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Best budget projector for gaming and movies?

Best budget projector for gaming and movies?

Looking for recommendation on a budget projector for lots of gaming and also movies? doesn't matter if it's refurbished or used I'm OK with that. 60/40 gaming and movies.

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bright so i can use in the daytime..
Good punchy colors.
Lens shift.
Never had 3d but would be cool to try out. 
Good black levels. I have been using a jvc dla rs2 and its known for having great black levels.
Low fan noise
long bulb life. 
Affordable bulbs

My current projector is a jvc dla rs2, nothing wrong with her, beautiful picture. I am just wondering if I can get more brightness, and less lag for gaming,
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Best budget projector for gaming and movies?

Looking for recommendation on a budget projector for lots of gaming and also movies? doesn't matter if it's refurbished or used I'm OK with that. 60/40 gaming and movies.

Looking for: 

bright so i can use in the daytime..
Good punchy colors.
Lens shift.
Never had 3d but would be cool to try out. 
Good black levels. I have been using a jvc dla rs2 and its known for having great black levels.
Low fan noise
long bulb life. 
Affordable bulbs

My current projector is a jvc dla rs2, nothing wrong with her, beautiful picture. I am just wondering if I can get more brightness, and less lag for gaming,

Whats your budget and throw distant range
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Throw is 19 feet were I have my rs2 now, 100" screen. I read some very nice reviews of some budget projectors in the 700.00 range but I'm thinking if I up my budget and look for used, refurbished or old stock I could get something pretty nice.
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Throw is 19 feet were I have my rs2 now, 100" screen. I read some very nice reviews of some budget projectors in the 700.00 range but I'm thinking if I up my budget and look for used, refurbished or old stock I could get something pretty nice.
I would check out the used section on this forum. I have seen multiple good offers for quality projectors. As @kaotikr1 has mentioned he has a sony vpl40es for sale. Have read nothing but good reviews of that projector for gaming and movie use.
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You'll have to go used or up your budget. Your wishlist is pretty long for $700.
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Your list of requirements is a little demanding from a budget projector. Anyway, no budget projectors will throw a 100" image from as far away as 19'. Budget projectors normally have shorter throws than higher end home theater projectors like your JVC. If you can relax your requirements for a near-JVC-quality projector at a budget price and mount the gaming projector closer to the screen, there are options available.
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Do you think if I move my budget up to 1000-1500 used or refurbished I could see a jump in performance compared to my rs2? If so what models? I just watched avengers and it was great! I think I have upgraditis, and want a little brightness for daytime gaming.
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To play games best one is epson 2040 as its replacement lamp is under $100 and input lag is 24ms. it is now in under $700 category.
In a room with a bit of light where black levels are not a concern it will work just fine.

New epson 3100 will have better black level but it is $1200 and not confirmed yet about input lag but most likely same of close to 2040.
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Benq W1070, no doubt. Outstanding value for your experience, with change left over for the actual games, or maybe a speaker system. Am I biased? Yes. I asked the same questions about a year ago, bought the BenQ, built a blackout cloth screen with my son for $68, and spent the leftover of my budget on a used Andrew Jones Pioneer speaker system and I play on it everyday. 137" of bliss. Bulbs are cheap to replace, there's a "dynamic" setting for daytime gaming (although the setting admittedly over-delivers on green tint), 3D comes with and the proj is reasonably quiet relative to cost. I experience no noticeable lag while gaming; and my son, the lag connoisseur and twitch FPS gamer, prefers SW: Battlefront on the proj (PC) versus the WD82842 in the living room (XBONE) due to the keyboard/mouse setup, which he says provides more precision...he'd notice lag, to be sure, even if my 46-yr old eyes might not.

Beats the 600-800 lumens on your JVC with 2000...robust community with the model who know its intricacies...current version has illuminated remote for dark viewing...

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Since the OP has not said he would reduce the throw from 19' to his 100" screen, none of the sub-$1,000 projectors is going to work. That also eliminates anything with low-priced lamp replacements. Even a used Sony HW40ES won't work as it needs to be closer than 16' to throw a 100" image. Bottom line is that virtually no one looks for a long throw (19') gaming projector to a 100" screen. Since there's no market no one makes one. There are plenty of shorter throw options. Maybe it's time to stop chasing after unicorns.
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Since the OP has not said he would reduce the throw from 19' to his 100" screen, none of the sub-$1,000 projectors is going to work. That also eliminates anything with low-priced lamp replacements. Even a used Sony HW40ES won't work as it needs to be closer than 16' to throw a 100" image. Bottom line is that virtually no one looks for a long throw (19') gaming projector to a 100" screen. Since there's no market no one makes one. There are plenty of shorter throw options. Maybe it's time to stop chasing after unicorns.
Yeah, agreed. While the W1070 is rated to throw betw. 4.3 - 19.6', it can't throw 19 feet to 100 inches. OP will have to consider some mods to current requirements.

