Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen. I am hoping to get some insight on my projector needs. As stated above, I am looking for a projector capable of a top quality picture and considerable light ouput. My exposure to PJs is somewhat limited. I had been eyeing the Sony 1000 for the 4k ability and great reviews it has been getting, but it just doesn't seem to have the light output capablity I need. The only projectors that I have any experience with, that may be capable are Runco higher end units, but I'm sure there is more out there. I am still in the building stage, but want to be prepared, and get the theater operational asap once done.
I have chosen a seymour 4k screen and am flipping back and forth between the 190" and 200" wide screens. I have a room under construction that is 21ft wide, 35 feet long and will have three rows of seating. The room decor is being based around acoustics and optimum environment for PJ viewing (mostly black, and very dark gray...carpet, walls, ceiling, you name it). I have tried rsearching units from Barco, dpi and a few others as well, and whil I can tell that many of them have sufficient light output, I have no experience with their actual image quality. I would also like to have something 4k capable, as this will be a big investment for me and i don't want to swap it out in a couple of years if I can help it. For budget, I would really like to stay in the $35k or less range, and for sure no more tahn $40k. I know this is asking a lot for the money, but was hoping someone could help with some insight. In the end, I may have to make some performance comprimises to stay within budget, and that's ok, if it becomes necessary. Thanks in advance!