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Throw distance 18ft, image size 90", <1k$. Utopia?

Dear all,
even though I am following the website since quite some time ago, this is my first post.

I'm looking for a projector that could fit in my living room. These are my wishes and in attachment you can find the layout (a very basic and not in scale, but it should contain all the needed values) of my living.
Note: my living room is an open space also in height, so the actual ceiling is somewhere 5 to 7 meters above the floor. the only option I have to place the beamer is on horizontal rods (that are holding the roof). In other words, the throw distance is fixed.

- Throw distance: 550cm (=18ft)
- Image size: 80-90". 75" is too small to enjoy FullHD and 100" is very difficult for me to fit.
- FullHD (3D not required)
- LED technology (I'm quite sensitive to the rainbow effect)
- Around 800USD
- It seems already difficult to find somthing, so I wouldn't put constraints on the quality, brightness, contrast ratio but - of course - the higher values the better.

I had a look at projectorcentral.com to find a suitable candidate but it seems that there is only one candidate: the EPSON PowerLite Home Cinema 8345 valued 999$.

Is this correct or do I miss something? Am I really asking something impossible? Are there other brands/models that might fit my needs?

Any suggestion is more than appreciated.
Best of luck

Alex
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Your throw distance is very long for such a small screen compared to a typical theater, so you aren't going to find a long list of projectors with lenses which support your throw distance.

Yes, the 8345 or the 8350 from Epson are likely the only options for your room. They are larger projectors, but work well, are well reviewed, and well lived.

Get one, call it a day, it meets your needs.

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The 8345/8350 are about it in the under $1k range. Most projectors in that price range tend to have shorter throw distances. In the more expensive price ranges there are more models. The Panasonic 8000 would be close. The throw to the lens is 17'10" (543cm). If that works or the screen can be slightly larger that projector can be found for under $1500. The next up the chain would be the Epson 5025//5030/4030 and 6030. JVC models would also be able to make that throw but they are even more expensive. You might be able to find any one of those in the used market for under $1k.
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Thank you very much to share your valuable experience.

I'll have a look if I find an 8345/TW2000 in the second-hand market

Take care
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Hello!

Sorry to resume this post, but it is still the case that the Epson TW2000 (or the US equivalent) is the only one with the aforementioned specs?

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Any Epson projector with a 2.1x zoom lens (EH-TW7300, EH-TW7400, EH-TW9300, EH-TW9400, etc.) can throw a 90" image from 550 cm (18').
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Any Epson projector with a 2.1x zoom lens (EH-TW7300, EH-TW7400, EH-TW9300, EH-TW9400, etc.) can throw a 90" image from 550 cm (18').
Well, the <1k$ was also a "spec" in this case

But very good to know that any PJ with zoom lens 2.1x will do the job!
Thanks!!
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There is almost no demand for projectors that can throw that small an image from that far away. The Epsons with 2.1x zoom are the least expensive projectors of the small number that can. Your best hope for finding one for <$1k would be an older used Epson with 2.1x zoom. Epson has been making projectors with the 2.1x zoom lens for more than 10 years so there should be plenty of used ones out there. For example the EH-TW9000 and EH-TW9100 have been out of production for 4 years and used models should be available for <$1,000.
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