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I'm about ready to purchase a new projector for my basement. Here are the stats.

1) Pretty decent light control
2) 12 foot throw, ceiling mount
3) 120-140 inch screen.

This is what I'm considering
1) benq w1070
2) Optoma HD25
3) Epson 3010 ($100 more but comes with 2 sets of 3d glasses)

I currently have an Epson 8350 in my family room. Will these projectors compare pretty favorably with that?
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Doing some more research it looks like the Epson 3010 has ~100ms input lag. So it probably won't be in the running as I do a lot of gaming.
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The Optoma HD25, from a 12' throw distance (lens to screen) can only deliver a 92" to 110" diagonal image. This is pretty typical for short range zoom projectors.

The BenQ and Optoma are likely very similar in what they will deliver in terms of quality, and I would expect the 8350 to be similar or better than either of these models. They've stepped up brightness for the 3D portion, but black levels have taken a bit of a hit.

The BenQ W1070 can deliver a 110" to 143" diagonal from 12' lens to screen. I'm using mine with a 161" screen in lower power/theater mode and it does perfectly fine at the larger size. I do end up seeing some rainbows with it which bugs me some. On the 'cheap' side, I'm a fan of it so far, but I really like the 8350... On a tight budget it's just really tough because the new models with 3D just don't deliver as well as the 2D models did IMO at this price point. But, the pricier options are really good, just gonna cost twice as much (or more) than the current cheap ($1,000 range) models like you are considering.

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