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post #1 of 3 Old 04-24-2013, 11:28 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone,

I need help deciding on a projector that will best suite my man cave which is a light controlled basement. Ceiling height 8.5 ft. / width of wall I plan to project on is 138inches (11.5ft), and the length of my basement area is 17ft. I plan to buy a screen 110" which seems to be the max I can do for my ceiling height. I recently bought the Benq W1070 which I haven't installed yet but upon further research according to Projector Central's throw distance calculator in order to achieve a 110 screen i will have to sit the projector 12ft away (but my space is 17ft total). so it's obviously going to be in front of my seating and I read its not an ideal projector for a controlled light home theater. I'm willing to take it back and get possibly the Epson 8350 which throw distance seems to be more ideal for my space. In order to achieve a 110" size it says the projector has to be just about 15" away which would probably be right underneath or behind my chairs more ideally. I'm not sure what I should do stick with W1070 I already bought or exchange it for the more expensive 8350. Please help someone. Thanks!!!!!

P.S. 3D capability isn't that important. I just went with this projector because of the great price.
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Their both good projectors, where sometimes the 8350 might be a little hit or miss due to convergence issues, that you may encounter. Some experts think the 1070 has a little better picture, and it's hard to beat for the price if the dlp rainbows aren't an issue to the user, and it will fit in a particular setup.

"its not an ideal projector for a controlled light home theater", I don't think that is the case, but it may not take full advantage of a completely dark environment, as much as a more expensive, ultra contrast pj, in the $2k-3k price range, would. So take a chance on an 8350, or deal with the 10070 pj being setup infront of the seating area. One advantage of it being farther away from the seating, the fan noise won't be as noticeable. If it were me, I'd keep the 1070, but if you get a good 8350, you'd be happy with that as well. GL
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Thanks jnabq. I just hooked it up and it blew me away. Its a def keeper
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