I'm looking for a multimedia projector for our mid-sized (250 seat) Theater at the school i work. The projector we currently have is 3000 lumens with a bulb on the way out, so its really about 1500 lumens. The key feature we would like is a projector with a built-in mechanical shutter (not just a "blank" button). We've looked at Eiki, sanyo, canon, panasonic, the list goes on. The market is just so varied, and while I have found some that will work, but nothing "perfect"! So here's what i'm looking for, thanks for any and all help you can provide!
Mid-Sized Theater: 250 seat
Projector is permanently ceiling mounted approx 50 feet from the screen/stage
5000+ lumens (6k and up would be best)
built in mechanical shutter
budget is not that much of an issue, but under 12k total (including any lenses). (educational foundation is funding)
(portability is NOT an issue)
Thanks for any and all of your help!
Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos CA