Can someone answer my projector questions?

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  1. Jim A. Banville

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    I'm looking for a starter projector right at $1000-$1200. I don't want to deal with inexpensive DLP projectors with possible "rainbows" or eye fatigue. I'm looking at these two projectors:

    Proxima DP2000s Price: $1,049.00
    Resolution SVGA (800 x 600)
    Brightness 1000 ANSI lumens
    Contrast Ratio 400:1
    Uniformity --
    No. of Colors 16.7 million
    Aspect Ratio(s) 4:3; 16:9
    Display Tech. LCD; 0.55-inch Polysilicon TFT
    Compatibility
    Data Signals IBM PC or compatibles (VGA, SVGA, XGA, 1152, SXGA), Apple Macintosh.
    Video Signals NTSC, PAL, SECAM, EDTV, SDTV
    Video Resolution
    H Sync 15 - 100 kHz
    V Sync 43.5 - 130 Hz
    Dot Clock --
    Connectivity
    Inputs Composite Video (Single RCA) x 1
    S-Video (Mini DIN 4-pin (Y/C)) x 1
    Computer, Analog RGB (Standard VGA, mini D-Sub 15-pin) x 1
    PS/2 Mouse x 1
    USB Mouse x 1
    Computer Audio (Stereo mini jack) x 1
    Outputs Computer, Analog RGB (Standard VGA, mini D-Sub 15-pin) x 1
    Built-in Audio 1 Watt stereo
    Projection Lens
    Lens Zoom lens with manual focus and manual zoom adjust
    Image Size 40 - 200 inches diagonally
    Throw Distance Minimum 1.46 m - 8.85 m; throw ratio 1.8-2.15:1
    Keystone Corr. Digital keystone correction ±15 degrees
    Lens Shift No
    Proj. Methods Front/rear, desktop/ceiling

    NEC VT460 Price: $1,199.00
    Image Quality
    Resolution SVGA (800 x 600)
    Brightness 1500 ANSI lumens
    Contrast Ratio --
    Uniformity --
    No. of Colors 16.7 million
    Aspect Ratio(s) 4:3
    Display Tech. 0.7" p-Si TFT active-matrix
    Compatibility
    Data Signals 800x600 pixels native, up to UXGA with Advanced AccuBlend
    Video Signals NTSC, NTSC4.43, PAL, PAL-60, PAL-N, PAL-M, SECAM, HDTV: 1080i, 1080i/50Hz, 720p, 576p, 480p, 480i/60Hz
    Video Resolution 1080i, 1080i/50Hz, 720p, 576p, 480p, 480i/60Hz
    H Sync 15.0 - 100.0kHz
    V Sync 50 - 120Hz
    Dot Clock --
    Connectivity
    Inputs Component RGB (Shares mini D-Sub 15-pin) x 1
    Composite Video (Single RCA) x 1
    S-Video (Mini DIN 4-pin (Y/C)) x 1
    Computer, Analog RGB (Standard VGA, mini D-Sub 15-pin) x 1
    RS-232 (Serial) x 1
    USB Mouse x 1
    Video Audio (RCA x 2) x 2
    Computer Audio (Stereo mini jack) x 1
    Outputs Computer, Analog RGB (Standard VGA, mini D-Sub 15-pin) x 1
    Computer Audio (Stereo mini jack) x 1
    Built-in Audio 1.0W Mono
    Projection Lens
    Lens Manual zoom and focus
    Image Size 21 - 300 inches (0.5 - 7.6 m) diagonal
    Throw Distance 2.38 - 35.8 ft / 7.3 (Tele) - 10.9 m (Tele)
    Keystone Corr. +/- 30 degrees electronic (auto)
    Lens Shift --
    Proj. Methods Desktop Front and Rear, Ceiling Front and Rear


    (1)Is it correct that if plug my DVD player up to the S-video input of either projector, the projector will line-double the 480i signal and display a 480p image?
    (2)It is true that betwen these two projectors, only the NEC will accept a 480p input from a DVD player via a component connection?
    (4)How is that connection made?
    (3)Do I need some sort of adapter? I don't see the standard component connection that is on the back of my HDTV, on the NEC.
    (4) Which of these projectors would produce the "better" image on a 7ft. wide screen?
    (5)Which of these projectors can be placed further back from a 7' screen? My room is approx. 20' long, and I'd like to place it as far back as possible. I picked a 7' screen because my couch is fixed as 12 ft. from where the screen will be, and 7'x1.75=12.25'.
    I'll listen to any more advice you want to give me short of convincing me to get a DLP projector

    thanks
    Jim
     

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