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I would like help in choosing a projector for use in home cinema, (films, ps4 or 5), my room has an area of ​​25 m².
the projector will be at a distance of 4.5 meters (15 feet)
The room is dark and I won't have any lighting problems.
I already have a projection screen (140 ")

I need a projector under R $ 1500,00.

which would you recommend? I looked at the EPSON HC 3800 and the
BENQ TK800
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Of those two Epson has the lower lag for gaming and plenty of placement flexibility. The BenQ would need to be a little farther away to fill your screen, has high lag and very limited placement (inverted on ceiling at the top of the screen). Whats your room like concerning reflections (white walls, floors and/or ceiling)?
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Of those two Epson has the lower lag for gaming and plenty of placement flexibility. The BenQ would need to be a little farther away to fill your screen, has high lag and very limited placement (inverted on ceiling at the top of the screen). Whats your room like concerning reflections (white walls, floors and/or ceiling)?
the whole room is dark, gray walls and ceilings, and the 3.0 x 1.80 meter projection screen = 140 "
the projector will be on a bracket on the wall.

I was researching and I really liked the BENQ TK850.

what do you think?

Thank you for your help.
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Just videos?

I've got an Epson HC 3200 installed at very similar specs - 15'4", 142" screen.
The placement flexibility is delightful, and movies look great!

If you plan to do any computer work with it, though, I don't recommend it. I cannot get even focus across the screen, despite them issuing me two different units, and they have finally admitted to me that they probably don't produce any projectors that can provide even focus across 142" screen in 4k. You don't notice the focus with movies, just with text.
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I've got an Epson HC 3200 installed at very similar specs - 15'4", 142" screen.
The placement flexibility is delightful, and movies look great!

If you plan to do any computer work with it, though, I don't recommend it. I cannot get even focus across the screen, despite them issuing me two different units, and they have finally admitted to me that they probably don't produce any projectors that can provide even focus across 142" screen in 4k. You don't notice the focus with movies, just with text.
it would be for netflix, youtube, ps4 or ps5.
I would only use the computer to play a movie.

Thank you for your help
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the whole room is dark, gray walls and ceilings, and the 3.0 x 1.80 meter projection screen = 140 "
the projector will be on a bracket on the wall.

I was researching and I really liked the BENQ TK850.

what do you think?

Thank you for your help.
The BenQ TK850 will work but measure exact lens to screen as it can be no more the 15' for a 140" diag screen. Wall mounted it must be inverted and at the top of the screen. The Epson will have lower lag, brighter in a color accurate mode and better contrast with all most no restrictions on where it can be placed.

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The BenQ TK850 will work but measure exact lens to screen as it can be no more the 15' for a 140" diag screen. Wall mounted it must be inverted and at the top of the screen. The Epson will have lower lag, brighter in a color accurate mode and better contrast with all most no restrictions on where it can be placed.
in fact it will be on a wall shelf. It will not be inverted.

Would I have a problem with that?

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in fact it will be on a wall shelf. It will not be inverted.

Would I have a problem with that?

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Yes it is a problem. It can't be shelf mounted as that's not the way it is designed. If it is right side up it must line up with the bottom of the screen. The Epson is designed to be shelf mounted/table mounted or ceiling mounted.

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Yes it is a problem. It can't be shelf mounted as that's not the way it is designed. If it is right side up it must line up with the bottom of the screen. The Epson is designed to be shelf mounted/table mounted or ceiling mounted.
But if I put the BenQ TK850 inverted on the shelf taped to the wall. would have a problem?

take a look at the picture of how it will be.
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But if I put the BenQ TK850 inverted on the shelf taped to the wall. would have a problem?

take a look at the picture of how it will be.
The lens of the projector can't be below the top of the screen. In your picture your shelf is lower then the top of the screen. You could tilt the projector but then you would need to use picture detail robing digital keystone if the projector has that option.

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But if I put the BenQ TK850 inverted on the shelf taped to the wall. would have a problem?

take a look at the picture of how it will be.
The calculator shows the position of the projector in relation to the screen. At the bottom of the page there is a section called lens ****, after the screen size is inputted:
https://www.projectorcentral.com/Ben...ulator-pro.htm
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