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Topic: Almost ready to pull the trigger on the BENQ PE8720 would like some last minute advise
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I have converted my two car garage into a movie room (no cars allowed).As lighting goes It can be totaly dark or somtimes I use running lights like In theater walk ways.I have been reading the Forum and looking at reviews for a while I have liked what I have read about the BENQ PE8720 but not many people have posted about using It. Here are my questions.

1.Best throw distance for picture quality.I would like a 100' or bigger wide screen. Can the BENQ PE8720 preform this without loosing picture quality.
2. What is the best screen to buy
3. Can I project from a book shelf instead of a ceiling mount.
4. Will video game quality be sharp (XBOX 720P)& XBOX 360

Thanks for your time any answers or recomendations will be greatly appreciated
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Q:Best throw distance for picture quality.I would like a 100' or bigger wide screen. Can the BENQ PE8720 preform this without loosing picture quality.

A:I would say the best throw distance would be about 12.5'-15' I would go no more than 90" wide and seating should be about 11'-15'

Q:What is the best screen to buy?

A: With the high contrast of this projector I would not go with a grey screen. Maybe a simple flat white would be best. Cheaper yet decent quality would be an Optoma white screen, not the graywolf. Many sites have the grey wolf listed as 1.8 gain-white, but this is incorrect. Maybe a da-lite screen is a good choice.

:Q Can I project from a book shelf instead of a ceiling mount.

A: I am not sure about this. If the unit vents ait out the front it might be ok. The throw is not that high but if possible table mounting or celing would be best.

Q: Will video game quality be sharp (XBOX 720P)& XBOX 360?

A: This will depend greatly on what quality output you plan to use. Component or DVI of course would be the best choices, but yes the image should astound you at 1280x720 720p
Experienced with Yamaha Dpx-830sl, Mitsubishi HC1500, Infocus SP7210, Optoma HD80, Optoma H78DC3, Optoma H27,Optoma H31, BenQ 6100,Infocus 4805, and many others.