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Dell 3200MP just arrived today

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Gabriel_Lam, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. Gabriel_Lam

    Gabriel_Lam Well-Known Member

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    Actually, I'm pretty surprised at the quality. It's better than the price would have suggested.

    It has a pixelworks scaler. Mediocre, but passable. Definitely could be improved.

    S-Video in was a bit ugly, lots of edge enhancement. Component in was definitely a step up. If you only have s-video in, this is not the projector for you.

    Running VGA in through (Radeon 9700 Pro output) was a big improvement, especially since I could feed in the native resolution, 1024x768.

    I've only played with it for a few minutes, so I haven't done all of the adjustments. Looks like there's 3 settings for color temp, and you can set red/green/blue separately, which is nice. Not the most adjustable projector out there, but better than my proxima DP8000. Bleh.

    I thought the color was reasonably even, with not too much hotspotting. I was a bit surprised at this, because I had heard of some people having problems with that. I was throwing the image onto a Stewart Grayhawk though, which is under unity gain (.95).

    I guess for the best quality picture, I'd have to pick up one of these:

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    M1A to DVI/USB cable

    Hmm. Might be almost time to start upgrading once again.
     
  2. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Well-Known Member

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    Does it get a lot of light spillover when viewing widescreen movies seeing that it is a native 4x3 pj?
     
  3. Gabriel_Lam

    Gabriel_Lam Well-Known Member

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    Hmm. I guess it depends on your definition of "a lot". Definitely less than my 3000 ANSI lumen LCD projector. [​IMG] However, I'd say that a best bet would be to go with some masking.
     

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