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Discussion in 'Displays' started by sbi85, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. sbi85

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    Hey guys,

    I am planning to buy a budget Projector for just home entertainment (movies mainly)

    Looked up 2 for a pretty fair price.

    Epson EB-W02 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005VAZ71G/

    Optoma HD700X - Optoma HD700X - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00120SBOY/

    Resolution - I wanted to have a HD projector and these 2 seems to fit the category. Though the Epson is actually WXGA which is actually a bit higher resolution than 720p (1280x800). Haven't seen too many of this resolution, does this make any difference?

    Lumens - The Epson has a whopping 2600 lumens while the Optoma is 1300 only.

    Connection - The Optoma has HDMI while the Epson doesnt have that. It seems it operates through the USB port. Not sure if thats a bad sign or not.

    The Epson seems to be a newer model while the Optoma is from 2008, though it got pretty good reviews.

    Is there anything else you see which makes a big difference? And generally which one do you think would be better?

    If you have any other recommendation around this price I welcome those as well.

    Thanks a lot for any advice in advance!
    Balint

    update: I just found this which looks good on paper and have an amazing contrast ratio> BenQ W700 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-Cinema-Projector-2200ANSI-10000/dp/B005CYXO98/

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    Go with the BenQ. That Epson you picked isn't even for home theater.
     
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    Welcome to the forum :)
     
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    What Benq?
     
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    It is right there at the very bottom...the last two lines starting "update".
     
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    Well thats good to know. I liked the Epson as well. In terms of contrast and brightness it beats the others. And I dont think I would need a higher resolution than 720p. the room is rather small.

    is you guys have any other suggestions around £400 I would be glad to hear it :)
     

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