Please help with this projector

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Spencer Leung, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. Spencer Leung

    Spencer Leung Auditioning

    Oct 12, 2005
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    This is a business projector with the specs listed here:

    ACER PD116P
    MSRP (USD) : **
    Brightness (Lumens) : 2100 ANSI
    Contrast: ANSI: **
    Full On/Off: 2000:1
    Weight: 2.4 kg
    Size (cm) (HxWxD) : 10.7 x 27.7 x 23.6
    Throw Dist (m) : 1.5 - 10.0
    Image Size (cm) : 78.2 - 625.1
    Lens: Focus: Manual
    Zoom: Manual, 1.20:1
    Optional Lenses: No
    Digital Zoom: Yes
    Keystone Correction: Digital
    Lens Shift: **
    Compatibility: HDTV: 1080i, 720p
    EDTV/480p: Yes
    SDTV/480i: Yes
    Component Video: Yes
    Video: Yes
    Digital Input: No
    Personal Computers: Yes
    Networking: Wired: No
    Wireless: No
    Warranty: 1 Year
    Lamp: Type: 200W **
    Life: 2000 hours
    Eco-Mode Life: 3000 hours
    Quantity: 1
    Display: Type: DLP (1)
    Color Wheel Segs: **
    Color Wheel Speed: **
    Native: 800x600 Pixels
    Maximum: 1280x1024 Pixels
    Aspect Ratio: 4:3 native (SVGA), 16:9 wide
    Horizonal Scan Rate: 31.5kHz - 100kHz
    Vertical Refresh Rate: 56Hz - 85Hz
    H-Sync Range: **
    V-Sync Range: **
    Pixel Clock: **
    Speakers: **
    Max Power: **
    Voltage: 100V - 240V
    FCC Class: B
    Audible Noise: 30.0 dB
    Eco-Mode: 27.0 dB

    I plan on using this for movie/tv/gaming purposes. However, I am not a fan of 'super' quality. I think some of the CRT are acceptable, and of course, the back-projection tv are fantastic 'enough' in terms of quality. What I need is size.

    1) Regarding the specs, are there anything that I should be concerned with (light spills, lumin, distortion, etc) ?

    2) I have a yellowish wall that I plan on projecting it to. Is it necessary to have it white in color? If yes, is a projector screen going to make a difference? Are there any other alternatives that are more affordable (sheet of cloth, fabric, formica, etc)?

    Thank you in advance.
  2. John S

    John S Producer

    Nov 4, 2003
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    The big problem with these business projectors is the fact they are most all 4:3. I have never been clear how they really will handle widescreen material. (HDTV or Anamorphic DVD)

    I have been told that you don't even get your full 480p on them with widescreen stuff.

    Not to sure, most people regret attempting to use business / presentation projectors for movies and game'n.

    They are geared for light output, not for high res full motion video stuff. Yoru milage may vary, keep us updated.
  3. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

    Nov 1, 1998
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    I would recommend something white but not shiny (that is no Formica) to project on. If you are sure the room will be used as a theater for a long time to come you could even repaint the wall white (or light gray for an LCD projector that does not have really deep black). Kilz (a stain killer) has been recommended for white, Behr "Silver Screen" ahs been recommended for a good screen gray. Painting a stretched fabric screen or a plywood panel used as a screen is also possible.

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  4. Spencer Leung

    Spencer Leung Auditioning

    Oct 12, 2005
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    Thanks for the input !! ^^

    If I am only looking for regular TV quality (perhaps games with S-Video) with these business projector, will I be satisfied?
  5. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

    Aug 19, 2002
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    sure, though 800x600 isn't very high in resolution, but it will look decent enough I suppose, if you don't have a critical eye.

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