projector under 1000

Matt Weldy

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I am buying a projector and need to keep it under a grand. I know the infocus 4805 was very popular. My question is....

Whats the difference between the 4805 and there IN72. Looks like to me the IN72 accepts more formats. And how will HD Look on these projectors. Also any other suggestions on projectors for under 1K would be nice.
 

Jim Mcc

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I recommend the new Optoma HD70. It's a 720p DLP for $999. There's a review at Projectorcentral.com and Audioholics.com.
 

DorianBryant

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Well, your $999 will be over $1000 with shipping. Also, the H31 is hardly "as cheap as possible." Considering he was lloking for something comparable to the 4805, the H31 fits.

Regardless, its his choice and I provided another alternative...
 

Joel...Lane

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I'm itching to get the H31. Based on reviews on projector central I think I'll be happy with it.
 

Jim Mcc

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I'd like to add 1 more, Mitsubishi HD1000, 720p DLP. Since I posted earlier, the price dropped to $995 MSRP. I'm going to upgrade to this or the Optoma HD70. The HD70 has a 2 year warranty vs. Mits. 1 year warranty.
 

Larry Sutliff

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I'm also in the market for a projector. I'm leaning towards the Mitsubishi HD1000, but the Optoma HD70 is attractive, too. Anyone have any experience with LCD projectors? I noticed there are a couple of Hitachi HD models with attractive prices.

EDIT: Scratch the Hitachi's, the models I'm looking at don't have HDMI connections.
 

Jim Mcc

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I never owned an LCD projector, but I've seen them. You need to view both types and see if you prefer DLP or LCD. The main advantages of LCD projectors are the longer zoom range, and lens shift.
 

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