Best budget 1080P projector - Home Theater Forum and Systems - HomeTheaterShack.com
Home Theater Shack Forums
Newegg: The perfect solution for all your HTPC and media server build needs! Creative Sound Solutions: Loudspeaker kits and components for subwoofers, midwoofers, woofers and full range speakers! XTZ Sound Marantz OPPO Digital - Universal Network 3D Blu-ray Players - Buy Direct from the Manufacturer Chane Music & Cinema Madisound Parts Express: Excellent Source for DIY Speaker and Subwoofer Projects! Musicians Friend: Your one stop shop for microphones, mic amps and Behringer products. Value Electronics: A trusted retailer and custom installer that specializes in whole-house audio, home theater, Plasma, LCD, LED, HDTVs, Blu-ray and more. Genelec: Active Speakers and Speaker Systems Audio General, Inc.: Great deals on projectors, screens and electronics. Underwood HiFi - Excellent discounts on some awesome name brands. Power Sound Audio designs, develops, and assembles high quality loudspeakers and subwoofers for home theater environments. Visual Apex: The most competitive pricing for home theater projectors... and built on customer satisfaction! SVSound Emotiva is your Home Theater Component Source for Audiophile Quality Home Theater Equipment at Factory Direct Prices

Like Us on facebookREW
Go Back   Home Theater Forum and Systems - HomeTheaterShack.com > Home Theater - Audio / Video > Home Theater Projectors
Forgot Password?
Donations Reviews Vendors

 Reply     Post New Thread
Views: 20146 - Replies: 13  
Thread Tools
Old 02-18-12, 09:18 AM   #1
Shackster

Since: Feb 2012
Posts: 31
Michigan
  23bossman is offline    
I started this thread.
Best budget 1080P projector


Hey guys, I am new to the forum and am about to start my home theater but still trying to learn as much as possible. I am on a strict budget for a projector $1000 or less and am trying to get the best bang for my buck. 3d doesn't matter to me nor does lcd or dlp. I'll have a throw distance of somewhere between 12-15 ft and probably around 120" screen.

I have read a lot of reviews about the Optoma HD20 and am leaning towards that but am open to suggestions. I would appreciate any feedback you guys could give me since I am pretty clueless on all of this. Thanks again and look forward to hearing some of your replies!



Forum Rules Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-12, 10:27 AM   #2
Senior Shackster
Gold Supporter

eljay's Avatar
Since: Nov 2010
Posts: 441
Ottawa, Canada
My System
  eljay is offline    
Re: Best budget 1080P projector


If you haven't already done so, check out ProjectorCentral.com. It's a great site w/ lots of information (reviews, comparisons, owners' comments, projection calculator, etc.).


Forum Rules Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-12, 11:29 AM   #3
Shackster

Since: Feb 2012
Posts: 31
Michigan
  23bossman is offline    
I started this thread.
Re: Best budget 1080P projector


Thanks for the link! I will def do that. Any personal opinions?


Forum Rules Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-12, 02:48 PM   #4
Senior Shackster
Gold Supporter

eljay's Avatar
Since: Nov 2010
Posts: 441
Ottawa, Canada
My System
  eljay is offline    
Re: Best budget 1080P projector


Quote:
23bossman wrote:
Any personal opinions?
For $1K or less, the Optoma HD20 seems like the way to go. If I had to replace my PJ tomorrow, I would try to snag a BenQ W6000 for ~$1,500 (which is what I see they're currently selling for on a few U.S. sites). A buddy of mine has one and it's a really nice PJ.


Forum Rules Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-12, 08:29 AM   #5
Shackster

Since: Feb 2012
Posts: 31
Michigan
  23bossman is offline    
I started this thread.
Re: Best budget 1080P projector


Any personal opinions on the Vivitek H1081 or the Viewsonic Pro8200?


Forum Rules Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-12, 04:12 PM   #7
HTS Senior Moderator

Prof.'s Avatar
The Mad Professor
Since: Oct 2006
Posts: 7,416
South of Adelaide
My System
  Prof. is offline       
Re: Best budget 1080P projector


Mitsubishi HC4000..Highly recommended and stacks up well against higher priced projectors..


