Projector Help! Panasonic PT-L711U

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  1. jham1496

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    Hello. I am thinking about buying a Panasonic PT-L711U Projector but i have several questions. The first is that it is an HD projector, yet it has no HDMI or DVI inputs. How it would put up an HD picture without a digital input? Also, does anyone have any personal experience and if so is it a projector worth buying.

    See the specs here http://www.projectorcentral.com/Panasonic-PT-L711U.htm

    Thanks in advance for your response.
     
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    PLEASE, do yourself a favor and DON'T BUY that projector. It is from the year 2000, over 10 years old. It is a 4:3 aspect ratio. It has an AWFUL LOW contrast ratio of 300:1. And last but not least, it IS NOT even HD. It will accept an HD signal over the component input, then the projector will scale it down to output it.
     
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    Welcome to Home Theater Forum John. Component and VGA are analog connections that are capable of receiving HD signals. The Panasonic has VGA and a 15 pin HD D-Sub (which with the right adapter could be used as a component input).


    I haven't seen it in action, but a few things to consider: Its a presentation projector, not designed for home theater. Its only 720P and it doesn't have any digital HD inputs like HDMI or DVI. I don't what kind of price you are looking at, but you would be a lot better off with a projector designed for home theater and with digital inputs. For Panasonic projectors their home theater projector models start with PT-AE.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. Both of you helped a lot!
     
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    No problem. Please let us know what you end up with.
     

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