I make videos for work and for fun. And sometimes for fun at work.
Found the commercial the shot is featured in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKszEj0LUPQ
I've had a ViewSonic for over 5 years now, and it's still going strong. I know you have a tight budget, so my official recommendation is a ViewSonic in that price range. I love my projector to the point where I don't see myself ever buying a TV.
If you can swing it though, this is the 2016 equivalent of the one I got 5 years ago: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/926014-REG/viewsonic_pjd7820hd_ful...