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I'm looking to get my first HT projector which I plan to put in my darkened basement. Due to room layout, I'll most likely place the projector on a shelf 20 feet from a 120 inch screen. I'll use the setup almost exclusively for movies.


I've seen a refurb Epson 5020 for $2k, and new Benq 1500 for ~$1.5k. Are there other models out there that you would recommend? How does the w1500 compare to the 5020?


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20 feet to a 120" screen is not going to be typically acceptable. The distance is much further than possible with most projectors including the W1500.


In fact, here is the list of projectors which can do it that cost under $2,500:
http://www.projectorcentral.com/projectors.cfm?g=1&hide=0&st=1&mfg=&p=300&p=2500&w=&r=13&br=&ll=&ltg=&t=&db=&dt=&c=&ar=&dvi=&wr=&sp=35&pjl=&pjw=&pjh=&td=20&i=d&is=120&sort=pop&sz=15


Not exactly a wide variety.


The 5020 is a good choice if you want to stick with that distance. Be aware of all risks involved with buying a used projector.
 
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