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I currently have a Panasonic 58'' tv for the past two years and it's working out well. I'm moving into a new place next week and now have the option to put that tv in my bedroom and get a new one for the living room.

I'd really like to get a projector that is more impressive than the current tv I have. I plan on getting a pull-down screen since the walls are rough cinderblocks.

I have a budget of around $4000 for a projector any good suggestions?

Also if there any recommendations for a pull-down screen?
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It is worth reading through the FAQs as pull down screens present certain issues with waves developing within a few years (at the most), to having waves out of the box. I have yet to see one, from any manufacturer, which avoids this. So, a few hundred bucks is about the most I would recommend on a pull down screen.

There are FAQs at the top of a few of the different sections that may guide you on your way, but you will need to consider the following:

How much light is in the room? No movie theater you go to has windows, so results of front projection are in line with light control in the room.

How much quality do you expect? How much do you demand?
This is a personal call. Some people can live with a more washed out image during the day, others simply must have perfection all the time, even though they don't have light control in the room.

From there, you need to consider projector placement in the room. Where you can put the projector in relation to the screen.
Screen size, based upon your viewing distance, and potentially how much room you have to put the projector into.

You will also need to setup audio in the room and run HDMI cabling, which will take some time.
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Quote (elleyjosh on Apr 10, 2019 11:57 PM):
I currently have a Panasonic 58'' tv for the past two years and it's working out well. I'm moving into a new place next week and now have the option to put that tv in my bedroom and get a new one for the living room.

I'd really like to get a projector that is more impressive than the current tv I have. I plan on getting a pull-down screen since the walls are rough cinderblocks.

I have a budget of around $4000 for a projector any good suggestions?

Also if there any recommendations for a pull-down screen?

For 2 years now I have owned the Epson 5040ub projector in a dedicated 500 square foot theater. Absolutely stunning picture once all adjustments were made. I am very anal regarding picture quality and my wife even frequently comments on the picture clarity. My son came to watch a movie recently and immediately turned around and said you got a new 4k projector? Epson has recently released the 5050 which is supposed to be an upgrade for several hundred dollars more. I have not seen this model because it was just released this week. I can just comment on the 5040 that I will keep for a long time because the picture quality has been so good during my 2 years of ownership.