What should I look for in a projector?
I'm thinking about getting a projector. One of my suitemates in college had one, and it was really fun to watch movies, play games, etc. on a six-foot-plus screen. The only problem is, I don't know where or how to begin my search.
I'm a pretty tech-savvy guy; I know that I'll want to make sure that I have the right inputs for my laptop or game console(s) that I want to connect. The more complicated things elude my expertise, however. Should I get a receiver to control which input I use, or plug them all directly into the projector? Will I want to route audio through it, or get an external system? Will 1080p matter if I don't have an equally nice screen to project onto? One of my use cases is to watch movies in bed. I thought about getting a wall mount and projecting on my ceiling (~10' floor-to-ceiling, made of plaster). Will it look terrible because there's no projector screen? Or, will it not work because there's not enough room for the image to fully focus?