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Long throw with a normal size screen?

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Looking for a projector for a church. We are currently doing rear projection with an Acer something-or-other projector which works fine. However, we'd like to switch to front projection but the ceilings are way to high to mount something to. There is a balcony in the back of the church that isn't used where we could put a projector. However, it's probably 60' (rough guess) away from the screen and the screen is around 8' x 12' or so (just an estimate).

Can anyone recommend something that can have such a small image from that far away? The cheaper the better as this is a start-up church with little to no budget.

Thanks.
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No inexpensive projector on the market will throw an image anywhere near that small from that far a distance. That would require a professional model with a special long throw lens. The least expensive currently available model I can find is the Epson Pro G6150 with the middle throw lens (ELPLM05). That projector/lens combo will cost you somewhere close to $4,000. If your church is on a tight budget you should consider sticking with your current rear projection setup unless you have a compelling reason to switch to front projection. Assuming you have a dedicated rear projection screen you would need to change that to a front projection screen if you went with a front projector.
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Thanks. I knew it would be expensive but didn't really know how much. Thanks for the specific referral so I can pass that along and tell them No.
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That's very 'entry' level by the way. That's not a high-end model, but a low-end model for that type of application.

The use of rear projection is typically better anyway, and you should be speaking to a local professional for advice really. They can tell you why you should be using rear projection, and why nothing at all should be changed up from that if you can avoid it. Rear projection in a lit room produces the best results possible really. Great contrast if in a controlled space for rear projection.

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Howdy,

Looking for a projector for a church. We are currently doing rear projection with an Acer something-or-other projector which works fine. However, we'd like to switch to front projection but the ceilings are way to high to mount something to. There is a balcony in the back of the church that isn't used where we could put a projector. However, it's probably 60' (rough guess) away from the screen and the screen is around 8' x 12' or so (just an estimate).

Can anyone recommend something that can have such a small image from that far away? The cheaper the better as this is a start-up church with little to no budget.

Thanks.
Another option might be a short-throw front projector. To fill a 12' wide screen, the Optoma GT1080 would be just 6' in front of the screen, while the Benq 2150ST would need to be 8.4' in front of it. So if a stand that far in front of the screen would still be behind the pulpit or podium or whatever it might work. Those are both <$1000.

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