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(Answered) - What PJ will give me 120+ inch screen with only 12' throw?

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EDIT: I went ahead and ordered a BenQ W1080ST biggrin.gif $904 shipped

My old theater was 17' long so my BenQ W1100 filled almost the whole wall with a nice BIG screen. My new theater is only 12' long and last night I discovered I can only get a ~98" screen with that short of a throw distance eek.gifmad.gifeek.gif I've had a 10' diag screen for years and am so used to it that 100" seems TINY. I've just moved into my dream house and have been looking forward to setting up my theater in this room for a long time. I can't believe I overlooked /didn't consider the shorter throw!

I've had the BenQ for over 2 years so I'm out of the loop on what's new with budget PJ's. If I can somehow increase the screen size with the BenQ I'd love to, since I like the PJ a lot. But I assume I need to start shopping for a new projector that can give a BIG screen with a short throw. I could go up to $1,500 but would really prefer to keep it around or under $1,000. 1080p of course but I will never use 3D and am not worried about 4k unless there is something in that price range. I could live with a 120" screen but the bigger the better smile.gif Any advice/recommendations are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Edited by Dradius - 11/26/13 at 7:06am
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You could always use a mirror to increase the throw distance. You need what's called a front surface mirror, a place to look is old junked rptvs or a micro fich reader that have optical quality mirrors.
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Thanks for the reply rekbones, I appreciate it. I'm not going to go the mirror route. My first two PJ's were DIY in big MDF boxes, DIY screen, unfinished basement, etc. Those days are over. Now I'm working on a nice (but still budget friendly) theater with minimum DIY/hacking smile.gif

After starting this thread I googled a bit and am thinking something like this is what I want: BenQ W1080ST ~$919 which will go all the way up to 200" at only 10'10" I've been happy with my current BenQ, but I'm definitely open to other brands as well.
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