Newbie Help. What should I look for in a Projector?

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  1. tonyGar

    tonyGar Agent

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    Help! I have a DARK, 12 X 20 Room with 7 foot ceiling. I am looking to spend less than $3000 on a high quality Projector.

    I hear DLP Projectors are the current technology? I have looked at Sanyos and I was quoted a RUNCO CL-410 (Bottom of the line??)

    Is there a clear cut winner for a small theater in a dark room?

    Please advise! Thank you

    Tonygar
     
  2. John S

    John S Producer

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    In a dark room, contrast ratio has a lot of bearing on the picture quality. In a brighter room, lumens have more of a bearing on it.

    The good news is lots of great projectors with high contrast ratio's in your budget.

    Do you know for a fact you want DLP? You should try to settle in on a technology you like than find a projector with that technology that meets your throw / room requirements as far as mounting / positioning goes.
     
  3. Leo Kerr

    Leo Kerr Screenwriter

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    I'd recommend - based on what I've seen of it - the Panasonic PT-AE900. 3-panel LCD, no rainbows. Very nice picture, quiet, compact unit, can be had for close to, if not below, $2000.

    Leo
     
  4. John S

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    Or Sanyo Z4 The Z4 with it's amazing 7000:1 contrast ratio. [​IMG]


    I'll let others chime in on DLP offerings, I'm not so high on that technology.
     
  5. DelRay

    DelRay Stunt Coordinator

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    Also, with 7' ceilings, having a projector that has lens shift is a nice plus.
     

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