Good Morning All,
First of all, please forgive my ignorance vis-a-vie projection technology. I have just moved into my new house and the distance b/w my couch and my 50 inch flat panel is 16 feet. I have been shooing for a big screen tv something in the 65-70 range and have stumbled upon projectors which are the same price range as the tvs but would provide a much larger viewing area. However, I have a big pane window in the living room and wanted to check in with the specialists here to see if it makes sense to go the projector route. I am planning on installing black out shades (to save on heating bills) which would block most of the light. I have a few other questions also:
1. How much hustle would it be to use a projector (beyond set up)? I know about the lamp changing but any other thoughts would be welcome.
2. If I decide to go the projector route I will probably need a professional installer who can also help me set up the system (not just an electrician) and was wondering if anyone knows a reputable professional in the Rockland County/Westchester area in NY.
3. Which projector should I choose, I am leaning toward epson 3020e as against BenQ W7000, mainly for the wireless option.
4. Any suggestion on a reasonably priced pull down screen would also be helpful.
Sorry for the wall of text, I really appreciate any feedback.
P.S. Also, I have never seen a home theater projector in action and would love to experience it before I decide to go this route. Does anyone know a store or a showroom in Manhattan, Rockland or Westchester where I can see the projector in action? Thanks again.