Looking for a projector New/Used??

Discussion in 'Displays' started by MikeMon, May 12, 2005.

  1. MikeMon

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    I want to spend about 1000.00 give or take for my first projector. Do you guys think I should buy new or try a used one? I know Ill get more for my money if I get a used one, but finding someone I can trust is the thing. I have been looking on E-bay.... you think there are any out there worth a shot? Please let me know your thoughts as I am remodeling my whole basement and I just cant afford the projector I want yet but I feel I should be able to get a nice intro projector for this amount (or at least I hope) If not Ill just flush my 60 inch rear projector tv in the wall and save up till I can get a nice one???
     
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    Mike, you can get a nice new projector for $1000 or less. But you need to give more info. Do you want LCD or DLP? 16:9 or 4:3 projector and screen? What is your throw distance and desired screen size? I have the X1(DLP) and highly recommend it(if rainbows don't affect you). I paid $799 for it new. For an LCD, I would check into the Mitsubishi HC3 and the Epson Home 10+.
     
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    What do you mean by rainbows? I am building the room now, Its a 22 foot long X 15 feet wide room. I can mount the projector any Ware but the further back the better. I think dlp is a better projector isn't it?? sorry i know next to nothing about them. I was hoping to get some good advice. I like the wide screen and I also wanted to just paint the wall for starters for a screen. And the bigger the screen the better I have a 15 foot x 7 or so foot wall for it (Ill measure later it might be a bit smaller than that).

    Any help would be great, I will provide any info you need just tell me what you need to know and I will reply with the info. I haven't taken out the money yet so I am just now looking.


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    Mike
     
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    OK this will be interesting... I have a 11 foot x 6 foot area to display the screen. I have a sophit that runs across the top that has some lights and a spot for the center Chanel speaker ( this will force the screen down a foot ) I would like to mount the projector back about 19 feet but I can move it closer. I have a riser in the back so I don't want it to hang over the seats. If the screen is not even with the ceiling (meaning its a foot lower) will I have to lower the projector or can it tilt downward to drop the pic on the wall?

    How close do I need it to be? And can I still get about 100 inch in 16:9?

    Ill follow up with pics Monday.
     

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