Originally Posted by newguy12345
yeah they seem to be anywhere from 80 to 160. is there one is particular? and also. i am getting ready to make a thread about this(assuming anyone ****ing repsonds lol). what might be the best HD 720p or higher projector that is around 700 or 800 bucks? usually one that has a lamp life around 5000 hours? i know the size is bigger for those and the picture is a minor but nice step up.
I had the Optoma ML500, then I switched to the Acer H5360 which cost me $400. I prefer the Acer because the lamp life is long at 5000 on eco mode, and the picture is so much brighter. The ML500 gave me 380 lumens, while the Acer is at 1500 lumens at best mode and its 3D. A big difference, IMO. I also have a $8K JVC RS55, and I still liked the picture quality of my Acer. I use it has my PC monitor, for cable, PS3, etc... Except when I'm watching blu rays or 3D blu rays, since my JVC is in another league. But surprisingly, it does well with 720p scources compared to the JVC. The Acer H6500 is $800 and rated at 6000 on eco mode, plus its 1080p. The Viewsonic Pro8200 is another $800 1080p projector with a 6000 lamp life.
The thing about using Eco mode is that it will be best to keep the screen size under 100in if you want to use eco mode for the extra long lamp life or get a HP screen. I have both, a neutral screen that is 100in and a HP screen that is 119in. Its like the best of both worlds. You can always find deals on used screens, which are good to buy IMO. I bought like 5 used screens and never got burned doing so. You can probably find a HP pull down screen for $200 used but it will cost you 500-600 new. I personally think the HP screen is the best screen and many use them with projectors that are $20K+.