screen aspect question

Matt Weldy

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I thinking of either buying a optoma hd70 or the mits hd1000u and I am wondering what aspect screen to buy. 1.78.1, 1.85.1, or 2.35.1. The hd1000u says something in the book about 2.35.1. I want the screen filled up most of the time without messing with the remote. I would rather have it right for dvds as opposed to hdtv. Also if anyone has an opionion on the hd70 vs. hd1000u that would be great. Also I never thought I would need to be talked into a projector but I sometimes play video games and the cost of the lamp makes me nervous as opposed to playing games on a tv were the lamp dosent cost me 400 every 2000 hours.

Thanks

Matt
 

Jim Mcc

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I'm going to upgrade to one of these also. I'm 99% sure I'll buy the HD1000 due to everything I've read, and it's $100 cheaper. The only advantage I see with the HD70 is the 2 year warranty. I went with 1.78:1 because it gives me the biggest image with all sources. I watch HD satellite(1.78:1) DVD's and occasional 4:3 DVD's. DVD's cover all aspect ratios. And the bulb for both of those are just under $300.
 

Matt Weldy

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Thats the way I am leaning also. But one question where did you find the bulbs for under 300.00? I have only found them for 395. I still am not sure about the screen ratio yet.
 
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try tigerdirect.com

most likly your gonna end up selling your projector before you gotta replace it anyways. even if you use your projector daily its gonna take a couple years dont even worry about it.
 

Jim Mcc

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Matt, sorry that I don't know how to post a link. Got to Froogle.com and punch in Mitsubishi HD1000u. Then click on sort "low to high". The bulb prices start at $298. The $395 price is the retail price.
 

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