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If your room is completely light controlled, I'd consider something from JVC for superior black levels and HDR representation (if you can track down a deal)... if not, the 5050/6050 (or 5040 refurb when they pop up for $1200) is probably the better choice, though I'm not sure I'd stretch the budget for the 6050 which basically amounts to a 5050 with a black case, slightly superior (through yield-sorting) version of the same lens, and longer warranty (the latter can be offset by buying with a credit card that matches/doubles the mfg warranty). I'm not sure screen-door is something I'd put much weight on when considering the 5050/5040... pixel-shift essentially eliminates this except at extreme inspection.
With any of these models with a powered/memory lens, you also seem like a decent candidate for a 2.35:1 screen as well... you'll compromise some screen size with 16:9 material but, if film viewing is your primary concern, a 2.35:1 screen can really up the immersion factor, especially at that seating distance and also keep 16:9 material from being overwhelming at that seating distance. A 125" 2.35:1 screen would still net a 100" 16:9 picture, and a 115" 2.35:1 would give ~92" 16:9, either of which would be good choices for the 8' seating distance depending on personal taste. As others have mentioned, get the projector and set it up, see what you like, and then buy a screen.
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Last edited by Stephen Hopkins; 05-09-2019 at 10:01 AM.