?? Benq8720, Mitsu HC5000, InFocus 7210

greg149

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Which one to buy....I am setting up a new HT...no windows, but will watch some sports and regular TV with some ambient light..

I am willing to spend between $3,000-$5,000 for the projector. The room is 16 feet long and will have a 100in screen. There is a high ceiling and am thinking about mounting on a shelf built into the back wall.

Prices I have seen are Benq 8720...$3499....Mitsubishi HC5000...$3599 and the InFocus 7210...$4999. The reason the 7210 is considered is partly because one of the installers I am considering is recommending it. I wonder if that is partly because he knows I cannot buy it online (InFocus will not honor warranty) and therefore I am stuck with their full price. I suspect the installer is getting a discount that he can pocket.

The new Mitsu is getting rave reviews, but it is LCD and I know the DLP will be brighter for the times I have some light to deal with.

If anyone has experience with either the 7210 or 8720....help would be appreciated.

Thanks, greg
 

TicoTVA

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I really like the Benq 8720 or the Benq 100. The benq has great bright picture and pops
I'd skip the Infocus. That 7210 is somewhat out dated
 

TicoTVA

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I really like the Benq 8720 or the Benq 100. The benq has great bright picture and pops
I'd skip the Infocus. That 7210 is somewhat out dated
 

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You might want to look at the new Panasonic PT-1000U 1080P 3 panel Front Projector that outputs 1100 Lumens and 11,000 contrast. I have just ordered one, and it is due for shipping around Thanksgiving. Price $4799.00.

But if you are interested in an absolutly top notch 720p front projector, look into the Panasonic PT AX-100U. This $3000.00 projector (It can be purchased for around $2000.00 at many on-line sites), that just released the very highly rated 900U, offers vertical and horizontal lens shift, one of the best pictures I have viewed in an under $5000.00 projector, and has increased the lumen output from 1300 lumen output on the PT-900u to 2000 Lumens. This makes it one of the brightest projectors available for home use. Contrast is rated at (check me on this) 11,000.
 

Randy C Sr

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I have the predecessor BenQ PE8700+. The 8720 is the updated version. I really like the picture quality. The 8720 being an improved version I imagine is awesome. The only thing I wish was different is the lens has to be adjusted via remote control, but it's manual. Actually, if you think about, once it is adjusted you never bother it with it again. Whenever I have friends come over and watch a DVD or Satellite, they are awe'd with the picture quality. I have it setup on a 16:9 106" screen. I don't think you'd be disappointed with it or the Satellite you are considering.

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Gregg Loewen

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hi guys
How about the new 1080p BenQ DLP for $5995. Spend the extra cash, it will be well worth it.
 

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