Ampro Projector Info Needed

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  1. Bob Schumann

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    A friend picked up an Ampro "Alice" 5000 DLP projector and is wondering if there's any use for it in a home theater. Can't find much out about it other than it appears to be limited to a resolution of 800X600 (SVGA), has a lumens rating of 1300 and has an onboard Pentium MMX processor. Apparently when new it ran about $40,000 but it's out of production and I believe Ampro went under. Anywhere I can find some info on this unit such as user manuals or service manuals? Anyone ever run across one of these? Thanks in advance. Any info would be helpful

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    I have not actually seen one of these units, but I did a bit of digging and found out a few facts about this unit.
    It is a three DMD panel DLP (good, should have great colors and no color wheel to cause rainbows). This also explains its high initial cost.
    Rated full on/full off contrast is a not so good 180:1, comparable with many lower priced business use LCD projectors.
    Some units have a Faroujda video processor Link here (in an eatern European language) and are HDTV compatible.
    From the same link, throw distances of 1 to 11 meters seem usable for home theater, however the throw could be a bit long for shorter rooms.
    Noisy at 45db rated SPL.
    500W Xenon lamp is expensive, and likely hard to find unless it is compatible with current L-COS lamps.
    Should be fun to try!
     
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    Christian,

    Thanks a bunch for doing the research. I'll go ahead and pass it on. Do appreciate the info.

    Bob
     

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