Can someone give me some advice? I’m looking for a projector for my basement, which for the most part will be pretty dark most of the time. I don’t know what it is about projectors but I just can’t seem to get a grasp on what or which one is good. I'd say I've probably done over 10 hours of research this last year and don't feel like I know a single thing to really look for. I’d feel comfortable making a TV or Laptop recommendation for anyone depending on their wants and budgets but when it comes to a projector I don’t know what to do. I’m going to chalk this up to never having one…which brings me to my point. Can someone recommend one to me? I’ve read through forums and posts here but a majority seem to be building a theater room my dreams couldn’t even afford and I’ve gotten lost in the technical details of it all that I come out more confused than when I went in. So if someone is willing to give me some personalized help, much appreciated. I don’t trust the people at the stores
The room I will be putting this in is 10’-5” across, so I’d imagine a throw distance of like 9’6” (Subtracting about a foot for the projector itself and any protruding cables). And personally, for the screen size, the bigger the better. I’m thinking I would like to be able to hit 120” (if possible). I’ll be using this for watching sports, playing games and watching movies, in that order of importance with the latter probably once a month at best. Naturally, I’d love a projector that could offer 4k quality and HDR support and only cost me like $500 but no matter how many times I hit search on google it won’t pop up
Now I don’t want to come across as lazy. I’ve found a few that I’m interested in because they check some boxes but it seems like for projectors, moreso than TVs, it doesn’t matter if they say they do something because they may not do it well. Here are the ones I have been looking at (no links, trying to obey the rules):
Anyways, if someone has a suggestion, it would be appreciated. I’d love to be closer to $500 than $1,000 but lets call that range my budget. I also know I’m not going to get the worlds greatest picture, but I would like something that’s….respectable.
Also, bonus question. For the screen would you recommend a pull down, or wall paint? I haven't even begun researching what to do there so that question is just a lazy shortcut
Thanks! Any pointers in the right direction would be appreciated.