Originally Posted by pottscb
I?m looking for a short throw/UST that looks great in the dark but can cut through some ambient light. Those of you with ST projectors, what pj & screen material/size do you use and can you watch sports/play video games with some light in the room?
Most of the reviews state optoma has a brighter highlight but benq has stronger color brightness which provides better ambient light image. People who have experience with both, do you agree?
No experience with Optoma, but I have 2 benq's. There are 2 lights in the room with 4 bulbs under the ceiling fans. I keep the front one closest to the screen off unless working on it or the stereo. The back one where the seating is off except one bulb facing back I leave on. Fairly dark(I can see the walls on the sides and above) by the screen, plenty of light in back. The BenQ HT2150st is the 1080p short throw to have currently. It's made for gaming and has a low MS lag time. But a questionable call to upgrade from the W1080st.
I throw just over 6' onto a 120" fix screen with a 1.2 gain. $300, and remember, the screen for a UST is very expensive.
Watched my Vikings get it handed to them last night on a 10' screen. Not happy, but the picture was outstanding! It seems like it took some time for the projector to break in. Picture looks better now, a year later. My PS4 Pro and Xbox X work great with the 2150st.
If you're a sports fan, be warned. With the big picture, you see soooo much more, including the stupid plays not happening in the main play, you see them in the background. Things you wouldn't see or notice on a smaller screen.
Been trying to go 4k for some time now. Can't believe there wasn't more news on short throw 4k projectors at CES.
And what is Optoma's problem? The market is there, and they're pretty close now.