can i do better than this projector for 3500.00

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  1. Patrick Z

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    panasonic ptae 500u 16x9 projector

    if so, what should i look at.

    room is not dark all the time
     
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    Is that $US? It sounds overpriced if it is. I think the Panasonic 700 is around $US2000.
     
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    That can't be U.S. dollars. The Pan. 500 was selling for $1500 a month or 2 ago. The Sanyo Z2 can be bought now for $1100.
     
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    For about $1000 less than that you can get a Toshiba MT-700 DLP2+ 720p projector with Faroudja processing.
     
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    Even in Canada the Panny700 runs around $2700.
     
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    so which is the best/better performance wise.

    the screen is going to be a da-lite model of some kind
     
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    Patrick, I think a good resourse for you to learn up on FP would be projectorcentral.com. It sounds as if you might want to do a bit of research before you head into this very vast and often times confusing technology. On the home page you will see a lot of links dealing with popular questions. After reading up on them check out the highly recommended HT projector section and see what features you want and need.
    You really have to give us a ton of info before we start blurting our suggestions. The 2 biggest factors is what will you be using the projector for (gaming, HD, DVD, SD etc...) and what is the throw distance and screen size you are think of. Do a bit of research on projector central (take reviews with a grain of salt however....they are ALL positive reviews and a lot of advertisements......2 things that don't always add up to honesty). Once you start to understand what features you want then come back with more info and hopefully we can give you a hand. The last thing you want to do is shell out 3,500$ for a machine you are only going to watch the occasional DVD on because you thought spending big cash will be the best way to go. Best of luck to you.
     

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