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I own a sports bar, and i'm looking to replace an old projector (infocus X3). I also have 2 screenplay 7210 projectors that i think are great. The new unit will be projecting a picture on a 100" wall mounted screen. It wont be too bright in the room because I usually shut the blinds and dim the lights a bit if there is a big game on. I am looking for the best picture for sports. I do not care about how the unit looks or how much sound it makes. I am looking to spend around $3,500 or less.


Let me know if you need any more info about the area it will be mounted.


I would really appreciate some opinions on units. Dinner and drinks on the house for some help!



Thanks


Harry
 

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You need a light cannon projector. Look for the new LG CF181D projector or BENQ W6000 for max light output. If you don't need full HD projector, then you can even go for cheaper Optoma HD66 (720p).
 

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Originally Posted by rjyap /forum/post/18202733


I don't think your customer would be too picky.

I agree with that. How much better would this projector look than the old 7210 i have? Big difference? The 7210 seems to be bright enough even with 1100 lumens.
 

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I agree, the BenQ W6000 would be a good choice. The W6000 is the brightest out of all its competitors in the same class and price range. It's also said to be the best bang for its buck. For a Full HD projector, the w6000 comes with 2,5000 lumens which is absolutely more than anyone could ask for from a Home Theater projector. It also has 50,000:1 contrast ratio.


Here's a review comparing the W6000 with other competitor models in its range:
http://www.projectorreviews.com/benq...ompetitors.php
 

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I would also consider the Epson 8500 UB. From that same review mentioned above ...

On the other hand, the Epson should have a slight advantage in brightest output, when you need lumens. And while the Epson at brightest is off on color, with too much green, etc. it is still better color balance wise than the BenQ at similar power (about 1800 lumens). To get respectable color, the BenQ can do about 1250 lumens, and the Epson more like 1500, so give the Epson the advantage (a small one) for maximum lumens.
 

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The only thing I would caution on a single chip DLP is your customers...


Say you have 100 people in the bar...1/2 +/- could be susceptible to rainbows and thus might find it hard to watch. You might be better with a 3 chip design (alternate technology for the budget) as a consideration...
 
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