Originally Posted by robl45
i'm thinking of this projector, but with super short throw, its making me rethink it. I don't want the thing in front of me on a table, that will get moved too easily. and I really don't want it mounted on the ceiling right over my head, i'm sure the fan noise will be killer. judging from the specs released, it doesn't look very quiet, that could be a deal breaker for this thing.
Short throw is not bad. I needed one (GT720) because I already have a 1080p PJ mounted at the back of my theater and whenever I stand up, my head/body blocks the view. This would not be good if and when I get the Kinect. Short throw + 3D capability was a winning combo. Very portable, too. When not in use, I put it away. Picture quality for gaming and PC use isn't as good as the 1080p PJ, it's acceptable and you'll get used to it if you've been spoiled by 1080p gaming, however, the 3D and HD movies look great. HD movies (@720p) on the GT720 look pretty much the same as the Epson 1080p. My GT720 was a refurb model off Ebay and I'm hoping the GT750 will have sharper focus and of course, it'll be new and under warranty. My GT720 developed 3 dead pixels and it's going to be cheaper to get a new PJ than to get this one fixed (plus it'll have a new bulb, too). I don't need HDMI 1.4 as I use a HTPC w/ 3D Vision.
The PJ is very quite. Quieter than my PC, X360 or cable box for sure! I don't know about your theater setup but once you're watching the movie, you won't even think of fan noise. It only gets loud when you turn it off as the fan kicks into HIGH so it can cool down the bulb or something, but that is only for 10 seconds (There's a 10 second count down before it shuts off).
Here's how I have mine set up. That's a 150" screen believe it or not. Looks small in these pics but it's something like 12' wide. You can see by the distance that it's not too far from the screen.