best projector under $3500

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  1. kumar_a

    kumar_a Well-Known Member

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    I am looking to spend around $5000 on my new media room. I am estimating a decent fixed screen will be about $500 and a surround sound system will be around $1000. That leaves me $3500 for the front projector.

    I just started doing some research so I dont know too much about front projectors. Seems like DLP > LCD. Also, the higer the resolution and lumens, the better. I am also going to have an HDTV setup so whatever the projector, it needs to be HDTV compatible.

    So far I have found one that seems to be pretty decent. Here it is:

    Sharp Notevision PG-M20X

    I depended on OT to buy my new digital camera. Now I need your help again. Any recommendations?
     
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    The popular projector right now with home theater forums seems to be the Infocus X1. The specs aren't quite as good as what you posted (iirc, 1000 lumens & 800x600), but it's only $999. For the price, it's supposed to be great, and it seems to be converting quite a few people from RP to FP. You can also build your own screen for much less than the cost of a new one - once you get to the bigger sizes, decent screens are fairly expensive to buy.

    When you say your surround sound system will be about $1000, what exactly is that money covering? Receiver + speakers?
     
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    I would reccomend adjusting your budget though...

    I don't know how much of a audio/videophile you are, but I would suggest spending a bit less on the projector and more on the audio.

    And you can make really nice screens for less than 100.
     

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