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I have decided to finally upgrade to a projector and have narrowed it down to two, possibly 3 choices.
1) Optoma HD25e
2) BenQ W1070

But now I'm also considering the Optoma HD131Xe

All three options have 3D which is a requirement for me, but not enough of an importance for me to care about RF vs DLP Link.
I'm not too worried about lighting as the room is very dark at night and the shade is very effective in the day time.(although I almost never watch TV during the daytime)
I would like to mount it on the ceiling as far back in the room as possible.


My main question now is projector placement and if that has any effect on my projector choice. I have decided on a 115" diagonal 16X9 screen, and my room dimensions are below, along with some photos for reference.
ProjectorPlan.jpg
th_742CFAE2-FC47-40A8-8D60-C24D952DFE57-9506-000010C0809F3B27_zpsc8715325.jpgth_EE862880-512A-47C1-A917-FD6A94EA0459-9506-000010BF5069C544_zpsbbb1cc2f.jpg

If I used the calculator here properly it looks like the Optoma HD25e will allow me to mount the projector further back in the room:
BenQW1070.jpg
OptomaHD25e.jpg

I could not find the HD131Xe in the calculator's options but I assume it is the same as the HD25e.

The calculator does not specify mounting height, is that something I need to take into consideration?

Given that I would like the projector mounted as far back in the room as possible, does that eliminate the BenQ W1070, or did I miss something?
Between the Optoma HD25e and the HD 131Xe, is there a large difference between the two for my room, and also in terms of picture quality?

Thanks for reading!

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I have decided to finally upgrade to a projector and have narrowed it down to two, possibly 3 choices.
1) Optoma HD25e
2) BenQ W1070


But now I'm also considering the Optoma HD131Xe

All three options have 3D which is a requirement for me, but not enough of an importance for me to care about RF vs DLP Link.
I'm not too worried about lighting as the room is very dark at night and the shade is very effective in the day time.(although I almost never watch TV during the daytime)
I would like to mount it on the ceiling as far back in the room as possible.


My main question now is projector placement and if that has any effect on my projector choice. I have decided on a 115" diagonal 16X9 screen, and my room dimensions are below, along with some photos for reference.
ProjectorPlan.jpg
th_742CFAE2-FC47-40A8-8D60-C24D952DFE57-9506-000010C0809F3B27_zpsc8715325.jpgth_EE862880-512A-47C1-A917-FD6A94EA0459-9506-000010BF5069C544_zpsbbb1cc2f.jpg

If I used the calculator here properly it looks like the Optoma HD25e will allow me to mount the projector further back in the room:
BenQW1070.jpg
OptomaHD25e.jpg

I could not find the HD131Xe in the calculator's options but I assume it is the same as the HD25e.

The calculator does not specify mounting height, is that something I need to take into consideration?

Given that I would like the projector mounted as far back in the room as possible, does that eliminate the BenQ W1070, or did I miss something?
Between the Optoma HD25e and the HD 131Xe, is there a large difference between the two for my room, and also in terms of picture quality?

Thanks for reading!
If you download the up optoma HD 131xe or the HD 25E manual PDF it has all that info, my projector is mounted on my ceiling about 13 1/2 feet from my wall and sits roughly six inches lower using cheap mount (I think I could have made my self with a visit to Home Depot lol) I'm reading your post on the go so all my numbers are estimated othe than my screen size I measured myself 120". The top line of the picture is between 12 and 18 inches from my ceiling, if I am visualizing it properly. I really hope even one fraction of this helped you brother. I now understand why more people are not in to projection. Projection is very simple, but super freaking far from easy.
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Originally Posted by StrikeOne33 View Post

I have decided to finally upgrade to a projector and have narrowed it down to two, possibly 3 choices.
1) Optoma HD25e
2) BenQ W1070

But now I'm also considering the Optoma HD131Xe

All three options have 3D which is a requirement for me, but not enough of an importance for me to care about RF vs DLP Link.
I'm not too worried about lighting as the room is very dark at night and the shade is very effective in the day time.(although I almost never watch TV during the daytime)
I would like to mount it on the ceiling as far back in the room as possible.


My main question now is projector placement and if that has any effect on my projector choice. I have decided on a 115" diagonal 16X9 screen, and my room dimensions are below, along with some photos for reference.
ProjectorPlan.jpg
th_742CFAE2-FC47-40A8-8D60-C24D952DFE57-9506-000010C0809F3B27_zpsc8715325.jpgth_EE862880-512A-47C1-A917-FD6A94EA0459-9506-000010BF5069C544_zpsbbb1cc2f.jpg

If I used the calculator here properly it looks like the Optoma HD25e will allow me to mount the projector further back in the room:
BenQW1070.jpg
OptomaHD25e.jpg

I could not find the HD131Xe in the calculator's options but I assume it is the same as the HD25e.

The calculator does not specify mounting height, is that something I need to take into consideration?

Given that I would like the projector mounted as far back in the room as possible, does that eliminate the BenQ W1070, or did I miss something?
Between the Optoma HD25e and the HD 131Xe, is there a large difference between the two for my room, and also in terms of picture quality?

Thanks for reading!
I forgot one major thing the holes for the projector mount are offset so if you plan on dead center placement of your screen, attach your mount to the bottom of projector , Have a friend hold the projector up measure dead center to the middle of the room from the center of the lens of the projector. Then mark where the ceiling mount holes need to be lol you get to learn from my mistake.
I've only experienced DLP 3-D and so far, I'm thoroughly impressed with it I am eager to try the VESA 3-D I have the the transmitter I just need the glasses now
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Go to the full PC website and use the pro calculator and it will show you image offset for any projectors that have a fixed offset, as long as it is known....

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Optoma-HD25-LV-projection-calculator-pro.htm
http://www.projectorcentral.com/Optoma-HD131Xe-projection-calculator-pro.htm
http://www.projectorcentral.com/BenQ-W1070-projection-calculator-pro.htm


Anyway, it works out to 9" for the HD25 as well as 9" for the HD131Xe (same zoom range).

The W1070 has closer throw and it has a bit of optical lens shift that allows the lens to be a few inches above the top of the screen. If your ceilings are low, or you want the screen higher, this is a really nice feature.

All measurements and calculations are measured from the front center of the lens itself. Throw distance, offset, etc.

It's worth saying that your screen is a bit small for your seating distance, but it does look like you are perhaps a bit limited on wall space. I would try to go a bit larger if possible.

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