Long-Throw DLP Projectors

Jay Mitchosky

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Has anyone compiled a list of currently available HD2-based DLP projectors complete with their respective throw ratios? I'm trying to keep the projector location as far back into the theater as possible, which would demand a throw of 2.1 to 2.2. I've heard great things about the Marantz VP-12S2 but it seems to have quite a short throw.

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You can get the Marantz with a long throw lense, but the MSRP for the lense is $3000-$4000.
The new Yamaha DPX-1000 has a long throw. You can go to the Yamaha website and they have a calculator that will allow you to determine the max. throw based upon screen size.
Selco also has a fairly long throw if I remember correctly.
 

Jay Mitchosky

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You can get the Marantz with a long throw lense, but the MSRP for the lense is $3000-$4000.
I was reading that. By that time I would just as soon go with the Runco. The S2's short throw has yanked it from my list as I don't want the projector immediately over my head. Thanks for the tip about Yamaha - I'll check that out. More manufacturers need that kind of calculator on their sites, in addition to measurements for how the projector needs to be placed vertically relative to the screen.
 

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Jay,

The Seleco HT300 Plus has a throw distance of 1.8 - 2.4 times screen width. The HT200 projectors have an even longer throw distance. Sim2 just released the HT200 F ( or is it "S"?) with DCDi processing. It retails for $4995. I haven't gone over the complete specs for it. I have the information at my office.
 

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