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Recommended projectors

Discussion in 'Displays' started by CurtJ, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. CurtJ

    CurtJ Well-Known Member

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    for a dedicated home theater room/sports room. I will be watching a ton of football and would like to spend around 2-5K. Are there any that you would recommend?
     
  2. Oren Paul

    Oren Paul Well-Known Member

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    I use a Panny L-500 in a room with good light control 12' X 35' x 9' on a 92" standard white screen in low lamp mode. The current Panasonic is two generations advanced over what I have and is in your price range. I have had my unit in use since July of '04 and it has exceeded all expectations. FOOTBALL IN HD IS AWESOME, especially the stations that broadcast in 720P; and yes I can tell the difference between 720P and 1080i.

    I spent around 2500 including ceiling mount, cables, and an extra lamp (which I have not yet needed because I run in low lamp mode).

    Hope this helps
     
  3. Jim Mcc

    Jim Mcc Well-Known Member

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    You have a lot of choices. Do you want a HD projector? Do you want a DLP or LCD projector? Do you want a native 4:3 or 16:9 projector?
     
  4. Joe Szott

    Joe Szott Well-Known Member

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    Two extremely good values in 720p projectors:

    Panisonic PT-AE900

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    Sanyo PLV-Z4


    Choosing between them is personal preference, but those two seem to be the golden boys of value right now. Expect to pay around 2000-2500 for either one shipped.
     
  5. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
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    Panasonic AE 900U is a great choice, the new Infocus DLPs could be good too.
     

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