I am in the market for a new projector, and am planning to (hopefully) get one this Friday. Specifically I am torn between the BenQ W1070 and the Optoma HD131Xe (which I have read is extremely similar to the HD25), but am having trouble picking one.
My screen is mounted on brackets that stick 12" away from the front wall. This allows the screen to drop down in front of my TV. The length of the room is 12.5', and my current projector (an old Sony) is rear wall mounted. The distance from the front of the lens to the screen itself is about 10.5', give or take a few inches. However, I was considering taking the TV out and going with a fixed screen mounted to the front wall. This means the projector lens would be about 11.5' from the screen...but I am nto sure if I will be going this route or not. My seating is against the back wall/directly under the projector, so current viewing distance from eyes to scree is about 10.5'.
I have not yet decided on screen size, but was thinking of something around 92" if I keep the TV and electric screen that sticks 1 ft. out from the wall, or around 100"-110" if I go with a fixed screen on the front wall. I have played around with the projector calculators but am still uncertain of which projector is better for me. Specifically, I am not sure what the yellow/green/red colors mean on the bars.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated...and sorry for being such a "noob" with this stuff!