- Jul 2, 2002
I am looking to upgrade to a projector with a budget of 6,000 max. I will be using the projector primarily to watch DVDs but also for some HTPC, Xbox, Gamecube, and PS2 playing. I would break it down to roughly 50% widescreen material and roughly 50% fullscreen material. I can tolerate stretching modes ala the widescreen RPTVs but must be able to watch some 4:3 in its native aspect ratio (especially the game consoles). Would I be better off purchasing a native 16:9 projector or native 4:3 projector? Picture quality is of the utmost importance though I do not want a CRT picture due to burn in. I also have no idea whether or not I suffer from the rainbow effect that DLP projectors can exhibit, but am concerned that even if I do not, family members or friends may. Based on these considerations, which projectors would you recommend? I will be purchasing the projector by mid-June at the latest, but preferably before the end of March. Thank you in advance for your help!