Originally Posted by dangc /forum/post/14186662
I think you can get an Infocus IN82 for about $3500.
For your size screen and purpose however, I would get an Epson 1080UB. The epson is capable of producing 1600 lumens in its brightest modes. Keep in mind that in these modes the color may not be "accurate" however with some tweaking you can get it to look pretty good especially for hidef sports. Keep in mind it will never look like the 2 50" plasmas you are going to flank this with and the projector will seem a little dull and muted when watching them at the same time.
And certainly get a Da-Lite High Power screen to increase the brightness and to attenuate the light that is coming off axis from your viewing direction. The two combines will give you a bright picture that looks very good.
I have a VIZIO LCD and a IN82. The IN82 with the HP screen gives me a better picture than the LCD with great colors and a perception of brightness that is as good as the LCD.
I have the projector hanging from the ceiling where the picture just barely clears my head to be within the 30 degree max brightness cone. Actually I have to recline the theater chair some to get my hair out of the picture.
With the IN82 I use the vertical keystone correction to correct for the placement of the projector for maximum brightness.
Using the built in one pixel wide line grid, you can see what happens to resolution as you experiments. You might even want to use some sharpness added to see how it effects the grid lines after using the keystone correction.