My first projector, Help!
Hey guys could really appreciate your expertise,
I've been obsessed with getting a projector for the longest time and now I'm finally going to bite the bullet. I really want to get some feedback on projector placement, screen size and audio ideas - My goal is to have an ideal 1080p viewing/gaming experience for 2 people. I'm sure everyone is going to say my room and budget are not large enough but here we go, I appreciate your input no matter what.
My budget for a projector is under $1000, ideally under $800. My room is 11 x 14.5 feet nothing is going in there but the projector and a loveseat, I've been leaning towards a screen size around 98" on the 11 foot wall but truthfully I'm not sure what the best setup/screensize would be, especially since I prioritize being able to play competitive videogames and I'm afraid of being too close to too large of a screen. I've narrowed it down to two options based on some research but I'm very open to suggestions:
- BenQ W1070 is my first choice ($700 on amazon) mainly because of the high visual rating for the price and the 24 ms frame delay for gaming. Although I am also a sucker for 3D capability as a perk. I'm ready to buy this projector tomorrow, I just want some feedback about screensize and where to place it in my room or if the room is literally too small.
The other option is ONLY on the list because BestBuy was out of stock of the BenQ W1070 so they offered me an Epson Powerlite 8350 for $600. The main appeal of the projector (besides the price cut) that I've seen is the lens shift/zoom (which appeals to me because of my room size) - but I've read a large amount of reviews that concern me about the rig running hot causing the bulb's lifespan to be under 1000 hours.
Thanks in advance for your input!