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 11 
 on: September 12, 2017, 09:43:17 pm 
Started by Scott183 - Last post by genesis76
I bought a refurb epson mm 30 in 2008 still going strong. IMO you don't have to have HD for outside.  Yes it is better but I am still happy with my unit

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 on: September 11, 2017, 10:58:22 am 
Started by Scott183 - Last post by Scott183
I'd prefer an audio out as well, but you get a relatively inexpensive switcher that performs the same functionality (I use this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QJGAKCW/).

I also have the Epson 1040 which is essentially the same projector but with 1080 resolution. Yes, it looks slightly better with Blu-ray content, but I'm still perfectly happy with the 720 picture as well. Many people imagine the picture quality between 720 and 1080 is substantial, but it's really not. It's better if you can afford it, but not a deal breaker if you can't.

For a 144" screen, I predict you'll be quite pleased with anything 2500+ lumens and at least 1280x720 resolution.

That is a perfect solution to my problem. I'm taking your advice and will be willing to go for 720p which opens up my options and also allows me to grab a unit w/ a lack of audio out. Thanks, again!!

 13 
 on: September 11, 2017, 09:18:06 am 
Started by Scott183 - Last post by 11visions
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The big thing is stay with the big names and don't consider any of the cheap chinese knockoffs! Epson. Optoma, Ben-Q, Viewsonic to name a few. The Viewsonic that was HD on the link you posted looked nice. You've got the specs down.....lumens & resolution are the 2 most important. DLP or LCD is something you have to make a decision on as well. http://www.projectorcentral.com/ is a great resource in looking for the right projector either new or used. Good luck!

Thanks you again for the reply.
So if the specs are good on that Viewsonic, what is wrong with it, other than the fact it does not do 1080p. I guess my question is why should I stay away from it, or what would make you hesitant on it??

They also have an XGA ($409) and WXGA ($449) version of the same projector. Thoughts?


The reason you don't want this model specifically is because it's not native widescreen. The upgrade from SVGA to 720P is substantial while the upgrade from 720P to 1080P is less significant. Buy a native 720P projector to start with since you're on a budget and it will keep you happy for a few years.

 14 
 on: September 11, 2017, 09:14:01 am 
Started by Scott183 - Last post by 11visions
I'd prefer an audio out as well, but you get a relatively inexpensive switcher that performs the same functionality (I use this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QJGAKCW/).

I also have the Epson 1040 which is essentially the same projector but with 1080 resolution. Yes, it looks slightly better with Blu-ray content, but I'm still perfectly happy with the 720 picture as well. Many people imagine the picture quality between 720 and 1080 is substantial, but it's really not. It's better if you can afford it, but not a deal breaker if you can't.

For a 144" screen, I predict you'll be quite pleased with anything 2500+ lumens and at least 1280x720 resolution.

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 on: September 11, 2017, 08:46:00 am 
Started by Scott183 - Last post by Scott183
For a under $400 new projector, I'd buy this: https://www.amazon.com/Epson-Cinema-Brightness-Theater-Projector/dp/B014D7Y1XC/

I own four of them right now and they are awesome for outdoor movie screens.
TY again for the reply. Biggest downside I have to that particular unit is the lack of audio out. You find the picture quality acceptable at 1080? I was led to believe I wouldn't be happy with a 720p.

 16 
 on: September 10, 2017, 07:27:04 pm 
Started by Scott183 - Last post by 11visions
For a under $400 new projector, I'd buy this: https://www.amazon.com/Epson-Cinema-Brightness-Theater-Projector/dp/B014D7Y1XC/

I own four of them right now and they are awesome for outdoor movie screens.

 17 
 on: September 09, 2017, 06:18:43 pm 
Started by Scott183 - Last post by Scott183
I owned an Epson EX72xx for a short while. For $200, you'll be thrilled with it. If you had twice the budget, I'd make a different recommendation, but sometimes it just comes down to what's available right now. Get a projector and start enjoying your screen for the rest of the season.

Ty for the reply.  I've come to the realization that a new projector of acceptable quality is not in the works for new this year,  unless I was to buy a no name knock off,  which I was already advised to do.  So now I'm looking into used,  and would be willing to spend 300-400, but there's so many options.  I do know that 3000 lumens is the absolute minimum for brightness,  because I'd like to be able to show by dusk at latest.  What are the other important specs I need to look at? Contrast ratio,  what should I be looking for? Name brands other than epson,  Acer,  BenQ, and optoma? I don't mind putting in the research,  but not sure what I need to look for. 

 18 
 on: September 09, 2017, 11:36:32 am 
Started by Scott183 - Last post by 11visions
I owned an Epson EX72xx for a short while. For $200, you'll be thrilled with it. If you had twice the budget, I'd make a different recommendation, but sometimes it just comes down to what's available right now. Get a projector and start enjoying your screen for the rest of the season.

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 on: September 08, 2017, 05:54:04 pm 
Started by Scott183 - Last post by Scott183
I have a chance to pick up this projector used with under 500 hours for  $200.  Any know about this projector? Pros/cons. Will be used with 144 inch gemmy inflatable. 
http://www.projectorcentral.com/Epson-EX7235_Pro.htm

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 on: September 07, 2017, 02:47:22 pm 
Started by Scott183 - Last post by movieman
go with the wxga if your staying w/ this brand

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