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Well my dad got a new way better job, and now he wants to get a projector for him and his friends (and me) to play 360 on. About 80-100 inches for a screen. Basically...it doesn't need to be 1080p or anything..how good would like a 1024x720 with a 360? It would be nice if we could get it around 500-600 bucks. My guess is that my dad wants to impress his friends with a huge screen, and this thing won't be used for any UbEr movie watching/simulating a theater. But it would be cool if a 360 would look good on it!
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I don't think that it would be too bad for gaming or even movies unless your super critical. My friend used to have one of the cheap infocus projectors that was lower res than what you want and honestly it didn't look too bad. He had it connected to his computer and we'd watch movies on it and play games. Neither looked bad or was unbearable. We even made the screen ourselves using some nylon fabric from a car upholstery place. It was an 80" screen and we were about 9-10ft away and it looked fine. Most of the movies he watched were divx and stuff that he downloaded, so not really the best quality either.

I'm sure that if you look around you can probably find a projector for around that price or towards the upper end of your budget. I think that it would be hard to find a 720p projector and screen for that price, but a projector alone might be possible. I haven't looked into them in a while though, so things might have changed.
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I don't think that it would be too bad for gaming or even movies unless your super critical. My friend used to have one of the cheap infocus projectors that was lower res than what you want and honestly it didn't look too bad. He had it connected to his computer and we'd watch movies on it and play games. Neither looked bad or was unbearable. We even made the screen ourselves using some nylon fabric from a car upholstery place. It was an 80" screen and we were about 9-10ft away and it looked fine. Most of the movies he watched were divx and stuff that he downloaded, so not really the best quality either.

I'm sure that if you look around you can probably find a projector for around that price or towards the upper end of your budget. I think that it would be hard to find a 720p projector and screen for that price, but a projector alone might be possible. I haven't looked into them in a while though, so things might have changed.
Ok, well thanks. It's defiantly not a home theater I'm going for, just a big ****ing screen! You know, something me and my friends can sit down and play gears of war for a few hours and enjoy the huge screen. Any suggestions on the projector?
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I had an Optima Dv10. its awsom. the new one is 1080P even. In your price rainge too and darn easy to set up. Look it up:
Optima DV11 : http://asia.optoma.com/home/
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Optima and InFocus make projectors in the lower end as well as mid to somewhat high end. I think optima has some really good value projectors though. Sometimes panasonic and sony of have some low budget projectors but I like the dlp projectors more than lcd and sony and panny projectors that I have seen for cheap are usually lcd.
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I had an Optima Dv10. its awsom. the new one is 1080P even. In your price rainge too and darn easy to set up. Look it up:
Optima DV11 : http://asia.optoma.com/home/
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