$5000 to spend on projector, suggestions?

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  1. Dan Seliger

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    I would like a 16:9 capable with support for 1080i and 720p, and I will have a screen. Want the brightest and clearest picture i can get! [​IMG]

    Any suggestions?
     
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    NO contest.

    NEC HT1000.

    plenty of lumens for dedicated home theater and amazing 3000: Contrast.

    Excellent scaler...

    Oh.. it even accepts 1080p
     
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    It depends on what your preferences are. Have you had a chance to view a few DLP's? The Sanyo PLV-70HT is in your budget too.
     
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    I would suggest the Sanyo. The NEC is 4:3 native which I would not recomend.

    I am looking at this price range as well. I would love the Runco at $10,000 but oh well.


    C. Ryan
     
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    The PLV70 is a contender especially if you are looking at a bright/large image.
     
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    The NEC HT1000 is getting rave reviews; if you haven't checked feedback on AVS forum I'd suggest looking there (in the "Digital Hi-End Projectors - $5000 USD MSRP and Up" forum). It can be had for around $4200-4300 plus $150 rebate. It's not 16:9 native but most people seem to think the slight loss of resolution is minor compared to the great color, black level and other picture aspects.

    The Sanyo PLV-70 is a light cannon LCD, also highly thought of by most. Same price range as the NEC, depends on whether you like the strengths/weaknesses of DLP vs LCD.

    Another option you might want to consider if you like DLP, though a little above your budget, is the Toshiba MT8 which has the HD2 16:9 DLP chip. Same unit as the Infocus 7200 that's getting raves, but a bit cheaper and maybe easier to find (once it comes out in a few weeks)... can probably find it for around $6k.
     
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    CRT is still the king of the HT room. The digital technologies are closing but aren't there yet. If you are critical of your viewing then you can get a pretty good setup for $5K if you do some shopping.
     

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