NEC HT 410 or Infocus 4805?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Richard McNally, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. Richard McNally

    Richard McNally Auditioning

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    I saw the deal on the HTF front page about the 410's rebate ($995 incl shipping). What are your thoughts on this projector? Is it about the same quality as 4805?
     
  2. KirkP

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    Hi Richard. We're also a forum sponsor and carry both projector lines. While the HT410 is a good entry level model and with the rebate, a nice price - the 4805 is a better projector in my opinion. The overall PQ looks better and the 4805 includes a digital connection which isn't offered on the HT410. While the 4805 special promo price ended on Superbowl Sunday, you can still get the free screen and cable until the end of March.
     
  3. Stephen Hopkins

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    You might want to consider the BenQ PE5120. It has the same contrast ratio as the 4805, better brightness, DVI (w/out expensive M1 connector needed for 4805), and a shorter throw (meaning you'd be much more likely to be able to mount the projector on a coffer table infront of the seating instead of behind or above it).
     
  4. PeterMano

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    I think people need to be very careful when they make claims about various projectors having the same contrast ratio or the same brightness, because of what it says on a spec sheet. It ain't neccessarily so. The infocus 4800 has the same listed contrast ratio of 2000 and a higher lumens rating than a 4805, 1100 vs. 750. But, what's the real world like?

    ISF LUMENS
    SP4800 293
    SP4805 644

    SF ON/OFF CONTRAST
    SP4800 583
    SP4805 1665

    These are specs off avs forum message boards from a poster who knows what he's talking about. The 4800 in film/video mode doesn't come close to the published specs, where the 4805 comes a lot closer. Twice as bright and nearly three times the contrast.
     

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