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Projector Advice Needed - Samsung SP-A800B in limbo

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Lionsfan1960, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Lionsfan1960

    Lionsfan1960 Auditioning

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    Hello Everybody,

    I have a Dedicated Theater room in a newly built home that has no projector. The "C-net Editor's Choice" Samsung that was originally in the spot was defective and though it was sent back the day after Thanksgiving last year, a replacement has yet to be sent to my theater designer.

    So...what projector do you recommend for a 22 foot room with a 150" screen? I'm looking at $8,000 or less, though it will be up there for a long time so if there's a great value for a little more, I'd consider it.

    Signed,
    Unused theater room owner in Michigan (Mike)
     
  2. hodedofome

    hodedofome Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm surprised you chose the Samsung for a 150" screen. I didn't think it was bright enough for that large of a screen. A fantastic projector for sure, I just didn't know it could go that big and still be bright enough in it's best mode. You'll want something with a bunch of lumens in it's 'best' mode (the brightest mode usually sacrifices color accuracy) and under $10k it narrows it down pretty good. In InFocus IN83 is the one that comes to mind, the JVC RS2 might do it but I don't think it's as bright as the InFocus. The Planar PD8150 might do it. Not sure the Sony VPL-VW70 is bright enough.
     
  3. SherardP

    SherardP Stunt Coordinator

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    With that budget you should skip the RS2 and look at the newer JVC RS10 and RS20. Not sure what gain screen you have but I have reports from owners with 159" screens reporting back succcessful results. Worth a look
     
  4. hodedofome

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    Is the RS10/20 even out yet? That's the only reason why I didn't recommend them was because he said he's been waiting and he's tired of waiting...
     
  5. SherardP

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    Yes both models of the new JVC projectors are available for sale now.
     
  6. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.
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    wow...150 " ??
     

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