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Hi all,

I see the BenQ W1070 tossed around regularly for a starter projector in a multipurpose room. What would be the next step up in quality in a properly painted/carpeted room? I've seen the JVC DLA-RF46 mentioned, but am concerned about its lumen output in a multipurpose room and I'm hoping for a 120"+ screen with a 10'6" throw.

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The RS46 would always be my recommendation. If the room is properly light controlled, painted, with dark carpet, then this projector will look great on a 120" screen. Your throw distance though is going to be an issue as it leans well towards the shorter throw side of things. In fact, it's a huge issue.

Here is the list of 1080p projectors under $4,000 which can do 120" from 10.5' away:
http://www.projectorcentral.com/projectors.cfm?g=1&hide=0&st=1&mfg=&p=400&p=4000&w=&r=13&br=&ll=&ltg=&t=&db=&dt=&c=&ar=&dvi=&wr=&pjl=&pjw=&pjh=&td=10.5&i=d&is=120&sort=pop&sz=15

Only 5, and none are real improvements on the W1070.

Take the throw distance up to 14' and you have 54 options.
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The RS46 would always be my recommendation. If the room is properly light controlled, painted, with dark carpet, then this projector will look great on a 120" screen. Your throw distance though is going to be an issue as it leans well towards the shorter throw side of things. In fact, it's a huge issue.

Here is the list of 1080p projectors under $4,000 which can do 120" from 10.5' away:
http://www.projectorcentral.com/projectors.cfm?g=1&hide=0&st=1&mfg=&p=400&p=4000&w=&r=13&br=&ll=&ltg=&t=&db=&dt=&c=&ar=&dvi=&wr=&pjl=&pjw=&pjh=&td=10.5&i=d&is=120&sort=pop&sz=15

Only 5, and none are real improvements on the W1070.

Take the throw distance up to 14' and you have 54 options.

Thanks! I wasn't aware of this sort function on projectorcentral. Unfortunately, I'm pretty much limited to 11'6" (minus PJ length) due to a 12" beam in my 8' basement. It wouldn't be feasible to drop the PJ below this beam.
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If you are interested in 3D the 1070 or other DLP projectors show no ghosting vs the RS46 and other projectors. That being said the black levels are much better on the JVC and some Epsons. It really depends are several factors including how well you can control ambient light, what types of programs will you mostly watch and throw distance. I own both a JVC RS45 and the Benq and both are very good. I use the Benq much more often because of low lamp costs and the type of programs I watch. I use the JVC for moves with dark scenes.
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If you are interested in 3D the 1070 or other DLP projectors show no ghosting vs the RS46 and other projectors. That being said the black levels are much better on the JVC and some Epsons. It really depends are several factors including how well you can control ambient light, what types of programs will you mostly watch and throw distance. I own both a JVC RS45 and the Benq and both are very good. I use the Benq much more often because of low lamp costs and the type of programs I watch. I use the JVC for moves with dark scenes.

Alright, thanks for sharing. I think I will likely stick with the 1070 due to my limited throw distance..
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