Originally Posted by PhotoKevin
The screen is 110" Stewart Studiotek 130 16:9 The walls are dark wood and ceiling is white. I get some light leak on sunny days as the shades in this rental are not the black out shades I put in our previous house where I built a dedicated theater. Not a cave but pretty dark. I do miss my theater that I had to leave in Anchorage.
In my current set up the now dying Vango is only about 800 lumens and works just fine for my needs. I know that both these projectors claim more than double the output. Both the online calculators get close to 12 feet at 110". (give or take.) I can move my screen or the PJ stand to accommodate I am more concerned about the picture quality.
MJ Doom what is the proposed price of the Viewsonic?
That Viewsonic is between 2200-2500$.
Besides the HT3550 and the UHD50 and variants (UHD51/51A) there are some Epson models that could work:
The newly released HC3200 and HC3800, and the HC4010.
All have lens shift (the 4010 has motorized lens shift), are bright which could help with the ambient light.
The 4010 has a 10GB HDMI chip, so no 4K + 60Hz + HDR, which is mostly a gaming requirement. It also has DCI P3 support. It's heavy at ~25lbs.
The 3200/3800 do not have DCI P3 support, are limited to Rec.709.
DLP's have better motion handling.
Both the HT3550 and UHD50 have DCI-P3 support.
DCI-P3 support is enabled via a filter which reduces the light output, by 30-40%. The extended color gamut is worth it if HDR material is used, either via streaming or UHD discs.
A more refined version of the HT3550 is the HT5550. It has lens shift.