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looking for very good hi-def projector

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by RYHD, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. RYHD

    RYHD Member

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    Hey guys,
    Looking to one day build a home theater in my basement and I'm starting to budget out materials. What is a very good HD projector for watching standard and HD-DVD movies on. This theater would not have cable hook up just movie watching. My budget is around 1000 to 2000 dollars.

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  2. Jim Mcc

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    With your budget, I'll assume a 720p projector. But do you want DLP or LCD? Any special problems such as ambient light in the room, low ceiling, etc?
     
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    7 ft ceiling. track lighting in what is a dark room. I want a good rich color in my picture for showing hd movies and standard. DLP or LCD...I don't know which is better. I know with tv's I would choose LCD in a second.
     
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    Look into an Infocus IN76. It's DLP based, not as flexible in terms of lens shift, but picture quality is very good for the price.
     
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    Since you prefer LCD TV's, you should get an LCD projector. I recommend either the Panasonic AX200 or the new Epson Home Cinema 720. They're both $1,299, and both are 720p LCD projectors. Be sure to read the reviews at Projectorcentral.com and Projectorreviews.com.
     
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    Not a fan of the Epson 720, had one at our shop for a while, and fine detail pq wasn't that great. I saw noise in the picture where I haven't before in other projectors.
     
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    Sanyo PLV-Z2000 is a 1080p projector and has manufacturers rebates for $600. Brings it down to around $1700 shipped depending on where you shop.

    I'm torn between it and Epson 1080UB for $1000 more. I'd prefer the Epson for its brightness and black levels but spending $1k extra is a hard decision...
     

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