sanyo plc sw20 projector

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  1. jan_c

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    is this ok? comments pls.
    thanks.
     
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    looks good to me
     
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    Matters for what and for what price.

    It's a reasonbly good unit, with basic specs. What are you using it for?

    1000 ANSI lumens
    350:1 full on/off contrast
    800x600 native resolution, .7" LCD's
    6.2 lbs
    150 watt UHP bulb
    Manual zoom lens
    Component, D-SUB15, S-Vid, and Composite inputs
    ? noise
    ? bulb life
     
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    gabriel,
    am going to use it for my home theater, length of the room is 15ft, im planning to project it to a 100inch screen, with 2 rows of seats. think this is too big?

    jan
     
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    A few things come to mind with those specs (I personally have not seen this particular model yet):

    1. 1000 lumens should be about enough for a 100" screen. I would suggest a gray screen to improve the perceived contrast though.

    2. Most projectors with UHP bulbs tend to to have pictures that run a bit cold. It may (may) benefit from a colored filter of some sort.

    3. 350:1 on/off contrast is kind of on the low end for home theater use.

    4. 800x600 is not quite wide enough for uncompressed DVD use (848x480 is the min).

    Is there a particular reason to want this specific model? The $1400 AE100 may be a better choice. Or perhaps some used models. You can get a used XGA 1000 lumen projector for right about $1000.
     
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    gabriel,
    nope, no particular reason for this model.
    ill probably try to check the xw20. im located in the philippines so my choices are quite limited but i think the ae100 is available here.
    thanks.
     

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