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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   dan scorpio

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Posted February 03 2004 - 07:13 PM

I want to buy the panasonic l300 or the L 500..but if I wait 1-2 years will there be a huge noticable difference in picture quality and price? I don't want to buy now and then in 1-2 years be disappointed by the advancement?
what would you do...( iam brand new at this front projection thing)
what would be a good screen to buy for this unit...
I have a basement room that is converted to a home theater room... it is 8 feet tall(actually with the drop ceiling it is 7'8' tall and 15'Lx11'w I will be sitting 11 feet away
I have total control of the lighting all on dimmers....

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   David Parrish

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Posted February 03 2004 - 11:22 PM

You could be dead in two years. Buy the FPPosted Image

Or, better yet, that's 2 years of your life you did without cause you were holding out...

2 years from now there will be something better just around the corner. It'll never end (the waiting).

That's also two years you could spend tweaking as an enthusiastic hobbyist.

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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted February 04 2004 - 01:05 AM

Go ahead, there will never ever be anything better at any price*

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#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Michael TLV

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Posted February 04 2004 - 01:30 AM


Yes, there is always something better around the corner. You can play the proscrastination game until doomsday like those people trying to decide if they should buy a P75 computer ... cuz something better might be around the corner.

Well they are still waiting ...

Buy it now and start enjoying it now. Something better comes along in a couple years ... upgrade ...

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#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted February 04 2004 - 03:31 AM

You might want to get your feet wet with something less than $1K now if the thought of tomorrow's projectors would upset you. If so, make your own screen for a few dollars. If I were planning on buying a projector 2 years from now, I would settle for nothing less than 3 chip DLP @ 1920x1080 (full high def resolution).
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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Todd Terwilliger

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Posted February 04 2004 - 03:54 AM

Hey Dan,

I was thinking the exact same thing which was a major reason why I went for the the X1. While it doesn't have the resolution of the two projectors you mentioned, it's been everything I could ask for and it will easily tide me over until the true HD projectors enter a feasible price point for me.
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#7 of 7 OFFLINE   dan scorpio

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Posted February 04 2004 - 10:40 AM

where would you buy the material to build your own screen?
I need one that i can hang and then remove it after the movie is over...
the reason is because i have a wall unit with a 53" tv now and I will have to put the screen in front of the wall unit when watching dvd's....