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post #1 of 6 Old 10-27-2013, 08:53 AM - Thread Starter
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I currently have a W6000 and love it, however I'm thinking of redoing my HT to allow for a bigger screen (12' width 2.40 Aspect Ratio) and thus moving the screen to the long wall - meaning that the projector would be about 10' from the screen. The min. distance that I've found for a comparable proj is about 14'

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I'm not into 3D, and have a dedicate Bat Cave with no ambient light
Was hoping for something in the same price range (used is fine/preferred)
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Just chiming it because im about to purchase one, but the Benq 1080st is supposed to be pretty good not sure if it will accommodate your screen size.
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thanks - though it seems the contrast ratio isn't on par with the W6000
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How do you plan on dealing with the switch from anamorphic widescreen to 1.78 material? Since all BDs and HDTV is 16:9 (1.78) format, you will either need a projector with lens memory and the appropriate zoom range (which you don't have) or you will need an anamorphic lens on some sort of sliding sled and a projector which properly handles the necessary 2.35 zoom/stretch to make this work.

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I don't get to watch too many 2.40 AR films - so when I do I manually zoom.
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.83 throw ratio with good contrast and sharpness is tough, even used... You are looking st the w1080st without a DI, a used Infocus SP8604 with the fixed short throw lens option( if you can find one in north america), or used Runco, DPI, Sim2, etc., with a short throw lens, which is likely out of budget even used. Another option would be a standard projector that allows vertical mounting and s first surface mirror... Not sure such a thing exists for home theater in this price range though.

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