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Originally Posted by Djbneozen
I thought that a 4000 lumens Laser/LED projector might be a solution for my church which badly needs new projectors. Now I see that after calibration it isn't even close to 4K lumens.
Can anyone recommend a projector under 4 thousand dollars that is around 5,000 lumens and would work for a brightly lit church area? I see Sony, Panasonic, BenQ...and more. It seems there are many projectors out there. Opinions?
I would think for a church you should go with a business LCD projector, as DLP's will probably bother some people with RBE when you have that many random people in the crowd watching.
They don't make projectors (not even business projectors) in that price range that are near 5000 lumens AFTER calibration, you can get near 5000 lumens before calibration.
You might be able to find something used in that price range. The only way you can get 4000 lumens in the NEW MARKET after calibration under $4000 is by double-stacking (find 2 projectors that can do 2500 lumens In best mode, and overlapping the images with lens shift, this could work, but I'd probably just use a non-best mode on a single projector instead). I personally wouldn't worry about calibration in a church, just find a projector that can do 4000 -5000 lumens and have a decent picture. Check review sites.
Now you can find projectors rated up to 5000 lumens under $4000, or rated at up to about 6000-7000 lumens for $5000 - $6000, but this is BEFORE calibration.6000 Lumens (Before Calibration)
Epson PowerLite Pro G6750WUNL RATED at 6000 lumens for an MSRP of $5699.5200 Lumens Before Calibration
Epson PowerLite Pro G6550WUNL MSRP of $4699All 5000 Lumens Before Calibration
LCD = Panasonic PT-EZ570UL MSRP of $3695
DLP = Optoma eh501 (about $1700 street)
DLP = Viewsonic Pro8520HD4000-4500 Lumens Before Calibration
DLP = Optoma th1060p (about $1300 street)
DLP = Benq sh910 (about $1300 street)Edited by coderguy - 9/12/13 at 7:10pm