Benq pb8250 Yeah or nay

Discussion in 'Displays' started by rademacher1939, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. rademacher1939

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    Does any one have any opinions on the Benq PB8250 projector.

    I was just at a Benq dealer and he was acting like he was doing me this
    great favor of selling me his projector for $1900.
    I just found it on line at the "projector people.com" for $1499.

    If any one has seen, used or owns one please let me know what you think.[​IMG]
    Also, has any one dealt with the "projector people.com"? If so how good or bad are they with there delivery and service.

    Thank you for all your opinions.[​IMG]
     
  2. Alon Goldberg

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    Don't waste your money on that projector, you can do much better for $1900 or less(new). It came out in Oct. 2004, it's a native 4:3 format with a 2X speed color wheel. I've read nothing but good things about Projectorpeople.com.
     
  4. RAF

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    At CEDIA several under $1000 projectors were introduced.

    Example: Optoma HD70, a single chip 720p DLP unit with HDMI input, etc. for $999.

    The bottom line is that with the introduction of Sony's 3 chip 1080p SXRD (LCoS) projector (also at CEDIA) with a price of under $5000, the shock waves sent throughout the FP industry means that the BenQ and others like it, which are an older technology, are not a wise choice at all the prices quoted here. I haven't seen the Optoma side by side with the BenQ for obvious reasons but I am confident that the Optoma would outperform it by a wide margin.
     
  5. rademacher1939

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    Thanks everyone for your response.
    As I try to piece my HT system together (with a great deal of education from this forum) I learn that the more I find out the more I really don't know.
    I was really looking hard at the Panasonic PT-AE900U but everyone was saying how DLP's are the way to go.
    My theater will be in the basement so I don't have to worry about abient light.
    What should I be looking for in features in a projector?
    In my application is a 1000 lumens sufficient?
    Contrast ratio should fall into what area?

    Again thanks for your responses
     

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