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Affordability of proj/screen?


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Ryan_MF

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Posted September 18 2003 - 08:56 AM

Can a good projector with component inputs and a screen be had (new or used) for 1500 or less? If so, what brands and models of projectors should I be looking for?

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Ryan_MF

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Posted September 19 2003 - 03:38 AM

How about the Sanyo Z1? I have heard good things about that projector and it supports component input as well.

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   ChadLB

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Posted September 19 2003 - 07:19 AM

Most people are making there own screens with the following:
1) Blackout Cloth that can be found at Joanne Fabric and other places example http://www.reiffer.ca/screen/
2) Parkland Plastic Example: http://www.rongeyer....r/index.10.html
3) Some people just use there wall....http://gallery.avsfo...rt=1&thecat=500

As for projectors alot of it depends on room size and what you are going to be using it for. I have a comparision sheet of the top 4 < $1600 projectors..Just go to my Home Theater link below...
The infocus X1 is popular but some people see rainbows so they don't stay with that one. There is lots of reading go to www.projectorcentral.com and www.projectorpeople.com for more i

Here are some things to consider:

Installation Parameters:
1)How far is your seating area from your screen?
2)How big is your screen?
3)What is the throw range of each projector you are considering for that screen size? 4)Does this fit with your architecture?

Feature Parameters:
1)What connection types are important to you? (DVI, VGA, etc.)
2)Do you have adequate light control? (will you need a high lumens pj?)
3)Do you watch more 16:9 or 4:3 material?
4)Are you susceptible to rainbows? Do they bug you? (do you need a 2x, 3x or 5x color wheel?)

Miscellaneous:
1)Are you a videophile? (do poor reds irk you?)
2)Is the warranty/replacement program adequate if you encounter problems?
How long is the laundry list for users who already own said pj

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   ChadLB

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Posted September 19 2003 - 01:30 PM

The Sanyo Z1 goes for $1,299.......look at my chart on my web page for U.S. prices...