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Hello BSF Community!

After having been forced to use so many rickety, VGA-only, Windows 98-era projectors, I am ready to invest in my own unit. The slideshows and presentations I give contain "unshrunk" sRGB JPEGs shot on a Canon 6D (with some older images from a Nikon D7000). Despite almost always editing for web (hence the use of sRGB), I do calibrate my monitor, a Dell U2713HM, and use an X-Rite ColorChecker when shooting.

My audiences are not typically larger than 50, and where there are more people, the venue typically has a high quality projector of their own. The average room size is that of a large classroom to small concert hall. Ambient light is not always 100% under my control.

If giving these presentations from my laptop, it looks like I will have an upscaling issue with any projector having a larger native resolution than 1366x768 (I use an X230 ThinkPad), so the ability to run presentations via USB stick appeals to me, if it can get around this issue.

I will be moving the projector from place to place, but I don't need its "portability" to compromise performance. Having to plug it into a wall is no problem. I also have no need for 3D capability, built-in audio or wifi.

My budget is $1000 or less, ideally closer to $500-$600. Any and all help is greatly appreciated, and I'm happy to provide any additional information upon request.

Thanks!

-Danny
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No self-bump intended, just wished to comment that I'm currently considering this and the very similar PowerLite Home Cinema 1040 based on some recent reading. Thoughts welcome!