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Projector suggestions? I'm STUMPED!


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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   JamieD

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Posted August 26 2007 - 06:36 AM

Hey folks, kind of torn.. thinking either this guy:
http://www.futuresho....gon=&langid=EN

Since it's on sale,
or the Optoma 770, cause I can get it at Costco (around 1100 with a screen thrown in, I don't want to DIY screen) .. anyone else have any thoughts?

This isn't the Optoma that's in the store, but what about this setup?

http://www.costco.ca....=1&topnav=&s=1

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#2 of 7 OFFLINE   GeorgeAB

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Posted August 26 2007 - 08:09 AM

That first link is a business projector, not really designed for home theater use. Just because it will accept HDTV signals does not mean it can do them justice. Don't get it!

I would suggest that you go to TigerDirect.com and get the Samsung/Joe Kane Productions SP-H710AE DLP projector before they're all gone. It originally sold for $12,000.00 and is available there for less than $900.00, with full 2 year factory warranty. That projector looks better than the vast majority of current PJs on the market, including five-figure models. Joe Kane has been proving it in trade shows over and over again, all over the world. I have one in my by-appointment demo theater and love it. Yes, I bought it from Tiger Direct and have purchased many various pieces of equipment from them (computer stuff mostly) over the last 7 years. I know of no better deal on truly reference quality video currently anywhere in the universe!

If you miss their limited quantity, the Costco deal is a viable alternative for your budget. Don't hesitate on the Samsung.

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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   JamieD

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Posted August 28 2007 - 02:04 AM

Thanks for the great advice/suggestions.

That does look to be a great projector, unfortunately, tigerdirect.ca is needed for us poor Canucks, and they don't seem to have it. Posted Image

But the costco deal may soon be ordered!
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#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Gregg Loewen

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Posted August 29 2007 - 04:09 AM

try to figure out a way to get the Sammy...perhaps a 3rd party can accept it for you in the US and then forward it to you in Canada??

This is a very sweet projector and definitely not in the class of the other sub $1K units on the market.

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#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Jack Gilvey

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Posted August 29 2007 - 07:41 AM

Are the blacks really that good on the Samsung? Wondering how much of an improvement I'd get in color/contrast over my Panasonic AE900...
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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   GeorgeAB

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Posted August 29 2007 - 08:20 AM

The Samsung has a reputation for exceptional blacks, contrast and shadow detail. Your Panasonic LCD is incapable of accurate color. The Samsung is one of the few consumer displays of any type that offers reference color. It is used in Hollywood for post production work. If you value image fidelity, this is your ticket. If you prefer distorted images, like many consumers, consider another solution.

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   JamieD

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Posted September 02 2007 - 12:43 AM

Unfortunately, no, I don't think I know anyone who could forward it on. It's a shame. Maybe I'll contact tigerdirect.
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