Originally Posted by block134
I have a Benq HT2050 and the bulb literally just exploded and made a mess inside the projector. Seems like all the other posts I could find on the topic said that they rarely make a mess when this but I have everything from tiny slivers of glass to about half a dozen the size of a pea every inside the cavity around the bulb assembly, on the lens/mirror, in the fan and fan paths. I was wondering if this is worth cleaning and salvaging or would this be a good excuse to upgrade.
April 19th I am supposed to be closing on a house that will have space for a dedicated theater room so I was thinking now might be a good time to upgrade to a 4K projector if they are not too expensive. I haven't really don't any research on projectors since I bought the Benq about three years ago. I have had no issues with the Benq other then every now and then me and my wife would see rainbows if we moved our heads.
Space wise I am going to have a room that is roughly 24' x 28' that I want to divide into two 12' x 28' spaces. One space will have a utility/equipment closet in it as well as a bar area and the other will be the theater. I can't get much better measurements other than that until I close, I won't know the height of the space until then either but I am guessing right now it is around 7 feet from floor to drop ceiling.
I am not really looking for build ideas, I plan on starting a separate thread for that. Just wanted to start looking at some recommendations for projectors or if I should just clean the old one.
Vacuum that crap out and install a new bulb.
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