Prof..
Home Theatre...the never ending story!

www.dogboardingsa.com

Forum Rules Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-12, 02:15 AM   #8
Shackster

Since: Dec 2011
Posts: 87
  chris71478 is offline    

If you can stretch to 1100, the Epson 8350 is outstanding as an all-around projector. Very flexible, great brightness, great picture. I know that there's always something better out there, but to me the 8350 offers a lot more bang than the HD20 for not much more money.


Forum Rules Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-12, 04:19 AM   #9
Shackster

Since: Feb 2012
Posts: 31
Michigan
  23bossman is offline    
I started this thread.
Re: Best budget 1080P projector


Thanks guys, the Epson 8350 does look like a great projector. I guess I am going to see if I can eliminate the ambient light. For me I think that will be the deciding factor if I can get away with the HD20 or if I need the brightness of the Epson. I really appreciate all the help ya'll.


Forum Rules Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-12, 10:10 AM   #10

lsiberian
Since: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,618
Fort Worth, TX
  lsiberian is offline    
Re: Best budget 1080P projector


Quote:
23bossman wrote: View Post
Thanks guys, the Epson 8350 does look like a great projector. I guess I am going to see if I can eliminate the ambient light. For me I think that will be the deciding factor if I can get away with the HD20 or if I need the brightness of the Epson. I really appreciate all the help ya'll.
Go with the Epson you will have a much easier time with placement and setup.


Forum Rules Reply With Quote
 Reply     Post New Thread     Back to Top of Page

Parts Express: Excellent Source for DIY Speaker and Subwoofer Projects!   Onkyo   GIK Acoustics: Home audio acoustics at its best... especially when you have help from the owners right here at the Shack!  Check out their very affordable acoustic panels!   Nyrius   Aperion Audio   Newegg: The perfect solution for all your HTPC and media server build needs!

Check out the Woot product for today!   Musicians Friend: Your one stop shop for microphones, mic amps and Behringer products.   Cmple   Monoprice Electronics   Amazon   Velodyne


« Home Theater Shack > Home Theater - Audio / Video > Home Theater Projectors »

« Previous Thread   Next Thread »

Bookmarks

Tags
1080p, budget, projector
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads... You may not post replies... You may not post attachments... You may not edit your posts

BB code is On... Smilies are On... [IMG] code is On... HTML is not allowed!
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off







Bookmark and Share


Parts Express: The #1 Internet source for all your DIY and electronics needs!

This site is best viewed with a screen resolution width of 1280 or higher!




Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2006 - 2014, Home Theater Shack, LLC.
John Mulcahy and Sonnie Parker - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED!



OUR SPONSORS
Accessories4less

Angel City Audio

Aperion Audio

Audio General Inc

Chase Home Theater

Cmple

Creative Sound Solutions

Emotiva

Genelec

GIK Acoustics

HTD: Home Theater Direct

Madisound

Marantz

MiniDSP

Nyrius

Onkyo

OPPO Digital

Power Sound Audio

SVSound

Ultimate Home Entertainment

Value Electronics

Visual Apex

XTZ Sound



OUR AFFILIATES
Abe's of Maine

Adorama



Best Buy

Boston Acoustics A Series Speakers

Cables.com

Circuit City

Denon

DIRECTV

e-Cost

emusic.com

Fluance

GameFly

GamersGate

Harman

Headphone Authority

HDtracks

iTunes

J&R

Logitech

MarvelStore

MCM Electronics

Musician's Friend

Monoprice

Newegg

OneCall

Overstock

Panasonic

Parts Express

Paul's TV

Roku

SMS Audio

Solid Signal

Sonos

Sony

SquareTrade Warranties

Super Media Store!

Vann's

Velodyne

vudu

Warner Bros

Winegard

Woot

World Wide Stereo

ZVOX

Zzounds

Epic 80 Home Theater Speakers



Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO