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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   CurtJ

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Posted January 01 2006 - 09:33 AM

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 of 5 OFFLINE   Oren Paul

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Posted January 01 2006 - 12:59 PM

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 of 5 OFFLINE   Jim Mcc

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Posted January 03 2006 - 01:09 PM

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 of 5 OFFLINE   Joe Szott

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Posted January 04 2006 - 08:10 AM

Two extremely good values in 720p projectors:

Panisonic PT-AE900

and

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 of 5 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted January 06 2006 - 10:37 AM

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

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