Projector Reccomendations

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  1. Lucas_F

    Lucas_F Auditioning

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    I recently saw a home theater set-up and it was amazing. So now I'm looking for something for myself. I have everything picked out except for the projector. So, I would appreciate some reccomendations.

    Uses for Projector:

    - Movies from my DVD player.
    - XBOX
    - Cable TV

    I do have an external video scaler, so Im not really worried about the internal scaler quality of the projector.
     
  2. Travis_R

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    what size screen do you want?
     
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    100" I sit about 15 ft. away
     
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    Next question is how much can you spend? Also, how well controlled is the light in the room.
     
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    sorry i left out some of the details, im just a noob. i have about $1300 to spend. and light is very well controlled.
     
  6. Travis_R

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    No problem Lucas thats what this forum is here for, I would Recommend the Infocus SP4805, Especially since you are going to be playing games on it, the 4805 is a DLP and there is little to no chance of burn in on a DLP Projector, I have seen one in action on a 100" screen and was very Impressed, when I complete my theater it is what I am buying as I also will be using my PS2 and watching movies
     
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    Would you consider used? There are quite a few used CRT's out there and while they have their weaknesses they will deliver much better picture than the (entry level) digital projectors.
     
  8. Lucas_F

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    no, because the reason im going to buy a digital projector is due to a broken CRT projector. I actually have a home theater set-up, except for the projector. But I still know very little about "digital" projectors. I dont want the 4805, due to its native 16:9. I want a native 4:3 projector.
     
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    Funny, that's why I passed on X1 at $699 for a second setup, due to it being 4:3. Why 4:3? If you are mainly watching DVD's then a native 16:9 would be my choice. If EDTV then I'd consider 4:3.

    I was considering moving from CRT projector to digitals in the same price range that I would have been able to sell mine, $1500. That's where the 4805 is and it was one of the projectors I reviewed. I can say that if you're coming from a CRT projector, you will be disappointed in that price range. I ended up keeping my 480i CRT.
     
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    i want a 4:3 projector because my screen is 4:3, plus I like it better (don't ask). I have actually seen a DLP projector and am very impressed with what it could do. Forgot which one though.
     
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    Lucas I can understand you wanting a 4:3 Projector, I have a few friends that hate widescreen cuz of the bars and such, but IMHO in a few more years almost everything you watch is going to be in widescreen format video games included, and eventually 4:3 will be as obsolete as VCR's have become, im not trying to talk you out of gettin a 4:3 projector, just something to think about when makin your purchase, a 16:9 will throw any 4:3 you got better than a 4:3 can throw a 16:9 and a DIY screen is not very expensive
     

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