Need help picking a projector and would really appreciate your help.Here are my requirements:Resolution
: At least 720p (1080p would be great, but only if price point if good)Lumens
: At least 2000, but preferably 2500 or greater
Lens: Short throw is not needed as we will setup in rear
3D: Would really love to have it, but is not a dealbreaker if it's absent
Still researching if 3 LCD is better for quality or to go with DLP for 3D; would appreciate your input.
Price: Optimally in the $400 range, but would be willing to pay up to $700 if the feature set is worth it.Here are some models I am considering and the best price I was able to find:
1. Acer H5360
(720p, 2500 lumens, 3D, good review at projectorecentral, DLP (so some rainbow effect possible)) for $400
with coupon that expires 3/26):
2. Epson EX-7210
(720p, 2800 lumens, 3 LCD (so no rainbow effect) but also NO 3D, refurb from Epson) for $429
3. Viewsonic PJD5533W
(720p, 2800 lumens, 3D, DLP) for $499
Others I had looked at are:InFocus IN116
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 710HD
Sure would love 1080p, but am concerned that means accepting much lower light output (lumens) at these price points...
I would really appreciate any help in picking a winner from these choices or any other suggestions you may have. As for getting the best deal, I had considered seeing if Staples or Newegg Business carries the model I end up deciding on and then trying to use the $50 off Newegg Business code or a Staples coupon (like $30 off). Any other ideas are certainly welcomed. I am open to Price Match / Coupon possibilities as well.
Thank you for your help! I posted several front page deals in prior years but have not been able to contribute quite as much lately.
I currently have an NEC VT37 with 1500 lumens and a poor resolution of 800x600. See specs here:
We use it mainly for streaming content off Netflix/Hulu/Plex from our Roku. Mostly TV, some movies.
It is used mostly at night, but some during the day as well with ambient light from multiple windows (even with blinds closed).
I am in a hurry to buy it and would like to have it in my hands within 10 days if possible. My sister is getting married, and rather than pay $150 to rent a projector, I'd like to put that money towards upgrading my own.