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Cant Decide on a projector and about to go crazy! haha!

post #1 of 22
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I currently own 2 projectors and am trying to decide on what to do...

I have the Epson 3020 and the Optoma HD23 currently. (both are still returnable)
I tried out the Viewsonic 8200 PRO and hated it.

I have about a 25 foot semi dark room (sun shades on window) with a pull down 120" screen. (I have super high ceilings so i cant roof mount a projector)
I love 3D but don't necessarily need to have it and could live without it.

I am torn between the BenQ W1070. HD33. Epson 8350, and the 2 i currently have.

I have a hard time getting the image straight on all edges with the HD23 otherwise it would be my choice (due to the height and distance of the projector i can not get the image perfectly straight .

The only issue i have with the 3020 is the "Screen Door Effect" I may be too much of a "noob" to get the clarity i like or i may just be spoiled by DLP?

Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 22
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anyone have any input or suggestions ?
post #3 of 22
I'd go for the BenQ W1070 or wait for the new Optoma HD25.
post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by Elix View Post

I'd go for the BenQ W1070 or wait for the new Optoma HD25.

whats the release date on that one?
post #5 of 22
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i am kind of worried about the BenQ, can you zoom in and out as much as you can with the optoma ?
post #6 of 22
Spend more time and get your picture straight on the one you like. Get creative you only have to do it once. Having a grid image can help alot.
post #7 of 22
which one has the better image do you think?
post #8 of 22
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which one has the better image do you think?

I think I like. DLP more. I see that blurry screen door effect. All though the 3D is amazing. Ugh so many options. I hate it.
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by kmannth View Post

Spend more time and get your picture straight on the one you like. Get creative you only have to do it once. Having a grid image can help alot.
i tired. I would have to lower the projector too much and not be able to Use the kinect.
post #10 of 22
If you need flexible placement you are going to have to give up the entry dlps then. Perhaps something like a w7000 or Acer H9500BD (I think these are the next steps in DLP placement flexibility)? I am guessing you want your lens to be above your screen by a good amount?

The 8350 will have a bit better placement flexibility then the 3020 but that is it I assume it is a step down in PQ. If you don't like the 3020 you won't like the 8350 (unless you need all the flexibility of a 2x zoom lens shift LCD).

For sure sort out which projectors can be placed and properly aligned from the area you want to use it from. Don't waste your time looking at PJ that will have to be angled down it just won't be right like with our current DLP. Read the manuals they will tell you what is possible.

Good Luck.
post #11 of 22
Try the BenqQ site to see if you have proress, its their calculator for the W1070 and others.


http://www.benq.com/microsite/projector/throwratiocalculator/

Wish you luck.
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Try the BenqQ site to see if you have proress, its their calculator for the W1070 and others.


http://www.benq.com/microsite/projector/throwratiocalculator/

Wish you luck.

I lowered my shelf as low as I could. But it won't work with the kinect being that low. The 3020 does look really awesome but I can see the texture of The screen.
post #13 of 22
What screen do you have? Texture?
post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by kmannth View Post

What screen do you have? Texture?

http://www.frys.com/product/6745465;jsessionid=WlAJx1hkjKLz5kgRlpxTwQ__.node2?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
post #15 of 22
Perhaps if your screen was smooth then you would not have this issue with LCD. What is your setting distance and screen size?

It could just be you like DLP (it has better pixel fill) many do. Did you look at the w7000 and hd9500? They are DLP might have lens shift you want. How high above the screen does the lens need to be?

Sony and JVC are the next big step up. They will have lens shift and better pixel fill but with a larger price tag. You are probably better off trying another screen with LCD for the money.
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by kmannth View Post

Perhaps if your screen was smooth then you would not have this issue with LCD. What is your setting distance and screen size?

It could just be you like DLP (it has better pixel fill) many do. Did you look at the w7000 and hd9500? They are DLP might have lens shift you want. How high above the screen does the lens need to be?

Sony and JVC are the next big step up. They will have lens shift and better pixel fill but with a larger price tag. You are probably better off trying another screen with LCD for the money.


i actually decided to keep the 3020 i got it to work perfectly now as far as the image projection, next issues is teh screen texture... it seems on those bright scenes you can see every fold and imperfection on that screen.. any recommendations on screens? i can return that one and get on off of amazon
post #17 of 22
I think the Elite screens have been pretty good for people, and not to pricey.
post #18 of 22
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I think the Elite screens have been pretty good for people, and not to pricey.

go with the grey or white?
post #19 of 22
It's mostly depends on personal preference, and if you need to deal with any ambient light. Grey can deal with some ambient light a little better, and give you a little better image for blacks, white is fine if you can control the lighting, and might prefer a little brighter image vs better blacks. In most recent reviews at projectorreviews.com, Art includes some screen recommendations factoring in the pj and lighting. Take a look at that info.
post #20 of 22
W1070 did NOT let me down. I wrote a review of my first projector in the W1070 thread.
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W1070 did NOT let me down. I wrote a review of my first projector in the W1070 thread.
Great review, especially concerning the 3d attitude change and your wife's response checkin out the movie. Impressing the wife, priceless. Review link. http://www.avsforum.com/t/1435626/benq-w1070-dlp-full-hd-3d-ready-with-lens-shift-for-1000/2400#post_22971652
Edited by jnabq - 2/17/13 at 4:54am
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