Screen & Projector For Under $3000 ???

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  1. T r o y

    T r o y Supporting Actor

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    A friend of mine wants to buy a screen and projector for around $3000. What are his choices?

    Thanks for the input and I'll relay to him.

    Best!
    Troy
     
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    Troy, you need to give more information than that. There are hundreds of projectors out there.
     
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    Let's see if i can narrow down a few things.
    A digital projector like DLP. A 16x9 screen fixed.

    looking for combo packages that come with the screen and projector if possible.

    Brands not an issue.

    HOpe this helps..
     
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    Troy, I would get the Infocus 4805, and don't pass it up if it doesn't come with a screen. You can make a screen very easily and cheaply. I made my 106" diagonal for about $40.00. Costco was running an in-store sale for $999 after rebate, but I don't know if it's still going. I have the Infocus X1 and I love it, and the 4805 is even better.
     
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    I would say something like the Panasonic AE700U or Sanyo Z3 along with a Da-Lite, Draper, or maybe Carada. I'm a big fan of the Da-Lite Video Spectra 1.5 material as it really helps when viewing w/ some ambient light but doesn't hurt the black levels. If you could live with a pull-down screen you could save alot of money (up to $500). You could also buy a pulldown and cut the screen material off and build your own fixed screen. This way you could get the screen materials like the Video Spectra 1.5 (which aren't easily reproducable w/ pure DIY) and still save alot by building your own frame. I currently have a 92" 16x9 Da-Lite Model B pulldown w/ Video Spectra 1.5 and I'll probably be building my own fixed frame for the material once I'm in a more longterm housing situation (out of college).
     
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    Thanks Guys for the input.
    I'll relay what's been offered to my co-worker.

    -Troy-
     
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    Another vote for the Panasonic AE700 + Carada. Remember he also has to buy cables and a ceiling mount.
     
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    Panasonic AE700, definitely.
     

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