Outdoor Projector...Final 4...what do you think?


Senior member
Feb 3, 2000
I read a ton of reviews and narrowed it down to the below 4 models. (FYI: I don't care about 3D)

I am going to purchase the 120" ProjectoScreen120HD from Visual Apex and use it outdoors. I will of course wait till at least Dusk and for the sun to go down behind the neighbors home. We plan on sitting at least 12'-15' from the screen.

The DLP's I chose each have 6x Color Wheels to help reduce RBE. I would like to stay in the price range of the below projectors.

There is a chance that I may watch a movie indoors, but don't count on it.

Any comments or tips would be greatly appreciated.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

BenQ W1070 $655.00
• 1 year parts and labor warranty
• 2000 Lumens - Contrast Ratio 10,000:1

BenQ HT1075 $785.95
• 1 year parts and labor warranty
• 2200 Lumens - Contrast Ratio 10,000:1

Epson 3010 $799.00 Refurb
• 2 Year Parts and Labor with express replacement program
• 2200 Lumens - Contrast Ratio 40,000:1

Epson 8350 $699.00 Refurb
• 2 Year Parts and Labor with express replacement program
• 2000 Lumens - Contrast Ratio 50,000:1


Diamond Member
Nov 20, 2009
If you don't live out in the middle of light polluted suburbia and don't plan on having any artificial lighting then maybe contrast ration will come into play, otherwise it is meaningless. Remember, the level of perceived black will be defined by every candelas of light you do not have control over.