Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Carvel, Alberta, Canada
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Hi...I'll wade in on this one, as we have almost the exact problem you have. The only place we could put our projector is a room with a skylight directly over the screen (photo attached). We have an Epson Powerlight HC3020 home cinema projector with 2300 lumens of light output. The projector you mentioned is actually NOT a home theatre projector, but a data projector, and as such, may be brighter, but the contrast shown in the specs is not good enough for video- you'll really notice it in a dark room. You might want to take a look at an Epson 5030UB instead. It's listed as a 2400 lumen projector, but also has a 600,000 :1 contrast ratio. It will have a much faster refresh rate than most data projectors as well. I don't think you'll be happy with a data projector for use with video. Data projectors just don't need that kind of refresh rate.
We had to handle our daytime viewing issues by picking up a skylight blind. These are available at most big box home centres like Home Depot or Lowes. Hunter Douglas makes them as well.
We can watch ours all day long when the blind is closed. Just my two cents....