Originally Posted by drmikjones
I just won the battle with my wife and am getting a FP with a 92" fixed screen.
My budget for the projector can not excede $1500.
Only a 92" screen?
A limited budget?
You didn't win the battle, your wife did!
seriously though -
You'll have to look at the different projector's you're interested in. They'll tell you how much room they for airflow. Most 'flush' mounts will still give you about 3-4", which is probably enough. The main thing is usually airflow around the sides/back of the projector.
LCDs are fine for fast movement/sports/etc. maybe that wasn't always the case, but I had a panny ax100. Superbowl looked perfect on that.
You've got a perfect room though for a projector just slightly out of your price range. The sharp z12000K MarkII is considered the best 720P DLP machine around.
It's a long throw projector, but your room is perfect. It works best in a good light controlled environment (you're in a basement - perfect). It's recommend to use a screen less than 100" (high gain if you go much above that). Your screen size is perfect.
It has horizontal shift. If you had to drop it 6-8 inches from the ceiling, you wouldn't need to worry about offset at all. You could shift the image up/down easily.
It has phenomenal black levels and a superb picture. If you're watching sports, you can run in high brightness mode and still enjoy a superb pic.
But it's out of your price level by just a bit. However, if you could scrounge up $500 more green, you'd be in heaven.