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Question First Home Cinema Projector Help


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Hi guys/gals,

Moved into a new house and the Mrs granted my wish of a man cave...it took some convincing!!

The room is aprox 6ft x 8ft and me being me thought instead of buying a TV, lets get a projector. So ive spent the last week going back and forth between a million different articles, projectors etc and have to come to the conclusion that I need help :laugh:.

I need a short throw projector to throw anywhere upwards of a 100" picture from around 1.5m away. Popped into Richer Sounds and demo'd a BenQ W1700. Blew my mind but then again its the first ever projector out the cinema that I have seen so anything would have. Only issue with it was I felt it was a little dull and wanted a slightly brighter image. The gentleman then recommended a Optoma GT1080 DARBEE and said it was 3000 lumens rather than 2400 of the Benq and he would rather get a good 1080p projector than a entry level 4k. Now all this lumens talk got me searching for a 4k projector with a 3000 rating or higher and with my budget of around £1k i got nowhere as they are all around 2200-2600.

I then called projector point and they recomended the BenQ TH671ST which is currently £619. I want to use it for movies as well as gaming so the gentleman said this would fit the bill.

So over to you chaps...
1) for £1k should i get a good 1080p like the BenQ for £619 or get a starter 4k like the viewsonic 727 or BenQ TK800??

2) am i a fool for thinking any 4k projector will be 'less brighter' than a 1080p one??

3) what do you recommend along with a screen to do the job with it??

This will be paired up to a Yamaha RXA 3060 with a Dali surround sound package and a XTZ 1.12 sub if that makes any different.

Many thanks :clap:

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