i've been reading the forum for a while, especially infos regarding optoma hd33, benq W1070 and Epson EH-TW5910 (similar to 3020 US specs.).
I would like to purchase new projector (under 2000 USD) to my new house. I will use it for viewing HD movies (during the nights/evenings) - 70 %, TV/sports - 20 %, games - 10%, there will be LCD/Plasma TV in the same (living) room anyway. The 3D is not necessary, but a good feature to have. I will mount the projector to the ceiling (HDMI, power and CAT6 Ethernet cable already prepared).
The draft of the projector placement and screen areas is in the attachment.
I have to exclude Benq W1070 because of the short throw ratio.
I have seen only DLP projectors, really old BENQ (unknown model) - 800x600 res. and BENQ MW516 - 720p. Both of them projecting in the house to the main screen area.
I have not noticed RBE, but maybe it was because i did not know it even exists. I don't have any experience with LCD projectors.
The main screen area (front projection) is the one behind the sofa and the projector - screen distance is approx. 5600 mm (18 ft 4 in)
The second one (back projection) will cover the big window in the dinning room and the projector - screen distance is approx. 4450 mm (14 ft 7 in)
The idea is to use second screen during summer evenings/nights for watching sport events with my friends, if it is even possible (the horizontal lens shift is necessary => higher price).
The room ceiling is 2.7m (2700 mm = 8 ft 10 in,), the main projection area is lowered from top by chandelier by approx. 400 mm (1 ft 3 in) and by sofa from bottom by approx 800 mm (2 ft 7 in).
This defines the main screen area height as 1500mm (59 in) and width is theoretically limited only by room width - max 4200 mm ( = max 165 in).
Thank you for your suggestions.
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P.S.: I've seen refurbished Optoma HD83 for approx €1500, but with only 90 days warranty (is it worth it?)
P.S.2: Sorry for my bad English.