Opinions of the Dell 4100 MP

Discussion in 'Displays' started by javamike9, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. javamike9

    javamike9 Auditioning

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    I have the opportunity to purchase a Dell 4100 MP for about $150. It is is very good shape, and the bulb is brand new. :jawdrop: I was wondering if it would provide adequate quality for watching a movie/the big game. There was a similar question asked some time ago on here (http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/212638/dell-4100mp-projector) but there were no responses. Would this be a good idea or not? I am not interested in salvaging it, I know the price is pretty incredible. I just want a projector for watching video.
     
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    It will produce a "watchable" image, but no where near current sub-$2k projection technology. It 's a 4:3 aspect ratio, XGA, DLP, portable business class projector that accepts 1080i or 720p HD video signals. Contrast is not very good. The fan will be noisy. It wasn't designed as a video display device, but for primary use in PowerPoint presentations and class rooms. There is no HDMI/DVI input.
     
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    The only positive about it is it's pretty bright. That's because it's a business projector as George stated. How do you know the bulb is new? Is this on Ebay? If so, good luck.
     
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    Thanks to both of you. My company has an auction site for employees where they liquidate old electronics. I know the bulb is new, because I talked to the person (a friend) who put it in last week. Regardless, since it would not do what I want, I did not get it. Thank you for your insight.
     

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