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  1. terence

    terence Supporting Actor

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    I have $1,000-$1,500 to spend on a projector, i have a dedicated room that is always dark. I like DLP but i'm open minded to LCD if the screen door is not too present. I'm new to projectors trying get rid of my 61" RCA anolog i got back in 9-01. SO experts let me have it you can click on my HT link to see the room. I never knew it was so many damn projectors to choose from, and they change like every 5 min!

    HELP PLEASE?!
     
  2. Cameron Yee

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    Let me be the first to say:

    InFocus 4805
     
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    Funny you would say that because i'm looking @ these 3 now.



    InFocus ScreenPlay 4805

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    Optoma H30 Projector

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    HP VP6120




    http://www.pcrush.com/imax.asp?i=75219


    A friend has the HP and i must say it's has a nice picture, Finding Nemo looked outstanding. What do you think btween the 3?
     
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    Ultimately it comes down to your needs. My choosing the 4805 came down to price, native 16:9 and DVI connection. The 4x color wheel doesn't hurt either. I can't comment on the other products as I have not seen them in action, but I have heard good things about the Optoma. I assume you've been to projectorcentral.com for all your projector research?
     
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    You are correct sir! i thank you for your input as well.

    Can you tell me your impressions on the 4805?
     
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    Thx Cameron_Y,

    Waht screen did you go with?
     
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    I made my own. Built a frame out of 1.5" MDF and attached a sheet of Sintra to it. Sintra is a semi-rigid PVC sign material available at any professional sign shop. It cost me about 35.00 for the sheet sized for a 73" 16:9 screen. I went with Sintra because it can be cleaned with Windex, withstands moderate abuse, and can be painted should I ever want to experiment with colors. My screen set up is a little funky because I don't have any wall I can mount it to. So I bought a background support system for photography and have it hanging off that.
     
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    And here's another screen shot comparing various resolution settings. 854 x 480 is the winner.
     
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    And the winner is...............InFocus ScreenPlay 4805!

    I will be going with this front PJ and a 80" 1.78 to 1 ratio High Contrast Grey screen from Carada. Thx again for all your help.
     
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    I have a question if i were to use a COMPONENT VIDEO TO M1 ADPT LP540 640 C160 180.


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    Will i get a better picture than just using component video cable inputs on the 4805?
     
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    Well it's been a while since checked in, but click on my HT link and you will see what me and the 4805/Carada combo have been up too! [​IMG]
     

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