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Hello,

New to the forum here. After 14 years of reliable service my Optoma hd65 has died (R.i.P old friend) and I am now in search of a new projector.

Ideally I want to spend under £1000, and my new projector will be ceiling mounted at 3.5-4m from a 80 inch screen. The projector will be offset from the screen, sadly I can't have it ceiling mounted and directly opposite my screen.

My research has led me to the Epson EH-TW7000 as the best choice (if I shop around I can get it just under £1000). Does anyone have any long term reviews of this projector or can think of another projector in this range that meets my needs? I am also considering the uhd35 which has horizontal keystone but not lens shift. Not quite as easy to set up as the Epson though due to the small zoom etc.
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The Epson 3200 (EH-TW7000) is very well reviewed and is a solid choice for you. The lens shift and zoom range are ideal.

I must say, in reality, if you only have a 80" screen, I would get a TV. You are massively undersized for a projector. A TV would be far more reliable, brighter, and user friendly for most situations.


But, that's up to you. Certainly the Epson is a solid choice.
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That's a fair point, I hadn't even thought about getting a TV and didn't know they were that much cheaper now. I have had the hd65 for 14 years and was really convenient to move around when I moved house, it was also many times cheaper than an equivalent TV at the time.

I could actually have a much bigger screen in my room now but still use a floor standing 80 inch Optoma screen.

Will probably still get a projector but looking at the cost of similar size TVs screens £1000 suddenly alot feels more expensive than it did haha. I might have a look at 1080p projectors in a lower price range, I've gotten by with 720p for 14 years so should still be am upgrade. Is the horizontal shift that might cause me a problem in the lower price ranges.
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You will have very little left/right flexibility in placement in any projector. They are simply designed to be on center (left/right) of all screens.

Moving the projector up/down offers a lot more flexibility in models like the Epson 3200 (TW7000), but even that isn't a ton.

Keystone should be avoided at all costs.

I would get the TW7000 if the goal is long term projection, and I would definitely go to a much larger size if you are otherwise happy with using front projection. 120" or larger is quite common.
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Cheers. It will only be a bit to the left of the centre of the screen, due to the placement of wood in the ceiling and a light fitting infront of the right of the screen.

Tbh I tried vertical keystone on my hd65 and it didn't make any noticeable problems with the image for me.I really liked my hd65, my only gripe was just was a lack of contrast in dark scenes.
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