I am looking too. Have a 20 x 17 Media Room and have a Mitsubishi HC1500 for the last 5 years, 720P, and surprising it looks really good. Mine is ceiling mounted and hangs down only 4 inches from ceiling. I have 10-12 foot ceilings. I didn't use much if any key stoning, Just adjusted the projectors image and it works fine.
My screen size ( built it myself and designed it to the exact specs based on my room size, via a throw distance calculator) and it's 116.5" Length by 70" Height. Basically 10' x 6'.
I replaced my bulb after 5 year and projector is great and just works day in and day out! Never an issue.
I'm looking at the following 3D projectors:
Either one are great projectors. Panasonic has a $35@ rebate through tomorrow.
You can find the Panny for under $2,100! The Epson is $2,599.
I almost pulled the trigger on the Panasonic, but I can wait a while longer so hopefully there will be more rebates coming up and the Epson 5030UB will go on sale.
I want 3D! Why not? Might as well get it and not use it, vs want it and NOT have it. Get a 3D!
The Panasonic for the $$$) is a great deal and will solve more than all your issues Nd give you 3D.
Any you guys have an opinion on the Epson or the Panasonic????
Now I might be leaning toward the Epson!!!