Best FPTV for $2000-3000 ???

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Navid, Sep 28, 2002.

  1. Navid

    Navid Agent

    Aug 21, 2002
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    I was really impressed with front projection over RPTV.

    I don't really want to spend more than 3000 dollars on the projector...

    Could anyone recommend a really good one around this price range??

    It MUST be XGA resolution. I don't mind the WSVGA though.. i think 848xXXX.

    ALSO, what is a really good 120" or so diagnal screen that is around 500-600 dollars?? There are just so many choices, and I don't know what is the best buy.
  2. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

    Jan 16, 1998
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    Neil Joseph
    Welcome to FPTV world Navid. Once you immerse yourself in it, there's no turning back. I got into it 3 years back with the Sharpvision XVZ1U and recently upgraded to one of the Sony HT's.
    First of all, check this thread out for $2000 and less projector discussion. Also take a look at this thread for similar discussion.
    For a $3000 XGA FPTV, I can think of the following units...
    Plus V-1080
    Studio Experience Cinema 17 SFXGA
    and this WSVGA projector if you are looking at a moderately priced unit in that category...
    Panasonic Home PT-AE100
  3. Gabriel_Lam

    Gabriel_Lam Screenwriter

    Mar 7, 2002
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    Just under $3k, I think the best choice is probably the Sharp Notevision PG-M20X (XGA native DLP w/12 degree mirrors, 1900 ANSI lumens, 1000:1 On/off contrast, 800:1 ANSI contrast, DVI input, 3x colorwheel, only 80% clear section.
    However, NEC's new LT240 and LT260 ($3100) look extremely favorable. They're just above your price range by a few hundred dollars. I'd personally look into getting the LT260 and spending a bit less on the screen.
    NEC LT260
    XGA native DLP w/12 degree mirrors
    2100 ANSI lumens (1600 on the LT240)
    1300:1 contrast
    Rumored 4x colorwheel with 6 sections (still has clear)
    Sealed optics!

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