Advent videobeam

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  1. NathanP

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    Hi there..
    I know alot of people have some experiance with these since they're old...
    Someone recently offered me one of these is perfect working condition w/screen and custom cart etc., for like $80.
    Is it worth the $80 or should I save up for a nicer LCD projector?
    Any suggestion and answers are welcome..
    Thanks
    Nathan
     
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    Uh, for $80 dollars, how can you go wrong? Especially if you've seen the picture and it's watchable. You'll save for a long time until you have the $2k-$3k to buy a good digital projector these days. And you can watch the Advent while you're saving.
    PS -- I had a Kloss Novabeam projector until a couple months ago (when I replaced it, finally.) It served me well for 25 years.
     
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    okay, cool..
    I've actually been looking for a Kloss Novabeam..
    Can you tell much of a difference (in picture quality) between older 80's models and new stuff?
    Thanks,
    Nathan
     
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    The simplest way to characterize the difference is that the old technology is BIG TV. The new technology is HOME THEATER.
    The latest FPTV's simply have a brightness, color depth, and detail that the tech of the '80s couldn't touch. Furthermore, I had to lovingingly tend and tweak my old Kloss to keep it in convergence, focus, and color accuracy because those circuits were relatively unstable and would change bias regularly.
    Today's FPTV's are much more of a plug and play product.
     
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    Hey, Hey,
    Thanks!
    Anyone else?????
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