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Give up the RPTVV for FP?


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#1 of 16 OFFLINE   Marc_E

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Posted May 25 2003 - 05:07 AM

Has anyone (I am sure plenty) done this? How does an RPTV compare to LCD/DLP/CRT projectors (aside from the larger image)?
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#2 of 16 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted May 25 2003 - 02:12 PM

Here are some threads on this very subject...

Front Projectors
Front or Rear Projection?
Projection vs CRT
FPTV vs RPTV
Budget=$3000, what would you get?
HD Projector Questions
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#3 of 16 OFFLINE   Marc_E

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Posted May 26 2003 - 01:20 AM

THanks Neil...reading...(next time I will search).
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#4 of 16 OFFLINE   Michael Mathius

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Posted May 26 2003 - 02:04 AM

Luckly I did not have to choose. I still use my rptv for casual and day time viewing and use my fp for dvd's and hdtv. Posted Image
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#5 of 16 OFFLINE   Marc_E

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Posted May 26 2003 - 09:22 AM

I have a Mits WS65905 that is just massive. My room is 11x15 and the TV takes up a lot of space. I was ok with this. Then I heard that Mits has backed out of 'the promise' by puting DVI in their new sets and not include this in a future promise module. So, that got me looking at FP a bit and I got suucked in. I would love a big screen (I know I can't go too big because of my room size and sitting distance) and would love to ditch the TV and free up the space in my room. Ambient light is not an issue.
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#6 of 16 OFFLINE   John Rheaume

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Posted May 26 2003 - 10:10 AM

Hi Marc

You'd be surprised at what size screen you can get from a FP in a 11 x 15 room. If you want to find out exactly what you can do, go
here and pick your poison.

Getting sucked in is about half the fun. Unlike you though I never had any intention of putting one of those behemoth RPTV's any where in my home. Just too much of a space waster. And how does one go about disposing of them when they go bad?

As far as picture quality goes, a properly set up FP and appropriate screen in a light controlled room will, dollar for dollar, win out every time IMHO. There's nothing like the film like 3D effect of a good PJ outside of a good commercial theater.

If you would like to see a few of the currently available FP's, I can highly recommend you give Ad-Tech Systems in Wayland a call. I found them very friendly and of invaluable assistance in my PJ search. I think it would be no more than a 45 minute drive on Rt. 20 from Bahstan.

Good luck from a fellow Bay Stater.

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#7 of 16 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted May 26 2003 - 04:13 PM

My current room is 11x15 and I am currently displaying a 96" 9x16 image on a DIY screen that I am very happy with. Keep in mind you will gain about 3ft of space because the screen is flat against the wall. I would agree that a decent projector properly set up in a light controlled room will beat out a RPTV but do your research first for the best FPTV that you can get within your budget.
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#8 of 16 OFFLINE   Marc_E

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Posted May 27 2003 - 11:29 AM

Thanks for the replies guys. My short list so far is:
VPL-HS10
HT1000
PLV-70 (dreaming a bit)
I am leaning towards the sony because I want the HDCP but I am totally in the early stages. I really want to see if anyone in the bay state wants to buy my RPTV so I can somewhat justify it to my wife.
Thanks for the reccomendation John. I will check them out
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Posted June 03 2003 - 11:24 PM

I feel that I will have to sell my rptv to reap the benefits of a FP system. But it's just so hard to say goodbye to it since it's been ISF'd. It's become a newborn child to me, and how do you let go of your baby?:b

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Posted June 04 2003 - 03:03 AM

I sold my Mits 65" WS RPTV and bought a Boxlight Matinee 1HD FPTV(Sanyo PLV-Z1)a week ago.

I'm still not sure what screen to use (size/gain/DIY,etc.) but even projected on an off-white textured wall(for the time being)it looks great with DVD's and HDTV. The Mits did look better, but not a whole lot better. I'm afraid to see what DirectTV will look like though. I'll let you know when I get a 50' S-video cable.

I don't watch a lot of TV but my 4 year old watches PBSkids and Disney so a 27" TV is fine for that. If you watch a lot of TV you might want to consider a smaller display in addition to the FPTV and maybe a pull down screen?.
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Posted June 04 2003 - 08:43 AM

Thanks for the replies,
Rin, which model mits and how much did you get for it? I have a 65905 and figure I could get about $2000 or so. It has been ISF'd and has 3yrs left on a 5yr transferable warranty. I hae made my decision and the Mits' days are numbered. I have to save some doe to buy the projector I want but I decided to aim high and get the Dwin TV3. I love the 2 box solution and 2 DVI is very nice!
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Posted June 04 2003 - 08:54 AM

I think it was a 65859, it was the Platinum Plus model.
I sold it to a family member for the exact amount the PJ cost, less than 1500 bucks.
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Posted June 04 2003 - 06:22 PM

I'm going to only use the projector for dvd viewing only. So you actually saw less picture quality on the FP Rin? Do you think that once you get a good grey screen to match the projector it will look better or at least the same quality as your Mits?

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Posted June 05 2003 - 07:15 AM

I echo LaMarcus's sentiments. Try a gray/silver screen to go with your Z1. It will tend to boost the PQ over a white screen.
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Posted June 05 2003 - 07:49 AM

Oh yeah, when I get a screen and mount the PJ I'm sure it will rival the Mits PQ.

Right now it's projecting on an off white textured wall that the PJ is too far away from, so the image is about 14-15' wide.

I know this is way too large for this PJ's capabilities but it's only temporary. I was thinking of a 96-100" diagonal gray screen.

What do you guys think?
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#16 of 16 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted June 05 2003 - 07:54 AM

Rin, how large is your room and how far is your seating? 96" just happens to be the size I am projecting in my room, 11'x15'x12' (width, depth, height).
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