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Hi,

I hope somebody with more knowledge than my self, maybe can give me a hit to select a new projector for cinema.

I'm looking for a 4k projector to maximum 2000 dollars.

I have a 96 inch screen and the throwing distance is 4 meter.

Can anybody recommend one?
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I would strongly consider, with only a 96" diagonal, that you may be much happier with a 85" flat panel TV. In the USA you can get LG, Sony, or Samsung TVs at that size for about $2,000.

That said, if you really want to go front projection, then any of the top models on this list are worthy contenders...
https://www.projectorcentral.com/projectors.cfm?g=1&hide=0&st=1&exp1=1&r=1017&br=&c=&w=&db=&ar=&zr=&wt=<g=&ll=&wr=&dt=&mfg=&p=500&p=2000&t=&pjl=0&pjw=0&pjh=0&exp4=1&td=12&is=96&i=d&tr=&tr2=&exp5=1&oop=1&sort=pop&sz=15#list

I would probably pass up on the Epson 4010. It's much better to go to the Epson 5050 if your room is painted dark with dark walls, ceiling, and carpet with no lights on. If not, I would perhaps go to the Epson 3200.
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I like that a projector is not taking up the whole room like a tv. So that why I go with the projector solution.

I will have a look at the suggested projectors. Thanks for your input :-)
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I thought about a front projection solution as well... I don't want the TV to take away so much space, but I still would love a big screen to get the right cinema-feeling at home. So thank you very much for this list, I'll browse through this. But I also think that I would be happier with a TV.
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Quote (romy on Dec 9, 2020 3:16 AM):
I thought about a front projection solution as well... I don't want the TV to take away so much space, but I still would love a big screen to get the right cinema-feeling at home. So thank you very much for this list, I'll browse through this. But I also think that I would be happier with a TV.

Romy - Welcome to the forums.

In fairness, I use a TV every single day. We have a nice projector in a unfinished basement that is mostly used for storage. But, the projector is a good JVC and it is paired with a 161" screen. While not used all the time, when we do get movies to watch, like the upcoming Wonder Woman 84' on Christmas, it will be shown on the 161" screen with popcorn in hand.

At the end of the day, even our 85" TV just is NOT a home theater setup. It's just a big TV. Yes, it's nice. Yes, we enjoy it every day. No, we don't feel like we are at the movies when we use it.

I once went into a movie theater and told my wife that the screen in the theater we were in (we were in a small theater at the time) was smaller than our screen at home. It wasn't really, but it almost felt like it was because of the room we were in.

The bottom line is that if you can create a space in your home that is good for front projection and can put in a fixed frame, or retractable screen, then you can create an experience that is simply unlike anything you will get from a television. It just feels remarkably different.
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