Hi all. I am pretty new to the forums and to projectors in general. I recently moved into a new apartment (rental) and we have a pretty big living room so I decided to look into getting a projector. We have a 47" LG that we use as our daily TV, but want something bigger to watch sports (football, basketball & soccer), occasional TV and then movies. Since this will not be our everyday projector, we are not looking to spend more then $500 really.
The distance i sit from the wall right now is between 20 and 22 feet and I would either mount the projector on the ceilings or place it on a shelf on the wall.
I care more about picture quality, being able to watch it some brightness (we have 3 windows which i will get blackout drapes for) then I do about having a 3D projector.
I also am open to taking a 720P projector that may have better specs over 1080P (unless at this distance I need a 1080P?).
I plan on hooking up a home audio system to this which will have Roku (for plex), DVD and a cable box hooked up to it.
Any suggestions will be super helpful... and if there's anything i forgot, please let me know.