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Hot price on the new NEC HT1100!!

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Parker Clack, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. Parker Clack

    Parker Clack Schizophrenic Man

    Jun 30, 1997
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    TV Authority has just authorized for us to give HTF members a very special price on the NEC HT1100 with anamorphic lens for $3945.

    Members will need enter the coupon code HT1100FORUM. The coupon section appears on the 2nd page of the checkout process so you must enter your billing & shipping info first. This coupon code will discount the projector by $250 (from $4195 to $3945).

    In addition NEC has a mail in rebate of $150 droping the final price down to $3,795.


    Panel Single chip 12 degree DMD, 5x speed, 6 segment color wheel
    Aspect Ratio/Resolution 16:9 - 1024x576 (supports 4:3 sources), 4:3 - 1024x768
    Lens Manual zoom, Manual focus and Manual IRIS F=2.5-4.5, f=22.2-26.7 mm
    Light Output 1100 normal, 880 eco-mode, full panel (ANSI, typical)
    Lamp 220W NSH
    Lamp Life (up to) Eco-mode 3000H, Normal mode 2000H
    Contrast Ratio 3500:1 with variable IRIS, > 2000:1, standard
    Image Size 30 - 200 inches diagonal
    Keystone Correction ±25 degree Horizontal ±40 degree Vertical
    Projection Distance 3.3-27.2ft, 0.99-8.28m (16:9) 3.0-24.9ft, 0.91-7.59m (4:3)
    Projection Angle TELE: 15.7 – 16.2 degrees, WIDE: 18.7 – 19.3 degrees

    Inputs 1 DVI-D, 1 RGB, 1 S-Video, 1 Video, 1 3-RCA Component Video, 1 PC Card, 4 Stereo Mini Audio
    Control 1 Screen Trigger, 1 Serial/PC Control
    Video Compatibility NTSC, NTSC4.43, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL-60, SECAM,
    HDTV: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, SDTV: 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i
    Scan Rate Horizontal: 15 to 100 kHz (RGB 24 kHz) Vertical: 48 to 100 Hz
    Video Bandwidth RGB 100 MHz
    Pixel Clock Freq 160MHz
    Color Reproduction 16.7 million colors simultaneously, Full color
    Horizontal Resolution NTSC, NTSC4.43, PAL/PAL-M/PAL-N/PAL-60 – 540 TV lines
    SECAM - 300 TV lines, Y/Cb/Cr –540 TV lines, RGB -1024dots (H) _ 768dots (V)
    External Control RS232, LAN (AMX/Crestron compatibility)
    Sync Compatibility Separate Sync / Composite Sync / Sync on G
    Built-in Speakers 2Wx2
    Fan Noise Eco-Mode
  2. elMalloc

    elMalloc Supporting Actor

    Dec 26, 2001
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    Sounds like a good buy but I only have enough money for one good TV set. Do people use the above projector for DVDs/HDTV only, and how do those compare to a 50" DLP or Plasma (which is about 3K instead).

  3. David Giles

    David Giles Stunt Coordinator

    Mar 6, 2001
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    Oh no, people use projectors like that for the same things you'd use a Plasma for. Standard Def TV, console games, computer display, VHS, and DVD's and HDTV. Of course sources like SDTV and VHS don't look too great on a huge screen, but that isn't the fault of the display type.

    The quality of the image on the projector mentioned will look just as good as a Plasma if you take into account the size of the image. In other words you could project a 50" image with the projector (but who would want to?[​IMG]) and it would look as good or possibly better than the Plasma. As you increase the size of the projected image, artifacts in the source will become more visible (with a constant seating distance), and screendoor will become visible at a certain point, but it you keep the viewing distance in the proper range, that won't be a problem. For instance if you sit 13' from a 96" 16x9 screen with the HT1100, it'll look fantastic. You would have to sit about 6.5' from the 50" Plasma to get the same sense of immersion.

    One of the main differences in the two types of systems, is that a front projection system needs to have a fair amount of light control to give you a balanced image with good black levels. So in an "everyday family room" type installation where some family members want to watch TV while others read, play board games, etc., a Plasma might be the best choice. But for a more dedicated theater environment (or at least a family room where lights are controlled while viewing), it's hard to beat a projector.

    David Giles
  4. BruceDN

    BruceDN Auditioning

    Nov 11, 2003
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    Did this offer expire? I went to order one today, but price is shown as $4995.

    Bruce Norman

    If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space.

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