Projector Noise

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  1. Vrajku

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    Do all projector have an audible noise. We are considering the Infocus Player 7200 projector. It is so expensive and I don't want the noise to be a considerable factor while watching movies. Any help or suggestions will be appreciated
     
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    Enclose it in a cabinet with a ventilation system. Alternatively, I believe there is a company called Hushbox that makes plexiglass projector enclosures for just this problem.
     
  3. Vrajku

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    It seems very complicated and tedious that a hush box has to be used when already these projectors are so expensive to begin with. Is the noise really disruptive while watching movies?
     
  4. MikeWh

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    "Noise" is, of course, subjective. Some people don't care in the least, while others (I suppose) could be highly annoyed. If you tend to watch loud movies, then you probably won't even notice it.

    The only PJ I regularly watch (hear?) is a Sharp M20X, which I never seem to notice, once the movie starts. I have never heard the 7200, but according to one source, the noise is relatively low. You might also note the issue about geometry problems with the 7200.

    One note about placement of the PJ-- if possible, try and place it in a location that you are less likely to hear it; e.g., behind the seating area and not directly overhead.
     
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    For comparison, I have a Sim2 HT300+ that is located directly above my seating area. After having it installed for about a month, I had my carpenter back in to build an enclosure because I did find the noise distracting. YMMV.
     
  6. Vrajku

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    What is meant by geometric imprecision and what is 1.78 format?
     
  7. Glenise

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    I don't find the noise distrating.
    I really don't hear anything.
    Have you tried running the projector while watching a movie yet?
    If people really love the sound in your theater, I doubted that they would even notice the projector noise.
     
  8. Vrajku

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    What kind of projector do you have? Thanks
     
  9. MikeWh

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    Vrajku-- The geometry problem is explained further up in that article. I've quoted it here, in case you missed it:

     
  10. Vrajku

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    Thanks so much for explaining about the geometry problem.
    Is this true of all HD2 DLP projectors or is it specific to infocus. Is there another projector (HDTV) which does not have this problem within the same price range? Thanks for any help
     
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    I have an Infocus 7200 and am very happy with it. I've never noticed the geometry issue--If it is there it must not be very noticable, at least to me. I'm very particulary about these things so I'm suprised I have not noticed it.

    As to the noise. The fan in the projector does make some noise. Unfortunately, due to the layout of my room I have to have it mounted above my head so it is probably in the most noticable postion. I typically do not notice the noise. Only on very quiet passages in a movie when I have the sound turned down. I don't have any extensive experience with any other projector so I can't really compare it.

    The picture, however, is amazing....
     
  12. Vrajku

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    I am so happy and relieved to hear that you have an infocus 7200. I was so bent upon this particular projector. I am so glad that you are happy with it. I will be able to mount it on the ceiling quite a bit back from where we sit. SO that should not be a problem. Thanks again for your input.
    This website is just so amazing. I have learnt so much about projectors in such a short time!
     
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    Can someone tell me which projector has the least amount of noise among the high quality (HD2 DLP chip projectors or similar).
     

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