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Topic: I am just Lost on what projector to get
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Joined: May 27, 2006
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I know that there are a lot of posts asking for advise on what projector to get but after probably 20 hrs of research I am just lost on what projector to get. I am in need of a portable projector that I can take to meetings in classrooms, peoples houses, and possibly conference rooms up to 300 people. Lighting will be unknown so I need something with high lumen output. IT will be used mostly for presenting movies but also need good presentation of powerpoints.

I thought I was set on the Optoma TX700 but after reading reviews on its sister the EP719 I am not sure it will put out good video results. My budget is $1200. Any Advise would be so appreciated. I am just getting frustrated as I don't want to spend a lot of money for something that doesn't produce a good video picture and is versatile and easy to travel with and also a durable unit. Thanks all for one more request for buying advise
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napalm,

You are asking for the perfect projector:

-Portable
-Really Bright
-Ability to move from houses to huge conference rooms (picture size)
-Great contrast ratio for mostly movies
-Cheap

Using the projector search feature on this site with 2000 lumens as the minimum light output, XGA, 2000:1 contrast ratio, and six pounds as the maximum weight there are approx. 8 projectors that are close to your dollar range (although most are more). If you are still unsure as to what you would like to get, read a few more reviews and call around to vendors for a demonstration, most likely they will also give you some contact information for someone they know owns the projector.
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Too much brightness might not be good if you wanna viewing video contents at home, since your eyes will get tired.

Don't select projector which got over 2500 ANSI. However, this brightness might not get you the best performance when presentating in a 300-people environment.