Best projector under $2,000

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  1. Ryan Cruz

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    I have a Toshiba progressive DVD player. What would you recommend? :b
     
  2. David Ison

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    I really like the Panasonic AE-100 about 1500.oo and a bulb life of 5000 hrs. any other projector in this price range will actually cost 500. more to operate over the same period of time.( check E-bay)this is based on the price of bulbs and bulb-life. BY the way I think the picture is great for the money.
     
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    David,
    if you project the AE100 into "only" a 65" widescreen picture..how would the quality compare with a rear projection at that size?

    -ELmO
     
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    Check for a used NEC LT150 on ebay. Should fall in your price range.
     
  5. Ryan Cruz

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    When buying a projector, what are the important things to look out for?
     
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    Elmo
    I was using a sony 53incher ,I much prefer the AE-100, as to quality @ 65 inches ,well let me say I don't know because I'm watching it at 84 inches , 65 is just too small!
     
  8. Micheal

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    I second the "LT150" nomination! It's the best purchase I've made since my B&W speakers a few years back.[​IMG]
     
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    Does anyone play game son their projector though?
    I worry about lag time with an LCD projector.
    Response..press the button does it happen immediately on the screen?

    -ELmO
     
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    I've owned LCD in the past and I've never noticed any lag while gaming. None on the DLP either.[​IMG]
     
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    LCD/DLP/CRT, they are all real time and work fine with games, although personally I would not play video games on a system that would require a $300 bulb replacement every 2000 hours.
     
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    You will not notice lag on a digital display unless you're playing against someone on a CRT projector or on a standard monitor. Then, you will. [​IMG]
     
  13. Ryan Cruz

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    Ok thanks. How much better is the quality of DLP projectors than LCD?
     
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    Actually, I am on my way to the store soon to do a demo/comparison between the Sharp 9000U (DLP) and the Sony VPL-VW12HT (LCD). The Sharp is more expensive for sure but I am willing to bet the Sony is a very close contender.
     
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    www.ritzav.com has the 75U for $2000.00 USD. Thats pretty good. On sale until Oct 1rst.
     
  19. Ryan Cruz

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    Cool. thanks guys :b
     
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    The NEC LT154 is under $2k right now too at Dell Biz.
     

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