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Help choosing new 720P PJ please
4 replies to this topic
Posted October 08 2007 - 04:28 AM
I have narrowed it down to a few and here's some additional info. I watch HD programming, movies and sports. Need 'enough' real world lumens to watch sports in some ambient light on the weekends. But also want a PJ that excels/pops when the lights go down. PJ will be ~13.5' from screen and going for 106"-11" screen. Offset is not an issue as it can be mounted as low as 6" off floor or as high as 10'. I dislike the SDE on flat panel LCD's and love DLP's so I'm leaning towards a DLP but am truly open to anything. I had a Mitsubishi HC1500 for a few weeks and it was just awesome for its' price. Just wondering if their is something better 'for me' within a couple hundred dollars. I loved the 1500's brightness but could lose a little bit of lumens and still be happy....especially if I gained a little real world contrast. So my budget is ~$1300. The HC1500 was/is $900. Please bring on the reccomendations. this PJ will hold me until a good 1080P hits for ~$2K or less. Thanks!
Posted October 08 2007 - 06:56 AM
I was going to recommend the HC1500. I have the HD1000, that it replaced. What was the problem with the HC1500?
Posted October 08 2007 - 08:17 AM
Not sure, just ordered a replacement and am shipping this back when that arrives. The issue was a constant image flickering. I was told to reseat the lamp which I did and that didn't fix it. Otherwise it is just stellar, especially for the price. Just that I came from a 1080P DLP t.v. and am wondering if there is a 720P PJ that will come closer to hitting that sets PQ?(not that the 1500's is bad at all, just not quite as 'vivid/rich/crisp' as the t.v. was)
Posted October 08 2007 - 12:17 PM
That sounds like a fluke thing. I would wait to see the replacement one.
Posted October 11 2007 - 07:59 PM
Epson Home Cinema 1080. Youre within reach of it, hold out a little longer.