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post #21 of 28 Old 06-07-16, 10:36 PM
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No problem. You will have a blast with it. There is no replacement for gaming on a large screen. If you do any amount of split screen then even better. Both of those projectors appear to have great light output but hopefully you will also have the ability to dim the lights or keep out as much ambient light as possible to improve contrast ratio. My dedicated HT is a bat cave with no ambient light and dark painted walls to minimize reflections. Definitely helps to make the most of a budget projector.

Just make sure you check the throw requirements for those so that you do not run into any issues. The LCD should be very flexible on placement but DLP units are much more finicky and do not have as much flexibility. Good luck and have fun.
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I think a 720p projector is cool for people that do not want to drop big money. I enjoyed it with blue ray for many years. A 1080P is way better I just think most people can be happy with 720p.
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So this projector is 4.3 native but can also do 16:9. At the recommended throw distance for a 100'' screen at a 4:3 aspect ratio I need to hang the projector about 150 inches away from the screen. Now I have about 175 inches to play with which works out well but I have one issue.. We only have 8ft ceilings, and there happens to be a ceiling fan hanging in front of the only area Ill be able to mount the projector. (the only other option is to flip the living room which creates about 230'' from back wall to possible screen wall, which is much to far for this projector).In turn ill have to make sure the projector hangs about 15 inches from the top of the ceiling to the horizontal line where the picture begins avoids conflict with this fan. 96"(8ft)-15"=81" to play with. The screen ALONE will be 60' not including motor and mounting distance using leaving me only about 20'' from the bottom of the screen up. The issue here is we have couches pretty close to the wall and i fear they will catch a corner of the screen, and that viewing the screen as you would a tv; almost level, and not at an upward angle may cause some comfort and viewing issues..

Now if i set up a 16:9 image, I may be able to keep the screen a little higher off the ground but wont the ratio be slightly off? Fitting a 16.9 picture on a screen designed for 4.3 wont be an issue will it? I don't quite know how much flexibility Ill have with picture settings. I know that a 16.9 100'' image on a 4.3 screen will cause the picture to widen past the 80'' mark. Will I be able to just shrink the image slightly? It seems I will have to have a 92'' diagonal rather then the full 100''. Will it look bad not filling the edges of the screen? I'll also have to move the projector forward about a foot to compensate, which leaves it almost directly on top of one sitting area, rather then behind. Don't quite know which is the best way to go. I can take pictures tomorrow if it helps with the explanation.

Please excuse any ignorance, first time dealing with a projector and there isn't much info on this one alone other then a few decent reviews here and there. I want to make sure I get this right.
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No problem. You will have a blast with it. There is no replacement for gaming on a large screen. If you do any amount of split screen then even better. Both of those projectors appear to have great light output but hopefully you will also have the ability to dim the lights or keep out as much ambient light as possible to improve contrast ratio. My dedicated HT is a bat cave with no ambient light and dark painted walls to minimize reflections. Definitely helps to make the most of a budget projector.

Just make sure you check the throw requirements for those so that you do not run into any issues. The LCD should be very flexible on placement but DLP units are much more finicky and do not have as much flexibility. Good luck and have fun.
While I can't darken my room to bat cave level; even in mid-day when the sun is hitting the front windows I can get it pretty dark. I can alway go get some darker curtains if need be but I think for the most part we'll be ok.

Can't wait to see how it all turns out!
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Guess my wall of text scared everyone off haha..
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Re: Budget Projectors?

If your going with a pull down screen you have flexibility in aspect ratio just by not pulling the screen down all the way for 16x9 content. If you want paint the main part where the screen rolls into flat black and it will become the top boarder.

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If your going with a pull down screen you have flexibility in aspect ratio just by not pulling the screen down all the way for 16x9 content. If you want paint the main part where the screen rolls into flat black and it will become the top boarder.

I'll be using a motorized roll down that can be stopped at any time. So I guess I can just run it in 16:9 to keep the screen from being so low to the ground. Hopefully the fan isn't to intrusive.
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Anyone looking for a 1080p resolution projector for the best price. Optoma HD20 High Definition 1080p DLP Home Theater Projector comes at under 1,000 dollars, which makes it a deal not to be missed, coming with a hefty set of features and technologies.
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