Just bought an InFocus 4805 - Holy Smokes!

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  1. DanThomas

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    I just returned the Sony 60" LCD Rear Projection TV I bought about three weeks ago, and bought an InFocus 4805 projector. I hooked it up during the day, in a room with a too much ambient light. I projected it on a wall with mauve (pink) paint, and a lot of splotches and holes. I sat down for a few minutes and watched a little of the "Tin Cup" DVD.

    Holy Smokes! [​IMG] It looks unbelievable!! And remember, this is after watching a new 60" Sony HDTV for 3 weeks. I can't wait until I get a screen for it, and some curtains.

    Seriously, the people on this forum who have been raving about this projector weren't kidding. What an awesome picture!!

    -Dan
     
  2. Dave Simpson

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    Hey Dan, enjoy your new PJ, man! It's always a pleasure to hear of the amazement of new PJ owners; I was surely no different, and the bloom ain't wearin' off. While I don't own a 4805, I do quite enjoy my lowly Sanyo Z1, paired with an LG 7832; wonderful combo. I suspect you'll be digging in anew to all your old, fave DVDs. It's always a real gas to behold the reactions of your unsuspecting guests. You'll see.
    After you buy a screen (or go the DIY route), I think the best thing you can do is paint the walls, and the ceiling (if possible) a darker colour. Cost is minimal, effort is moderate (and one-time, only), benefit is tremendous.
    Have a great time, and cheers.

    DS.
     
  3. DanThomas

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    I'm not sure the wife will go for the dark walls [​IMG] However when we get a curtain for the doorway, it will be darn-near pitch black in the room, so I think it'll be OK. But you never know...

    Anyway, thanks for the comments. I can't wait to start watching some of my favorites with a 100" picture!

    -Dan
     
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    Congrats Dan on your first pj and welcome to our side of the fence!

    Since you have not bought a screen yet, add Carada to your short list.
     
  5. DanThomas

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    The Carada screens might be a little outside my price range right now, but I suppose I could be convinced...

    -Dan
     
  6. terence

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    Dan,

    Contact them and ask for the free screen samples, remeber to be fair to your eyes and samples. Put them on the wall one at a time, that way your eyes want be bias toward the white scree materials. Also if you are hand you can make a screen, check out the DYI section.
     
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    Thanks. I'll do what you suggest!

    -Dan
     
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    Carada is always the first choice that comes to mind because of the low prices and great service but check out Da-Lite's HCCV material. Projector Central says it's better than Carada screens and doesn't cost that much more.
     

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