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First post here. Feeling a bit overwhelmed here after doing a lot of research and reading. For the past 9 years or so we've had and enjoyed our Infocus Screenplay 4800. (Although I've gone through 2 blubs. The first one popped after only 495hours and the second one popped after only 1011hours.) I know this projector wasn't nor isn't that great, It's only 800x600. So, I really want to upgrade and I figure it makes sense to take advantage of 1080p and 3D.

Any suggestions you folks have would be greatly appreciated. Our home theater is in the basement. Currently the 4800 is mounted to the ceiling 12 feet from the screen. This gives us approximately 80" image in 4:3. I'd like to mount the new projector in the same spot but I'm hoping i can get a larger image? I've got enough wall space for a 120" image. The screen we got with the 4800 is only 80" diagonal and 4:3. I want to replace it for sure. My set up is an HTPC with a 3D capable Blu-ray and 7.1 receiver. (I've got all the connections for 3D Blu-ray covered.) The rainbow effect of DLP hasn't been much of an issue. I do notice it if i dart my eyes around the screen but I've not been distracted by it. Overall I'd like to keep my costs at or below $1500 for the projector and screen if that's possible?

Thanks again for everyone's help, suggestions and time.

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You only have 1 DLP choice that will work with your budget, the Optoma HD33. From 12' the image would be between 92" and 111" diagonal. If you want a 120" diagonal screen, you need to increase throw distance. If you don't increase your budget, you will need to do a DIY screen.
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Benq w1070 should have a much shorter throw than the Optoma hd33, hence producing a much larger image from close up. It also costs slightly less than the hd33.



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Benq w1070 should have a much shorter throw than the Optoma hd33, hence producing a much larger image from close up. It also costs slightly less than the hd33.

You're right, it will work. I wonder why the W1070 didn't pop up when I entered the criteria.
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Thanks! Do I need a special screen for 3D? Also, any thoughts on LED projectors?
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No special screen needed for 3D. I'm NO expert but I'm sure you're not gonna watch any 3D with an LED pj, at least not anytime soon. Not enough lumens. I've had this screen for almost 2 years and have been very happy with it. http://www.amazon.com/FAVI-HD-120-16-120-Inch-Projector/dp/B0026DTP2S/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1357409333&sr=8-4&keywords=favi+projector+screen Never had any wrinkles or waves and works great with my Viewsonic 8200 and Epson 3010 (for 3D). Hope this helps.

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