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Topic: Long distance projection issue
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I need advice about a projector for our church auditorium. The screen is 51' from where the projector will be mounted. What projectors do you suggest?
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You will want to determine your screen size before you can decide on a projector, and you will need a better projector which offers interchangeable lenses to handle the long throw distance.

This is very normal, and there are a number of projectors on the market which will suit your needs just fine.

But, screen size (16:9 or 16:10 typically) and the throw distance, and you must adjust your budget accordingly for your required installation needs.

This is the search function to use. I put in a 150" screen diagonal with your 51' lens to screen throw distance and a requirement for a bright wide aspect ratio projector....<g=&t=&db=&dt=&c=&ar=Wide+%2816%3A9-10%29&dvi=&wr=&pjl=&pjw=&pjh=&td=51&is=150&i=d&tr=&oop=1&sort=brt&sz=15

That Panasonic at the top of the list for $3,000 is a great choice. Very bright, and fairly priced. The necessary lens is typically about $1,000 of added cost to make it work.
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