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Budget projector for bright room? (pics included)

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Hey all! First post here, thought id get right into the action by seeking some help from hopefully more experienced people than myself:)

So im looking to make the switch from hdtv to hd projector, but i really know nothing about them. My uses will be console gaming and movies via htpc.

After some digging iv sorta picked out the Optoma HD25 (maybe the LV version to get some extra lumens since my livingroom is so bright?) Im open for ideas tho, but thats basicly the price point im looking at.

I also have blinds for the remaining 3 windows i just havent put em up, so it will be a little less light coming in, but as you can see i have ALOT of windows.




Just taped up to see how the size would look, think its about 110", distance from wall to wall is about 4 meters. Not sure if i want a fixed screen or a pulldown but yea.




So to round it of, Optoma hd25 any good? Will the projector be bright enough for my room? Any other tips?

Thanks smile.gif
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I just heard someone telling me that my biggest problem would be the roof and walls reflecting the light from the projector, and thus ruining the black levels. Since id mostly be using it at evenings/nights when its darker outside i figured id be ok, but if this is the case then is a room with bright walls like this just unsuitable for a projector? Will it really be that bad, or just not as good as a room with dark walls ?
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All the white will have effect on black levels but you have to understand that some people don't tolerate less than optimal situations. Their yardstick of black levels begins with high end plasma TVs. If you have the same standards, your room will not work as is. If you're happy with a decent quality LCD TV I think you'll enjoy a projector with a few caveats. Get some black out drapes for those windows close to the screen and use a pull down screen so you can still utilize your TV during the day.

I takes just a second to see if that big image on the wall will wow you. If you aren't anal about reflections, there some very simple things you can do to improve your situation.
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