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    You are looking at wanting in the 5K plus lumens area, something like https://www.casioprojector.com/products/4K_Ultra_HD/XJ-L8300HN which runs between 6-12k. We've done some gym mounting and putting it by a main pillar in the middle on a shelf with an enclosure around it protects the projector pretty well. I ran HDMI over ethernet to the score keepers/commentators booth area, and one to the "sound" booth area. HDMI 1/2 on the projector. The last gym I had done ended up costing about 18 grand for materials, labor and install. If you do the install yourself you can cut about 4 grand off the price.

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    • $2500 will not get you the projector/lumens you need for a gym.

      You are looking at wanting in the 5K plus lumens area, something like https://www.casioprojector.com/products/4K_Ultra_HD/XJ-L8300HN which runs between 6-12k. We've done some gym mounting and putting it by a main pillar in the middle on a shelf with an enclosure around it protects the projector pretty well. I ran HDMI over ethernet to the score keepers/commentators booth area, and one to the "sound" booth area. HDMI 1/2 on the projector. The last gym I had done ended up costing about 18 grand for materials, labor and install. If you do the install yourself you can cut about 4 grand off the price.

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    • We are thinking of a projector and screen too and sounds like it's similar size of your gym, except we have a stage too.

      In a perfect world, a rear mounted projector and a screen right behind the curtain would be fantastic.

      There's this solution for $25,000 from England that turns your wall into a interactive playground, movie theater and more!!

      LU interactive projector for Gymnasiums from the UK.

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    • Yeah, I realize that $2500 won't get me very far, just sort of checking my own sanity if nothing else.  Thanks!

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    • Our team has just been working on doing just this type of thing at several of our elementary schools. I have attached a few pages from a proposed plan for one of our buildings. I would highly recommend reaching out to an AV company that specializes in this type of work. They can help with figuring the best options for mounting and what sort of projector you would need for the throw distance and screen size. The lumens will vary based on screen size, throw distance, and ambient lighting. We wanted protection for the projector for which you can get a cage to go around it. Highly, highly recommend a laser projector so you don't have to go up and replace bulbs. If you can get the system setup so everything is stationary without needing to setup a portable screen and align a projector each time it would save everyone time and headaches. As Cweb mentions, you could do the work yourself but a system like this will likely require running conduit, placing input locations on the wall and having a system that everything can tie back into. We are all busy with our regular day-to-day. This kind of project can be a huge undertaking and if things don't work, it can be easier to call in the company you had put it together who knows what they're doing and it doesn't take away from your time. If you feel like you are more than capable to take it on then by all means go for it, but I'm sure you know as well as I do, if the system doesn't work, it doesn't take long for staff to lose confidence in it and not end up using it. 

      Additional note: Check with your vendors and see what kind of pricing you can get on projection and screens. We saved several thousands of dollars per project by buying the projector and screens on our own rather than through the installer. Hope this helps.

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    • Hey there OP, 

      I wanted to hop in here and recommend checking out some of ViewSonic's large venue projector options. We have a lot of hardware in your price range that have lumens and resolution built for large spaces with varying light. Might be a good fit for your gym. Our distance calculator would also be a helpful tool to figure out distances and dimensions to see whcih projectors would work best. 

      Also, our support team can definitely provide some guidance when it comes to your set up. I'll pop their number here: (800) 688-6688

      Let me know if you have any other questions, I'm happy to help : )


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    • Funny story, we went with a ViewSonic PRO8530HDL.  Won't be able to install it until after the summer break, but I'm confident it'll do the job nicely.  Thanks!

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