Projector?

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  1. Pedro Diaz

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    Hi,

    Im a newbie. I have been reading the forum and I found that a projector and a screen are best way to do a home theater (Am I ok?).

    The screen can be made. I have no problem with that.

    But what about the projector? I dont know nothing about them.

    The only brand that I have heard is Infocus. Which brands should I be looking for? Which features are most important ina projector? Do I only need the projector and the screen or do I need more accesories? And most important... What is the price for a projector?

    Thanks for your replies.

    Edit: BTW, the only projector I have read about is the Infocus ScreenPlay 110. But I dont have its price.

    Edit 2: Ouch... the "affordable" Infocus ScreenPlay 110 cost is $4,999.00 USD. Any other suggestion?
     
  2. Jed M

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    The Panasonic AE100 has been getting rave reviews. It ships from Japan for a total around 1400 USD. Try www.projectorcentral.com and the av forum for more info. I am sure someone else can help you out further. The NEC LT 150 is also another one to look at, but more expensive.
     
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    The number one factor is how much money you are willing to spend on a projector. After that we can narrow down the choices. There are many, and an even greater price range.
     
  4. Pedro Diaz

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    I dont have a specific budget for it. Right now Im building my house and the HT room will be the last to be made.
    Knowing myself, I think, my max is from $2,000.00 USD to $3,000.00 USD(which I think is a lot of money). I started car audio in the same manner and I ended buying $600.00 USD comps for my car.
    The most important thing I have to deal is: Availability and price.
    I live in Mexico City and a lot of brands are not available. Even if the brand is available I have to see if the model is available.
    Price can be 60% more expensive than your prices because of taxes, duties and shipment charges.
    But I hope I can have the same luck as I had in car audio.
    Edit: For example, a 165K2 Focal comp in the US can be found for $350.00 USD. The same comp in Mexico has a $800.00 price tag. [​IMG]
     
  5. Mark Larson

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    One bit of advice:

    Dedicate a room to HT if you're seriously interested in the hobby, and ask around for the best layout/dimensions. You can easily get a better 7" or 8" Sony CRT in your price range, and if you have the sound figured out, more power to you!
     
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    Sony is a good brand in projectors? Which models are your recomendations?
     
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    Yes, Sony definitely makes some of the better projectors out there. The 7" (VPH 12xx) Sonys are in your price range. I suggest you read some of the other threads going on right now...
     

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