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I read a ton of reviews and narrowed it down to the below 4 models.

I am going to purchase the 120" ProjectoScreen120HD from Visual Apex and use it outdoors. I will of course wait till at least Dusk and for the sun to go down behind the neighbors home. We plan on sitting at least 12'-15' from the screen.


The DLP's I chose each have 6x Color Wheels to help reduce RBE. I would like to stay in the price range of the below projectors.


I don't care about 3D, and this is strictly for Blu-Ray Movies. We may watch it in the house, but very rarely.


Thank you...I look forward to hearing back from everyone. :)


BenQ W1070 $655.00
• 1 year parts and labor warranty
• 2000 Lumens - Contrast Ratio 10,000:1



BenQ HT1075 $785.95
• 1 year parts and labor warranty
• 2200 Lumens - Contrast Ratio 10,000:1



Epson 3010 $799.00 Refurb
• 2 Year Parts and Labor with replacement program
• 2200 Lumens - Contrast Ratio 40,000:1



Epson 8350 $699.00 Refurb
• 2 Year Parts and Labor with replacement program
• 2000 Lumens - Contrast Ratio 50,000:1
 

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Any reason for going so small on the screen? My buddy has the Visual Apex 144 inch screen in his basement and they sit about 12 to 15 feet away. I promise you 120 inches will start to look small and you will wish you had gone with a larger screen when you lose some of the 16:9 to accommodate the blu-ray aspect.
 

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Any reason for going so small on the screen? My buddy has the Visual Apex 144 inch screen in his basement and they sit about 12 to 15 feet away. I promise you 120 inches will start to look small and you will wish you had gone with a larger screen when you lose some of the 16:9 to accommodate the blu-ray aspect.
Steve...I thought Blu-rays were 16:9...not sure what you mean about losing some of the screen? The screen is 120" 16:9.


I do however agree that a larger screen might be cool.


Just got an email from a reputable vendor that has a great deal...$799 for the Epson Home Cinema 2030 Projector + a FREE Outdoor 120" or 144" Diag. Screen + a FREE ceiling mount.


The screen is very highly rated so I think this is an awesome deal!
 

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Different blu-rays have different aspect ratios. Randomly look at the back of some of your blu-rays at the aspect ratios. If a Blu-ray has black bands at the top and bottom of your 16:9 TV when you play it, the same will occur with the projector. I do a 16:9 169inch image and on some Blu-ray disks I lose size to accommodate a widescreen format. This is why I stopped using my 70 inch TV for movies...it was too small to enjoy.


On the HC2030, I have the HC2000 with right at 2700 hours on it and I think it is a great projector for the price plus it has a filter so outdoor bugs getting sucked into the projector shouldn't be an issue. (I just ordered another HC2000 for outdoor/travel use from Amazon since they are on sale for $549 under other sellers and the seller is Amazon.)
 

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On the HC2030, I have the HC2000 with right at 2700 hours on it and I think it is a great projector for the price plus it has a filter so outdoor bugs getting sucked into the projector shouldn't be an issue. (I just ordered another HC2000 for outdoor/travel use from Amazon since they are on sale for $549 under other sellers and the seller is Amazon.)
Thank you for the explanation...now that you mention it, I do see black bars sometimes.


Glad to see you like the HC2000...pretty much the same as the 2030. I didn't know about the air filter...that is a great point!


I will get the 144" screen, and if the picture is too big (yeah right...LOL! ) I will move the projector in a little bit.
 
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