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coming to the experts for an answer, as i'm only more undecided the more i research.



would like a projector. figure around 2k budget for projector/screen. i'm a bit flexible on that. emphasis on "bit".



non light controlled room, however, viewing would be at night. primarily movies, with the occasional sports thrown in.


would like 100".


throw would be approximately 11 feet.


mounting is flexible, but i'd prefer a shelf. that's a preference, not a "must"


as long as the fan doesn't sound like a 747 taking off, i can live with some fan noise.


tia. any other info i need to provide, let me know.
 

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cool thanks.


forgot to mention that I have cables up the wazoo, so those don't need to be purchased.
 

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Yes, "the toxic waste dumps" of NJ really doesn't narrow it down at all.

 

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Originally Posted by dvrmstrng /forum/post/19599837


Where in NJ..by the end of this week, maybe next, Ill have a Epson 8350 projecting a 122" 16:9 DIY screen painted on the wall with the RS mudd. My room has ambient light as well.

i'm in collingswood... across the river from philly... i'd like to check that out, although a painted wall screen won't work, as i'm not getting rid of the kuro...

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Yes, "the toxic waste dumps" of NJ really doesn't narrow it down at all.


yea yea yea...
 

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that would be cool, thanks...
 

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+1 8350, especially if you'll have placement issues. lens shift is always nice to have



Is this your first projector? Or are you coming from something else? If so, do share
 

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thanks for sticking your head in...



yup, i'm a projector virgin... so be gentle...
"we" have kicked around the idea of one for awhile... never thought i'd get to a point in life where i thought a 60" tv wasn't "big enough"...



placement flexibility would be a plus... part of the reason why i haven't jumped in before is that my room doesn't exactly lend itself to a projector setup...


any and all suggestions are more than welcome...
 

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thanks for sticking your head in...



yup, i'm a projector virgin... so be gentle...
"we" have kicked around the idea of one for awhile... never thought i'd get to a point in life where i thought a 60" tv wasn't "big enough"...



placement flexibility would be a plus... part of the reason why i haven't jumped in before is that my room doesn't exactly lend itself to a projector setup...


any and all suggestions are more than welcome...
Well since you're new to projectors I really think the 8350 is a great deal for you then + it does have lens shift, which allows you to factor in the placement issues!


I know this is a lot of information, but you'll probably find a lot of your answers in this thread as well:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1280137


Look through it if you have time, otherwise you may ask 'specific' questions in this thread or in the 8350 thread for others to help you out. I haven't had personal experience with the 8350, but from all the comments and reviews I've been reading, it sounds like a really well matched projector, especially for 1st timers.


The one main thing, I do suggest you get familiar with is that projectors are not similar like TV's as it's not a 1 time investment. You'll need to change bulbs which go anywhere from 250-300 on average. LCD projectors will need dust filter cleanings and maintenance. But mainly it will be bulb changes that may take up the cost of usage. So it also depends on how many hours you'll use it. If you're like most white color individuals, you'll be pulling in about 10-15 hours a week on your projector (can't speak for everyone on this though)? Now if you calculate that on a 4000 hour bulb that would be about 250+ weeks of viewing. But for most people that use it moderately to semi heavily it's a new bulb each year I would say? Once again, people may criticize me on my estimations, as these are based merely on people I know, myself, and those I've come across, it really depends on your viewing habits.


Also, LCD's are sensitive to dust, so it's something to keep in mind on where you will want to set up your projector.
 

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thanks again...



i will spend some quality time in that thread today while i'm "working"...



the "bulb thingie" i've got a handle on... i blew through a few of them when i had when i had my old jvc rear projection set... i figure that's just a "cost of ownership" item, and even if i've gotta replace it every year, i'm comfortable with dropping the coin to do so... i'm also "guessing" that when i do get it, i'll likely use it more than i think i will now... at least until the novelty wears off...


the "dust thingie" is always an issue in my house, though... i swear that there's a community of really little trolls that live in between the floors of my house that do nothing but manufacture dust...
plus we have cats and smoke in the room... i do have air filtration in the room, so i'm hoping that will ameliorate some of the dust problem...


again, thanks for the help and pointing me to that thread...
 
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