Thanks for posting this review link. I am currently looking to get a projector in the next two weeks, and this one keeps coming out on top. My current projector could be on Antiques Roadshow it is so old and it needs to be retired.
If you guys could give me some advice on if this would be the best projector for the money, I would appreciate it. The room I am putting this in is 13' x 23'. I have to use the 13' throw since that is the only way that this room could be setup.
The next problem is determining how big of a screen I should use? I could use the zoom lens on the Sony VPL-AW10, Panasonic PT-AX200U, Epson HC 720 or HC 400 to produce a 120" screen. How would things like screen door effect and loss of lumens effect picture quality? Are there any other projectors I should be considering? Any DLP ones? The review did a good job at comparing these projectors, but I want to know that I am spending the extra money on a much better product. I am not really looking for perfection, but I want a great user experience and not be disappointed.
There is no direct light during the day, but there is enough that I worry about it a little. Most of my TV watching will be after dark, but for sports and weekend watching, I would like to be able to watch it during the day. My Mom would like to have some lights on, how much would this effect it? Would it be unwatchable? Or just the blacks won't be exactly black anymore?
Most of the content I will be watching is sports and DVDs. So I think I will wait a few more years before I worry about needing 1080p, but how does 1080i content look on his projector?
(I am also looking for motorized screen recommendations