A little background. I need a projector for my basement the room is ~17x24 (8.5' ceilings) that I will be using as a bar/theater room. We will be watching 40% TV/Sports, 40% movies, 20% or less games. The room has one window in the back of the room, but it is located under a deck so the ambient light is very low. I plan on doing a 110 DIY screen.
I have been thinking that the seating (couch for now) should be ~12 feet from the screen, does this sound reasonable? We would like to watch sports with lighting ect, so I think lumens is important.
The projectors that i am considering are a refurbished Epson 5010 a refurbished Epson 8350 or a Panasonic PT-AR100U. Most of the viewing will be done in 2D.
I am leaning toward the 5010, but would like to hear your opinions.