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Need Advice - Epson 5020UB & SI G4 107" combo

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Hello,

Long time lurker, first time poster.

I am finishing my basement, and against my will I purchased a SMALL 64" Samsung 8500 for the wife to watch daily TV. I wanted something bigger, but the motion was terrible on all larger sets (80" +).

So anyways, I was able to compromise with her, and going to install a project/motorized screen to drop down from the ceiling for my movie/sports viewing cool.gif

I just want to make sure I have all my bases covered before I order my project/screen.

Location - Basement, no windows, total control over lighting...mostly will be in the dark, except for the occasional football/hockey game.

Room Size - 16x25

After doing research on here, I have concluded that a Epson 5020UB paired with a SI G4 107" should give me what i'm looking for. I dont want to spend more than 5-5.5k on the combo, cheaper if you guys have any other comparable suggestions.

A few questions I have.

I need to place the project 20' away, but from the throw I see, this shouldnt be an issue w/ a 107" screen, correct?
Being @ 20ft away, will the PQ be affected from the zooming capabilities of the projector?
In regards to the drop of the SI G4, they list it as 24" on their website...is this 24" the max? Am I able to adjust the bottom stop, so lets say its only a couple of inches? I will be building a box to totally enclose the project screen, so I am limited on height.

Thanks all!
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Nobody?
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You may want to post your SI related question on the "Screens" section of the AVS forum - HERE. The Epson 5020 can support a 107" inch screen when using a 20 ft. throw distance. The only negative from using that long a throw distance is the image brightness will be a little lower than it would be if the projector were mounted closer to the screen (because the projector's zoom lens has more light loss when set for longer throw distances).
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Thanks for the reply!
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You say that the motion was terrible on all larger sets (80" +). Well be prepaired to have just as bad motion on the 5020. This is one of my big complaints.
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What projector would you consider if not the 5020
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This Sharp is good with fast motion handling. http://www.projectorreviews.com/sharp/xv-z30000/ and might be a consideration.
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Originally Posted by KTM250 View Post

You say that the motion was terrible on all larger sets (80" +). Well be prepaired to have just as bad motion on the 5020. This is one of my big complaints.

Motion handling is actually much better on the Epson 5020 than it is on many of the large LCD flat panel displays (e.g., the large screen LCD/LED models from Sharp). However, all LCD and LCoS based projectors use micro-display chips that have a longer response time than with DLPs. One potential down side of single chip DLP projectors is some people may see the distracting rainbow effect (RBE) with either fast video motion or with eye movement when displaying high contrast images.


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Edited by Ron Jones - 7/17/13 at 12:00pm
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