Projector for $3,000 or less

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  1. Greg Foan

    Greg Foan Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello guys,

    Well the HT is going well and I'm thinking of taking the plunge and purchasing a projector. I only have a budget of $3,000 USD to spend on it though......can I get a decent projector for that? I would go with a homemade screen until I had the $$$ for a proper one. here are a few details that might help.

    Room - 18' X 18' with very good light control

    Sources will include prog. scan DVD and HDTV satellite receiver. Ease of use, and maintanence important.

    Would like to shoot an 8 ft. diagonal image.

    Projector will be ceiling mounted.

    thanks

    Greg
     
  2. Chuck C

    Chuck C Cinematographer

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    There's huge buzz going around about the new Panasonic PT-AE100 LCD home projector with native 16:9 LCD panels (858x484). Just today, it was annonced that it'll carry a retail price of $1,995.
    I don't wanna get your hopes up cuz I just started hearing things about this beast, but I suggest heading over to avsforum.com to see all the latest. By the way, the Japanese version (TH-AE100) has already hit home.
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forum...php?forumid=24
    Oh one quote I noted from avs was that given the pros and cons, the AE100 bests the highly touted NEC LT150.
     
  3. NickSo

    NickSo Producer

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    [​IMG] $1,995! Great price for a 16:9...
    I just hope dealers dont marke it up or anything..
    the cheapest from japan is $2,130-ish, and in Canada they're selling it for $4000CAD!!!
    When is it expected to be selling here???
     
  4. Greg Foan

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