Best Projector+Screen possible for $3000

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  1. Aaron_*P

    Aaron_*P Stunt Coordinator

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    What's the best projector and screen combination possible for a total budget of $3000? I've been looking at mostly dlp, the rainbow affect doesn't bother me and they seem best bang for buck and quality. Any opinions are greatly appreciated. Hoping for about a 100 inch screen (or bigger, but can go a little smaller too if needed). The dimensions and distance between projector and screen can be just about anything (within reason) because I can arrange the room anyway I want and have multiple rooms in my house I can put it in. There will be some, but minimal ambient light.

    Might be able to put the budget up to $3500 tops.
    Aaron.
     
  2. TommyL

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    DLP will be tough in that range...look at the new Sanyo Z2(lcd) and a carada screen...many happy campers with this combo...pm me and I can give ya any details. tom
     
  3. ChrisWiggles

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    8in EM focus CRT, driven by an HTPC.

    Hands down.

    [​IMG]

    But then again, I'm biased...
     
  4. Darrel McBane

    Darrel McBane Second Unit

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    I'm going with the Sony HS20 LCD projector. I contacted Oades Brothers and they quoted me $2795 shipped. I found a local dealer who will sell me one for $2700 out the door. Going local and picking up a pulldown screen (1.78 HDTV format 45"H X 80"W). I'm looking at a Draper screen right now. I'm waiting for a quote for their screen. I'm hoping to get the screen under $400. You may want to look at contacting Oades and consider this route also.
     
  5. Dennis Nicholls

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    For $3500 I got a used Electrohome Marquee 8501LC and a 100" 4:3 Vutec screen. This is one hell of a combination. However I did buy the projector used.
     
  6. Adam Gutierrez

    Adam Gutierrez Auditioning

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    Aaron,
    For $3500 and DLP I would buy an NEC HT1000 and do an inexpensive(
     
  7. ChrisWiggles

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    Adam: perhaps the best among digital projectors, but if he's also considering the used CRT route, then it's not a fair comparison.
     
  8. Torgny Nilsson

    Torgny Nilsson Second Unit

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    Do FP LCDs have the same pixel burn out problem that RP LCDs have? It would suck to have a couple of pixels burn out when they are being expanded to a 100 inch screen.
     
  9. Gabriel_Lam

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    LCD's whether FP or RP will have dead pixel/subpixel issues. It's luck of the draw.
     

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