and tv shows. I was also considering connecting my xbox360 to the projector.

I only know of a few 3D movies that are worth watching. I don't think it's worth spending the extra for 3D. I haven't seen what gaming is like in 3D though.

I am open for suggestions but 2D performance is my highest priority and trying to keep the price down.
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The room isn't that large and I'm not really sure why you initially stated a throw range of 8.5 feet since that really limits your screen size.

Example - if you chose the Viewsonic Pro8200 (DLP) projector your screen size would be limited to 54" to 83". Generally, the longer the throw range the larger the screen size.

This makes even a moderately bright projector too bright for a screen that small, the Pro8200 (2000 lumens) would be at around 62 fL.

So you should be looking at projectors at around 1000 lumens.

Do you prefer DLP or LCD projectors? Are you sensitive to DLP rainbows?

All additional things to consider.

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The Viewsonic Pro8200 seems a bit on the low end. I was looking at the Mitsubishi hc4000, which has a depth of 27cm which is where I got my throw distance.

I would prefer buying a DLP projector.

Is the Mitsubishi hc4000 any good for the size of my room?
Are there better suited projectors?
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The Viewsonic Pro8200 seems a bit on the low end. I was looking at the Mitsubishi hc4000, which has a depth of 27cm which is where I got my throw distance.
I would prefer buying a DLP projector.
Is the Mitsubishi hc4000 any good for the size of my room?
Are there better suited projectors?

I wasn't suggesting you buy the Pro8200, just using it as an example of why bright projectors will not be optimum for such a small room and short throw.

You haven't suggested a screen size so the example also illustrated what size screen you will end up with your stated throw range.

Also remember that generally entry level DLP projectors have no lens shift but instead have an offset.

Go the Projector Central 'Projection Calculator' and input the projector you are interested in (Mitsubishi HC4000) and see what the end results are.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/projection-calculator-pro.cfm

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