Originally Posted by FamilyFun
b curry Tha KS for the information. I'll do more reading. One thing is that I read that DLP projectors were better than LCD projectors. Honestly, there are wat to many to chose from. All I know is that I want the movies to have the best picture possible for my budget. I'm not sure if I would want to spend 1.2k on an LCD projector, when I've read that DLP projectors are better. Can you think of any other dlp projectors that would give the best possible image on a 200 inch screen? I checked out the Epson lcd one you recommended, but there aren't many reviews on it.
Well, I was trying to think of a way to answer without coming off as a condescending ass so please don't take offence but, you've champagne and cavier wishes in mind with a Diet Pepsi budget.
A 200" screen is a lot of screen, ~144 square feet. That's a lot of area to light up. A DLP that will do as good a job as an Epson LED at your price point is easily going to cost 2-3 times more and it is still really an entry level unit with a lot of compromises.
Most good quality DLP's that will light up a 200" screen with a good quality image will be in the 5-6 figure range bought new. I have a DLP with a screen ~65% the size of what you want and the lens alone was ~7 times more than your projector budget.
Business class projectors use a white or clear color wheel segment to boost the brightness/lumen value. This can be ok with a power point slide show and even viewing a movie but it will sacrifice color accuracy, color saturation, as well as black levels and contrast.
So yes, I can point you to some DLP's but not with good conscience in your price range.
Originally Posted by FamilyFun
B curry, what are your thoughts on this projector: Optoma X600 XGA 6000 Lumen Full 3D DLP Network Projector with HDMI
It's a DLP and has 6000 lumens, and since you say that DLP's only reapply use around 70% of their lumen's, this one will put out about 4200 lumens, give or take a few. It also has pretty great reviews on Amazon
This is a good example of what I would not buy unless I came across a new open box for $100-$200 and I didn't care that much about picture quality on a 200" screen.
This is a business class projector. It has an XGA or 1024 x 768 - 4:3 resolution/aspect ratio. It will display a 16:9 aspect image albeit re-scaled which is an necessary compromise at this point in time IMHO; in other words not the best picture when displayed at 200". Contrast ratio is listed at 10,000:1 and since it's a DLP it will be something much less with a color image displayed.
Most of the reviews on Amazon for this unit are in business use or church auditorium where critical viewing exceptions are generally low.
Below are photographs of an Epson G7500U using a 272" Carl's Flexiwhite screen projected outside/backyard. Compare these picture to the Amazon review pictures for the Optima X600.
This projector is over your budget at ~$3000 refurbished direct from Epson. It's an LED. The Epson HC1450 will get you closer to this quality image on a 200" screen than the Optima X600 will.
for the use of his pictures.