Is the BenQ MH530FHD for me?
I am in the market for my first projector for the cinema room I am building.
I will be projecting on a 137" diagonal 16:9 screen (with masking system), and plan to mount it on the ceiling roughly 13'-14'. I can squeeze in an extra foot back if I have to, but then it's getting too close to being mounted above the fireplace, which I am trying to avoid.
It looks like the BenQ MH530FHD just barely allows that distance for the 137" screen.
The projector will be used primarily for movies and a good amount of gaming, PC and console, in a completely dark/light controlled room.
My limit is $550 and that is pushing it. I was originally looking into the cheap $100-$200 LED projectors on Amazon, but the more I read, the more it became obvious that I would need to spend within at least the $500+ range to get a decent projector, so I raised the cap at $550.
Looking through the projectorcentral.com database, I found the BenQ MH530FHD to be just within my price criteria, and seems to have pretty much everything I want, with native 1080p res, 3K+ lumens and 3D capability, and a throw distance ranging just within my range. It seems to be exactly what I am looking for.
I am pretty much sold on the MH530FHD, but I am wondering if there is anything better than that within my budget to suit my needs that anyone might recommend?