Help choosing projector and screen

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  1. Vinny B

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    I can't see the image. Can you repost and give us a budget?
     
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    Vinny:
    That's such a wide open question with no background info...
    1) What type of source components? HD?
    2) DO you have a preference for CRT or digital? Do you like to tweak your equipment or you a plug and play type of person?
    3) Can you control the light in the room? I assume yes?
    4) What are the room dem?
    5)Distance from the viewing area to the wall where the screen will be?
    6) What type of screen? Pull down, electric or fixed?
    7) Have you auditioned DLP and/or LCD projectors yet?
    I would suggest running s search for front projectors or projectors here and at www.avsforum.com under the 5,000 or under projector sub-forum.
    Ron
     
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    Scott_Kwo Auditioning

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    Hey Vinny,

    Just a newb in this game. I got a DaLite Model B (64" x 84") for like $160-$170 (forgot). my room is approx 10x14.
    I figure it's a great entry level screen out there. Of course I wanted an electric, but didn't have that much cash.
     
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    Vinny, I am going to make some assumtions. You want to watch movies in bed so I am thinking DVD then. Do you have a DVD player already? Is it regular interlaced or is it progressive scan? Will you be watching a lot of 4x3 stuff on it or mostly widescreen? I will assume widescreen for now. For projectors, these are some ones at the lower to lower-mid pricepoint that I would consider if I were in such a boat as I have described...
    Boxlight Home Cinema 13HD
    Sony VPL-HS10 Cineza
    PLUS Home Piano Avanti HE-3200
    Just to give you some idea. Thease are all native 16x9 but there are many other native 4x3 projectors as well. The prices are all MSRP and can be found much lower in reality.
     
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    The space that I have on my wall is about 6' x 7'
    I want to spend around $2000

    Ron: Some of your questions confused me a little since im a newb at this so I'll answer what I can.


    2) I'm a plug and play type of person.

    3) I can control the light.

    5) Ill be watching from about 8 feet away

    6) I'll probably get a pull-down screem

    7) I havent tryed and projectors yet

    Can someone suggest a good site to repost my picture?
     
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    You can get an NEC LT154 projector for $1856.44 with free shipping (today only). It's an XGA native LCD projector with 900 ANSI lumens, >400:1 contrast, and pretty good adjustability. The rest of your budget will probably be eaten up by the pulldown screen.
     
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