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Discussion in 'Displays' started by Jerry Salzman, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. Jerry Salzman

    Jerry Salzman Auditioning

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    Hi All,

    This is my first post. Around labor day my basement flooded (minor-dead sump pump). Since we needed to pull everything out, we decided to go for the dream home theatre. The HT room will be 10 x 18. There are no windows so light is not a problem. I think I have decided between the Optima H56 or NEC HT1000.

    I am going to go with a 92 or 96 screen in 16x9 format. I intend to watch DVDs and HDTV cable (have about 10 channels currently), and regular cable.

    Any opinions, or any better ideas? I have decided not to go over $4,000 but would rather be $3,000. My insurance money looks real small as this room gets more and more expensive.

    Thanks

    Jerry
     
  2. JackLonn

    JackLonn Agent

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    I've had the HT 1000 for about 5 days now. The picture blows me away and I'm still projecting on the wall. Even my wife is amazed at the picture. Projected image (4:3) is about 100". I plan to get a screen once I know exactly how I want to set up. I think I'll go 4:3 for the flexibility. Projector Central (dot com) has a great info section that was a great help to me. I bought my proj. from Projector People, $3,995 w/ free shipping. Good luck.
     
  3. Neil Joseph

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    The HT1000 is a 4x3 projector. If your intention is to watch a lot of widescreen stuff as opposed to 4x3 material then the 16x9 setup is probably better for you. If so then keep a very close eye on the Sony HS20, a native 16x9 projector with a 1366x768 resolution and even better specs than its predecessor, the HS10. It is a lot of projector for the money and even offers MLA (micro lens array) to reduce the pixel structure and offer more brightness in the process. It also has a very good contrast ratio for an LCD PJ and can be found for about $3K.
     

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