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    Default Newbie to projectors

    I am thinking about the dive into PJ . Any good websites? Models recommended? Price range $400 to 1200 Probly for my first dive. I also want to know what is thought about screens that let sound through? I would like my SDA's and center placed behind screen. As always thanks for any help. D

    Pioneer Elite SC 63
    SDA SRS 1.2 front
    Rti12 rear
    FXiA6 sides
    Emotiva XPA 3
    Adcom GFA 555
    CSiA6 center
    PSW505 Subwoofer
    Original PS3 60G
    Oppo DV981HD cd transport
    Mitsubishi 73 rear projection
    Sanyo DC Servo player TP 727 turntable
    Monster HTS 5100MKII
    TheBlaze
    MIT MH-750 cables

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    http://www.projectorreviews.com/
    The main reviewer there is pretty good at comparing with other models, explaining features, and telling you what really matters. I think your budget might need to go up a bit to include a screen unless you can swing a really good deal. I prefer the fixed frame screens. The one from Visual Apex is among the least expensive, but is of good quality.

    IMO, you shouldn't bother with a projector unless you are going 92" or larger.
    Figure $250-350 for a good 92"-110" screen. Get the largest you can fit and light up with the projector you choose. Important to do the light calculations and make sure you will get a bright enough image with a given screen.

    What will your main use for this projector be? Movies, games, sports viewing, TV? For sports and game playing, some prefer DLP models. For movies, the 3-lcd types tend to get more praise.

    Hard to beat this for the price:
    http://www.visualapex.com/home-theat...inema-8700UB-R

    Epson refurbs can be hit or miss, but they all come with 2-year warranties and they overnight replacementswhen you have an issue, you usually have a replacement 2-days or less.

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    That budget was just for the PJ. Screen would be extra. Room is lower level ,so really dark. Thanks.

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    I'd snag a new Optoma 131xe for $720 on amazon, and you can get an acoustically transparent screen for it for $400ish. That Epson Bill posted is a nice one as well and as long as you don't mind refurbed is a great projector for the money.
    Theater Room: Pioneer Elite SC-35, RTi12's, Csi5, Fxi5's, Fxi3's, ED A5-350 sub, Optoma HD20, 92'' Elite Screen, Xbox One, APC H15, MIT Exp 2 SC's, Pepster PC's

    Living Room: Martin Logan EM ESL's, Peachtree Audio iNova, MIT AVT2 SC's & IC's, Pepster PC, Sharp Aquos 60'', Sony BDP S-790, Airport Express

    Bedroom: Panasonic AX200U projector, 110" screen

    Outdoor: Polk Atrium 5's, Yamaha Rxv371

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    You gotta get a benq w1070, thats all you need to know

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