Best projector <3k

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  1. MarkBowles

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    What would you guys say would be the best front projector for 3k or less. I have directv, dvd, hdtv, xbox, pc as sources. I had looked at the sony vpl-hs20 about 6-8 months ago and liked it but things may have changed.

    Thanks for the help. You guys are great.

    Mark
     
  2. ChrisWiggles

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    What is your room like?

    Also, can you clarify your question? My immediate answer is without a doubt a CRT projector, but usually this is the wrong answer, because when I hear "what's the best projector" my version of that question asks: "what has the best picture, at all costs, for this price." Usually, this is not the question people mean...
     
  3. Mike Wladyka

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    Well, if you are looking to go a digital route...i think that the Benq7800 is under $3k. Others include Sanyo Z2 and Panny 500, or even spend less and get the infocus 4805.
     
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    ChrisWiggles,

    The room is 15x28 completely dark with 7' ceilings. I'm looking at projectors under 3000.00.

    Thanks
     
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    Low cielings mean a small projector might be preferable. However, I am someone with ceilings about an inch lower than that, and still have a monster CRT that's going there, so it's doable if you're crazy enough. But that's a choice you'll have to explore. Like I said, used CRT in this range will definitely provide a significantly superior picture, but the hidden cost is a big thing that's not super easy to setup (though no display is ever plug n play).

    If you want to stick with the ease of digital, the others are good suggestions, but you won't hit the PQ, but it will be a a bit easier to deal with perhaps.
     
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    How are the dimensions of the projected image measured?
     
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    um.... :b

    In linear units, such as inches, centimeters, or their more convenient relatives for larger screens, such as feet or meters. [​IMG]

    The "standard" way was usually diagonally on TVs, but it's far more convenient and regular to state your screen size as a width (usually in inches or feet unfortunately, stupid english system, BAH!), since aspect ratios change all around and your width is the most common measurement in the FP world.
     
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    My room is slightly smaller and I found the 4805 to be a good fit.
     

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