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Lens to screen at 12'?
If so, I would personally recommend the Sony VPL-HW50ES (online about $3,300) and pair it with a Carada Criterion in Brilliant White - About $900 shipped.
Call it $4,200 for this combo. No mount, no cables, no speakers, but one of the best setups (IMO) at about that price point.
If you are firm at $4,000 then you can go with the JVC DLA-RS46 (great image for the money!) or the 30ES from Sony, or the Epson 5020 or Panasonic AE4000 all of which deliver excellent image quality for the money.
Gotta add that I'm basing this on a good theater setup with good light control overall and no additional special requirements.
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