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post #1 of 12
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Looking for a projector that can do well in a 12.5x11 room that will have around a 85-100" screen. I already have hdmi receiver, speakers,and everything. This is for a man cave and I figure why spend $500-$1000 on a 42" tv when I can get a bigger screen in 1080p for the same price. I will use it for watching sports, playing games, and watching bluray/dvd/hd dvd.
post #2 of 12
If you don't care about 3D, this one is great bang for the buck... Referb, but carries the full two year warranty, and epson service is generally good if there do happen to be issues.

http://www.visualapex.com/Epson/Projector-Specifications.asp?For-The=Home-Cinema-8350-R

Here is a review...

http://www.projectorcentral.com/epson_home_cinema_8350_projector_review.htm

If you want decent 3D and 1080p, you're going to need to spend more... on the projector, the 3D glasses, the 3D blueray player, receiver, etc... The kids would love it though!

lol @ me for copy/paste!
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
3d is not an issue, since I have a 3d tv in my living room and never use it. Thanks for that link how does that compare to the pro8200?
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by apathyduck View Post

That 8350 isn't going to be very good for gaming due to the inherent lag of LCD projectors.
If you're not RBE sensitive and plan to use it for gaming (especially online) look for a DLP projector.

This is very incorrect. The 8350 is one of the better ones out there as far as lag.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Ok so compared to something like the Benq 1070 or pro8200 would the 8350 have a better picture? Also would either of the later be better for gaming since they are dlp, or does the 8350 move fast enough that it doesnt have the inherent input lag of most lcd projectors?
post #6 of 12
wow, apathy. you make one post and it's 100% wrong.


how bout talking less and learning more?


i think the 8200 is 16.6 and epson averages 18? yeah LCD is junk stay away :/
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by pumbaa071 View Post

Ok so compared to something like the Benq 1070 or pro8200 would the 8350 have a better picture? Also would either of the later be better for gaming since they are dlp, or does the 8350 move fast enough that it doesnt have the inherent input lag of most lcd projectors?

As noted in the thread earlier, lag is not a product of a particular technology, but instead is a product of how real-time the processing is in the projector. That said, I would give DLP a slight nod on gaming if all else is equal since DLP has no convergence issues (but the 8200 has minor pixel mapping problem). DLP also does pans a bit smoother than LCD like when swinging around because the DLP pixels themselves update faster during motion (nothing to do with gaming lag here though).

As far as the Epson 8350 vs. the Pro8200 in gaming, they are both very good for gaming, the Pro8200 can in some cases be sharper than the 8350 because of the 8350's uncertain convergence, but it can go both ways (a really well converged 8350 could be slightly sharper than the Pro8200 since 8200 has pixel mapping issue). On average, I'd say the Pro8200 is probably a little sharper, has a brighter best mode, and is probably a little better for gaming, although the 8350 does do better blacks by a little bit, hope this helps. The Pro8200 has better pixel fill (less SDE), so if you like sitting real close during gaming, then the Pro8200 is probably even more so the winner.
post #8 of 12
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wow that input lag on the 8350 is low, that is impressive. how would the benq 1070 compare? or is it too new to compare? and yes i will be sitting close the room isnt terribly big its 12,5' wide by 11' deep so after seating is figured in im probably 8-9' from the screen.
Edited by pumbaa071 - 10/30/12 at 11:14pm
post #9 of 12
No idea, but on average Benq's haven't done that well in gaming lag (the old Benq w1100/w1200 had horrendous 100ms+ lag). The newer Benq w7000 had around 50ms lag. That said, this newer Benq might have low lag, not sure.
post #10 of 12
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looks like the pro8200 is my best bet for what i am looking for. i will wait for more info on that new benq before i pull the trigger since this wont be done until after the first of the year. also at 9-10' how large of a screen should i throw?
post #11 of 12
Depends on personal tastes, I personally like a pretty big screen, would go for at least 100" at that distance (but some might want a bit smaller and some might want bigger).
I probably wouldn't go over 110" from that distance, as that would be overkill for most.
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
100" is what i was wanting, if at that distance 100" is very dobale its perfect for me.
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