$4,000 DLP projector vs. $1,000 LCD projector

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  1. Russell Volz

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    Specifications aside, when watching DVDs, will I notice a "big" difference between a $4,000 DLP projector like the InFocus ScreenPlay 5700 as compared to a $1,000 LCD projector like the Toshiba ET1?

    I have a 12'x12' dark room.
     
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    Yes, especially in the black levels and contrast.
     
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    Yes there will be, especially because the Toshiba is not a good projector even in that price range.

    At 1k you should be looking at the infocus X1, benq 6100, and the sanyo z1.

    The 5700 is a nice projector but at that price i'd go for an optoma h56 or nec ht1000
     
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    Is the InFocus 5700 not a 3 chip DLP? Is having 3 chips important?
     
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    3-chippers eliminate the need for a color wheel, but again you're looking at spending *well* beyond 10k for that.

    the InFocus 5700 is certainly not a 3-chipper.
     
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    My next projector upgrade will be a 3 chip full Hdef PJ (1920x1080) [​IMG]
     
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    Ah, when will they ever see the magic that is CRT... [​IMG]
     
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    I've been doing research alot recently, especially the NEC LT240K and no one has ever mentioned seeing a rainbow with that projector. Colors are beautiful and vibrant with a DLP projector.
    I think DLP projectors get a bad rap probably because of the recurring rainbow problem with the X1.
    I have a two year old model NEC LCD projector the build quality is excellent. You won't read about any "dust blobs" with a NEC projector as well.
     

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