eiki lc-xb28

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  1. toddshannan95

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    Hi, everyone. We are turning a old game room into something for the kids to watch movies and play their x-box. I have found an Eiki LC-XB28 projector for $300.00. I don't know alot about projectors but liked the idea of a 110" screen. Would this projector work with satelite tv, movies and x-box. also is the priceabout right. Thanks for any help, Todd
     
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    Hi Todd,

    Do you have a budget in mind? For $300 it will be difficult to find much that will be a suitable projector for movies and games. Although the model you listed supports HD resolutions of 720p and 1080i, it's really a 4x3 aspect ratio projector with a native pixel resolution of 1024x768. Most likely it was initially intended for business use. The contrast ratio (even though the numbers are notoriously subjective) is pretty low at 450:1, and it doesn't have any HDMI input. It seems to have decent brightness, which would support a larger screen, but the low contrast ratio would be a deal-breaker for me.

    Looking at new projectors, the Optoma HD65 is a very highly-rated 720p projector that can be found for about $700 (not including a mount and cable). If you're ceiling mounting, a universal mount might run about $100 and for cables, you can get 25' in-wall HDMI cables from monoprice.com.

    If this is pushing beyond your budget, then you may have to consider the used market - but I would suggest looking up any potential projectors on the projectorcentral website to compare.

    You can also save some cash by going with a DIY screen and putting the money reserved for a screen into the projector fund. There are many people on this forum that can offer suggestions for building or even painting your screen for well under $100.
     
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