Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  

Help for choosing EPSON or BENQ projector with fixed distance (4m) and screen size (2.4m width; 1.8m height)

Recommended Posts

I need to replace the old projector after moving in a new place with the following set-up.

The screen size of 120 inch (2.4m wide and 1.8m high) with an aspect ratio of 4:3. The distance between the screen and the projector (hang at 70cm below the ceiling) is 4m.

I am considering the below projectors given my budget.

Epson EB-U32, EB-U130, TW5300 or BENQ TH670 or W1090.

Which one is best suitable for my setting?

I check the throw ratio for them but all the numbers are based on 16:9/10 ratio which is not very helpful or clear. See below

Epson EB-U32 (throw ratio: 1.38(wide) - 1.68(tele); native aspect ratio 16:10; Zoom 1-1.2)

Epson EB-U130 (throw ratio: 1.38(wide) - 1.68(tele); native aspect ratio 16:10; Zoom 1-1.2)

Epson TW5300 (throw ratio: 1.22(wide) - 1.47(tele); native aspect ratio 16:9; Zoom 1-1.2)

BENQ TH670 (throw ratio: 1.15 - 1.5; native aspect ratio 16:9; Zoom 1.3x)

BENQ W1090 (throw ratio: 1.5 - 1.8; native aspect ratio 16:9; Zoom 1-1.2)

Really need helps to make sure that I order the correct product given my current set-up.

Your helps are greatly appreciated! Thank you!


Edited by yixuan

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Unless you're watching only old TV shows, modern material will be mostly 16:9 (about 1.85:1) or cinemascope (2.35:1). You'll be much better off updating to a 16:9 screen as well.

If you must stay with a 4:3 screen, you can select the relevant projector and aspect ratio on the calculator here (e.g. Epson TW5300). For Epson projectors you'll need to select from the Epson Europe models to get the relevant model number.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to agree.  Upgrade the screen to at lest 16:9.  Keep the height if you have been watching it at that size.  At 1080P, you will love it.  

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Classifieds Statistics

    Currently Active Ads

    Total Sales (Since 2018)

    Total Sales Value (Last 14 Days)

    Total Ads Value (Since March 2020)
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By sachz
      guys, need some guidance.
      my BENQ W2000 which has been running w/o incident the past 3+ years has experienced problems this week.
      i noticed the RED LAMP LIGHT was on one day, so turned it off and ordered a new lamp.
      the new ORIGINAL replacement lamp arrived today. (OSRAM globe I think).
      on opening the projector i realised the original lamp had exploded, as i saw pieces of glass on the floor inside.
      i cleared out all the pieces of glass meticulously until no more pieces could be seen or heard when shaking.
      installed new LAMP and on powering up, after 1-2 minutes the 2-beeps and RED LAMP LIGHT turns back on.
      tried re-seating LAMP, opened  and further cleansed.... FANS all seem to turn on OK as its blowing from all sides, but then the same, 2 beeps and RED LIGHT.
      i'm confident the genuine lamp is not faulty.
      what are my options going forward, that I can try myself or that someone (SYDNEY, South) can look at for me.
      luv this projector, not ready to replace with new model yet...  
      thanks in advance!
    • By Minitransit
      Item Condition: Perfect Shipping Options: Shipping is available at agreed cost. Suburb or Town: Fortitude Valley State: Queensland Payment Method: EFT, Cash on Pickup Reason for selling: NLR Further information:
      Projector is in perfect condition. Was purchased new in 2016. 
      Purchased in October 2019 from this forum. The item has not been used or set up and has remained boxed since Oct 2019. I have unboxed the Projector and it bis in perfect condition and works perfectly
      Previous owner installed new lamp and has done 150 hours on it. He had absolutely no issues.
      Unit is in a wooded crate and safe packing for shipping interstate.
      Priced to sell
      Projector comes with:
      - 2x 3d glasses unused
      - Wireless module
      - Remote
      - Spare Lamp
      - Power cord

      If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual item being sold, your ad will not be approved
    • By CaptHowie
      Item: 1080p Full HD Home Cinema Projector
      Price Range: Up to $1500
      Item Condition: New or Used
      Extra Info:
      I am currently on the look out for a brand-name 1080p Full HD home cinema projector in good condition. I’ve been looking at the Epson, Panasonic and Sony range second-hand, but also interested in other good alternatives. LCD or DLP, although I am wary of bad experiences with second hand LCD projectors (e.g. vertical lines) so more recent models if possible. Located in Melbourne.
    • By cr1key
      Item Condition: Used, in excellent condition Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available.,Pickup available and you can audition. Suburb or Town: Mentone State: Victoria Payment Method: Cash on pickup Reason for selling: Upgrade to newer Epson model Further information: 
      Excellent 1080p 3D capable projector with THX certified display modes. Originally purchased on a group buy here. Served me well but have upgraded to a recent Epson model.
      Only 846 hours on an Epson lamp. Non-smoking home.
      Original box, remote control, power cable and CD with manual. I'll throw in a bonus 10m HDMI cable if you require it.
      Specs and manual
      Throw calculator

    • By Hansel
      Price: $2200 Item Condition: Excellent Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available.,Pickup available and you can audition.,Shipping is included in price. Suburb or Town: Essendon State: Victoria Payment Method: EFT (preferred), Cash on Pickup, Paypal Reason for selling: Upgrade Further information: 
      EDIT: Dropping the price a bit as I'd rather sell on here than Ebay/Gumtree if possible
      Just over two years old and has been mounted in a (clean, no smoking or pets) theatre room since purchase. Never been removed from the mount since install, so it’s in pretty much perfect condition. 
      I’ve had zero issues with the projector, it’s been fantastic, and I’m really only upgrading because a), I’m an idiot, and b) I recently got a bonus from work and feel like splurging. 
      It has been professionally calibrated but I guess that’s calibrated to my room (pretty much pitch black) and screen.  Regardless I won’t factory reset it unless you want me to. 

      Almost 3000 hours on the lamp so will
      need a new one soonish (around $129 new). Lamp is rated to between 3500 and 5000 hours) just bear that in mind. 
      Any other questions or pertinent info I’ve missed, just hit me up!
      I’d much rather pickup (we can work around the virus and stay safe), or if you’re close-ish I can deliver, just because it’s a bit of a pain in the butt, and a little risky, to post a massive projector, but I’ll do that if need be. 

  • Create New...