I am looking for a projector to be placed in my bonus room. The ideal budget would be under $1500. This setup won't be used much as I have a Panny Plasma for my daily viewing in the living room.
The projector will be ceiling mounted at least 11' from the wall and can go back up to 18' if needed. The seating area will be 12' from the screen so I am looking at projecting onto a 106" possibly a 120" screen.
My main display device will be from my HTPC which handles all of my cable, blu-ray rips and tv show viewing. I also have an Xbox360 and a Wii for gaming purposes. This is all being run through a Pioneer SC-35 receiver. I do not watch 3D at all so that is not a necessary requirement. I mainly watch tv shows, sports, and game.
My ceilings are 9' high.
I had originally looked at the W1070 but I believe if I went with a screen smaller than 120" then I would need to use the zoom to get the smaller size. Would this have an affect on bulb life? I believe the Optoma HD25 would fit the bill as well.
Let me know if I missed any other information.