This is my 2nd post on the forums, including my intro. I've been lurking these forums for a year now. Doing so has given me a pretty good idea of what I want for my upcoming project, mid to late 2014.
What I've got is a living room in my basement, 8' ceiling. . room is roughly 13' by 24' (can't measure at the moment as I'm out of the country for work) (will be projecting on to the 13' wall)
only have 1 small rectangular window in the room, that is easily able to be blocked out. So it is very light controlled. However, I think we plan on having this room as a dedicated living room, just with a projector. So very often there will be reading along with other activities that some lights will be on.
With this I've come to the thought the HD25-LV would be a great 1st projector for us. I want full 1080p, and would love the option to go 3D, even though at the moment its not high priority. Also sticking to the 800 - 1200 dollar price range, (give or take).
With this I've concluded I can either do a 150'' 16:9 inch screen. OR (with having more light in the room on a regular basis) going with a 133'' screen so I can get a brighter picture.
The only other projectors I was considering would be the other HD25 models, the 131xe or the BenQW1070.
However this is 6 months + away. (currently renting out the basement, can't start until I have the whole house back)
The HD25e might be a good compromise, would be brighter than the 25, less bright than the 25LV. also I know costco.ca had 1099 for the HD25e with 2 glasses and the emitter. which isn't too shabby. (providing that deal exists 6 months from now)
What I would love to know is anyone's opinion on this plan as I have it. also would love to know if anyone knows of some models that aren't out yet, but are planned to be out in the next 6 months that I should keep an eye out for, that might fit the bill.
Cody aka Top
Edit: Now thinking with the size of the wall it's going on, (I don't want the whole wall as the picture) I'm thinking either 133" or 120" screen size... favoring the 133
Edited by Topcon7 - 12/20/13 at 8:32pm