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I just remeasured my room, it's actually about 15 feet from front of screen, to back wall.
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Get the benq 2050, mount the projector somewhere else than your old one.
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I just remeasured my room, it's actually about 15 feet from front of screen, to back wall.
$539 http://www.benqdirect.com/benq-outle...00-refurb.html

Will fill a 100" screen with throw between 10 and 15 feet. Input lag 33ms for gaming. Accurate color RGBRGB fast color wheel and 2100 measured lumens in normal lamp cinema mode (2500 in Dynamic mode) and 1600 in ECO mode. No lens adjustment, must be 7" above a 100" screen.

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I'm looking for something very similar. My dilemma is this... the ceiling is 10' high and I'd rather not hang the projector 3 feet below the ceiling. Also the room is 21' long and there is a ceiling fan in the middle. Can I shoot from 21' back? I'm fine with a large screen, I'm just concerned about brightness. I know the 5030 is capable of shooting a 120" from 21'.

So my requirements are..

Vertical shift, frame interpolation, high lumens (over 2500) for mostly daytime use, prefer low lag but not essential, new or used model under $1200.

I have not purchased a screen and I'm leaning towards alr grey. I'm not that picky about black levels.

I'm leaning towards the new Epson 3100. Anything else I should consider?

Edit: I've given up on the 21' throw. I'll just raise the fan and hang the projector behind the fan a little lower. So it will be about 15' back from the screen.

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Do you think if I move my budget up to 1000-1500 used or refurbished I could see a jump in performance compared to my rs2? If so what models? I just watched avengers and it was great! I think I have upgraditis, and want a little brightness for daytime gaming.


My Sony 40es is for sale in the classified,good for your needs and comes with an new oem lamp.


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My Sony 40es is for sale in the classified,good for your needs and comes with an new oem lamp.


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You can't go wrong with the Sony 40es. Great black levels, great lag input time. Plus they are at a great price used. Most come with low hour lamps.
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So my requirements are..

Vertical shift, frame interpolation, high lumens (over 2500) for mostly daytime use, prefer low lag but not essential, new or used model under $1200.

I have not purchased a screen and I'm leaning towards alr grey. I'm not that picky about black levels.

I'm leaning towards the new Epson 3100. Anything else I should consider?

Edit: I've given up on the 21' throw. I'll just raise the fan and hang the projector behind the fan a little lower. So it will be about 15' back from the screen.
You don't actually need vertical lens shift, which means some adjustment is available, you just need a positive vertical lens offset so the projector can be higher than the top of the image.

The Benq HC1200 can go as small as 140" screen from 21' throw. Center of lens would be 10" higher than the top of the image. So if the top of the screen is at 8', the lens would be at 8'10" off the floor. 2800 max lumens, 2500 in Dynamic mode, 2100 in Cinema mode. 2500/60sf screen area = 40fl on a 1.0 gain white screen. On an ALR screen with 0.5 gain you would still have 20fl which exceeds the standard of 16fl for commercial cinemas. In Cinema mode, with best blacks and color, the 2100 lumens would give 17fl on a 0.5 gain ALR screen for night time movie watching. Keeping the longer 21' throw would be good for an ALR screen because it minimizes the hotspotting that ALR screens with gain have at shorter throws. $539 at BenQ Direct for refurb units. 33ms lag for gaming.

Ps. Go to the DIY Screens forum for inexpensive paint formulas that are ALR with some gain. Typically less than $100 to pain a whole wall, or build a frame and cover it with Carls Flexiwhite and paint it or just cover it with Carls ALR screen material and don't paint.

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You don't actually need vertical lens shift, which means some adjustment is available, you just need a positive vertical lens offset so the projector can be higher than the top of the image.

The Benq HC1200 can go as small as 140" screen from 21' throw. Center of lens would be 10" higher than the top of the image. So if the top of the screen is at 8', the lens would be at 8'10" off the floor. 2800 max lumens, 2500 in Dynamic mode, 2100 in Cinema mode. 2500/60sf screen area = 40fl on a 1.0 gain white screen. On an ALR screen with 0.5 gain you would still have 20fl which exceeds the standard of 16fl for commercial cinemas. In Cinema mode, with best blacks and color, the 2100 lumens would give 17fl on a 0.5 gain ALR screen for night time movie watching. Keeping the longer 21' throw would be good for an ALR screen because it minimizes the hotspotting that ALR screens with gain have at shorter throws. $539 at BenQ Direct for refurb units. 33ms lag for gaming.

