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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Matthew Todd

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Posted April 08 2007 - 02:36 PM

I'm helping my Dad select a projector for use at a family cabin. The projector will be ceiling mounted, and used exclusively for watching standard definition DVDs. It will never be used for HD or broadcast TV (HD or standard).

I've recommended that he go with a refurbished Infocus 4805, which seems like it would be a great fit for his needs (widescreen 480p resolution, high contrast ratio, low black level for HT, low price). Is there anything else in this price range of about $500 refurbished that I should also be considering?

Thanks!

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#2 of 6 OFFLINE   DorianBryant

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Posted April 08 2007 - 09:10 PM

Amazon has it brand new for $400...

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Jack Gilvey

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Posted April 09 2007 - 12:05 AM

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I'm helping my Dad select a projector for use at a family cabin. The projector will be ceiling mounted, and used exclusively for watching standard definition DVDs. It will never be used for HD or broadcast TV (HD or standard).
4805 is perfect for this, but $500 is steep for a refurb...try Dorian's suggestion.
If the sources expand a bit, HD sources do look fantastic over it.
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#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Joseph Bolus

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Posted April 09 2007 - 02:28 AM

Yeah ... You'll be *shocked* at how well 1080i HD cable and/or HD-DVD looks on the 4805!
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#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Matthew Todd

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Posted April 16 2007 - 04:43 PM

Thanks All! I went ahead and ordered it on clearance at Amazon. I think we'll be very happy with this.

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#6 of 6 OFFLINE   lloydMon

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Posted April 19 2007 - 06:54 AM

Had a 4805 for a couple of years...had to get rid of it because of low WAF.
If you can get one for $400, it is an absolute STEAL.