Ps. Go to the DIY Screens forum for inexpensive paint formulas that are ALR with some gain. Typically less than $100 to pain a whole wall, or build a frame and cover it with Carls Flexiwhite and paint it or just cover it with Carls ALR screen material and don't paint.

Thanks a million! I'll check it out. There's no point in me spending $1200 since I'm not using it in a bat cave.
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Looking for something similar as the original poster (50/50 gaming and movie dedicated usage). My Epson 8700ub is ~6yrs old, and only 400 hours into it's 3rd bulb, and one of the polarizer's is burned in or is delaminating causing a pink hue over a third of the screen. I'm in a dedicated home theater room in my basement. Walls, ceiling and floor and furniture are all dark colors and there is zero ambient lighting.

Screen is 119" and the throw is 16 feet with the projector ceiling mounted from a pole, slightly behind the seating area, and slightly off-center so I'm using a slight amount of horizontal and vertical lens shift. With some of the projectors mentioned in this thread, I can't get the throw I'm needing and it would require mounting around 12-13ft which is not desired. Input lag is also a big consideration since half the bulb time it's connected to an Xbox One for gaming.

I've been considering a variety of Epson models that would give me the throw distance I need (5030ub, 3020, and 3500) but I'm hesitant to invest in their brand again until I research the long-term quality of the other models after investing $2200 on the 8700ub only to have it fail so quickly. I might just get a refurb unit on one of the older models listed there and figure it's a disposable item and might get me another 4-5 years but know going in that I probably won't buy a 3rd bulb... maybe 2 bulbs tops.

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I've been considering a variety of Epson models that would give me the throw distance I need (5030ub, 3020, and 3500) but I'm hesitant to invest in their brand again until I research the long-term quality of the other models after investing $2200 on the 8700ub only to have it fail so quickly. I might just get a refurb unit on one of the older models listed there and figure it's a disposable item and might get me another 4-5 years but know going in that I probably won't buy a 3rd bulb... maybe 2 bulbs tops.
Here's what I've narrowed it down to:

Epson 5030ub for $1999 plus it includes a 2nd bulb via rebate
Epson 3500 for $1199 new (or $939 refurb)
Epson 3020 for $1163 new (or $739 refurb)

-All three have replacement bulbs that retail at $299, or around $180 for a OEM factory bulb inside a generic housing (which is what I've usually purchased in my ~12 years of owning projectors.

The 5030ub makes the most sense given my room setup (dedicated home theater cave that you can't see your hand in front of your face with lights off) and would obviously have the best contrast and shadow detail. It also has picture in picture using both HDMI inputs, something I would make use of.

The 3500 and 3020 are more for mixed used room setups and have brighter bulbs and less detail in dark scenes, but I could get a refurb of either one for half the price of the 5030 (even if I back out the cost of the free bulb). I could use eco mode with either of those brighter projectors to help compensate for them being too bright for my viewing environment.

Am I missing anything here? All have enough lens shift and zoom for my installation and it seems for gaming the lag is comparable depending if I utilize the different gaming modes to minimize lag effects. I keep going back and forth here!

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Went with the Epson 3500 for $799 @ Best Buy today, couldn't pass that kind of a deal up. It's way more light output than I need, but ECO mode helps.

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That's a great price for a 3500 as long as you can live with black levels that are inferior to your old projector. Projector lamps tend to lose a fair chunk of brightness in the first 500 hours of use, so that will help tame things down for you.
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That's a great price for a 3500 as long as you can live with black levels that are inferior to your old projector. Projector lamps tend to lose a fair chunk of brightness in the first 500 hours of use, so that will help tame things down for you.
Yeah, that's what I'm hoping for and keep telling myself. The whites are just all blown up and I'm getting ghosting too. Dark scenes are actually very good and don't make me miss the ultra black series Epson that I just took down, but the whites are like looking at an illuminated road sign with high beams on, lol

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It sounds as if your 3500 is a perfect candidate for a neutral density filter. If you search AVS Forum for neutral density filter or ND filter there are many discussions about how to use one to tame excessively bright projectors. For example, an ND2 filter in front of your projector lens will cut lumens reaching the screen by about 50% and equally darken whites and blacks by the same amount. It's like having a lamp setting even lower than eco. As the lamp dims with age you simply remove the filter.
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It sounds as if your 3500 is a perfect candidate for a neutral density filter. If you search AVS Forum for neutral density filter or ND filter there are many discussions about how to use one to tame excessively bright projectors. For example, an ND2 filter in front of your projector lens will cut lumens reaching the screen by about 50% and equally darken whites and blacks by the same amount. It's like having a lamp setting even lower than eco. As the lamp dims with age you simply remove the filter.
Excellent suggestion, thank you. I'm a bit of a photo buff with various lens and filter combos on my dSLR, not sure why I didn't think that application for this too?

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