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  1. Chad Isaacs

    Chad Isaacs Supporting Actor

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    I am looking to get into a lcd projector.I am wondering if there are any sites that have a side by side comparison picture,one side dlp,crt and lcd.or if somone could post a link to some screen shots.
    i only know of one store around indy that has a fp setup,i am not sure what kind it is as i have not been there for a while and did not pay attention(good drive away)
    thanks!
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  2. Jim Robbins

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    Chad,
    I feel for you. Front projectors are hard to find. I don't think you'll find digital pictures a good way to compare projectors (they make grey look black). I was lucky to have some projectors at work and had seen the Sony 10 and Sharp 100 at a local store. I was bothered by the visible pixels on LCD projectors with the exception of the Sony. The Black level's were also not that great. I also compared the NEC540 which is better than most LCD's in black level, but I still see the pixels way back from the screen. I finally decided on a Infocus 340. Even through it's 800x600, the image looks better due to lack of visable pixels. Also DLP projectors due not have the green fog that LCD's are prone to have. They also have few if any defective pixels.
    The bottom line is you have to see them because like speakers, everyone hears them different.
     
  3. Steve B

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    Chad,
    Your best bet is to find people on this forum who live close to you and see their set ups.
    Steve
     
  4. Greg Risley

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    You might check with some of the A/V presentation equipment rental places around town. Just check your phone book under Audio, (it's right after the 300 pages of attorneys). These places sometimes have locations where you can go buy and compare what they have on hand. Just givem a call.
    Greg
     
  5. Chad Isaacs

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    Thanks for the tips!
    I have probably 10 months before I can buy so hopfully I can find a few places to check some out.
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  6. TimG

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    As far as screen shots go, there aren't any I have found that do a direct comparison, but here are several that have screen shots on their websites.
    CRT: http://www.webspawner.com/users/digicel3/
    http://content.communities.msn.co.uk...ema&ID_Topic=4
    http://www.geretheater.homestead.com/screenshots.html
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/uub/...ML/036131.html
    LCD:
    http://home.att.net/~rfowkes1/HT.html
    http://www15.brinkster.com/tbley1/default3.htm
    http://www3.sympatico.ca/chrmenard/theater.htm
    http://www.geocities.com/dhummm/
    And here is a good example of what can be done in a basement home theatre. http://www.brucetaylor.com/
    Hope this helps.
    Tim
     
  7. Chad Isaacs

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    Thanks Tim.Based on the screen shots,and I know I need to see some in person first,I think I like the look of the lcd over crt.
    As for a basement theater,I have been in Patrick Bennetts theater
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  8. Avery C

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    I cannot give you a direct comparison, but my screen shots are from a relatively inexpensive Sony VPL-CS1 LCD projector. It may give you a starting point.
    Avery
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  9. Seth Paxton

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    Chad, if you want I suppose we could skip waiting for a meet and you could check out my setup. Sony W400Q LCD projector. The bulb is +1000 hours and I can sorta tell, but still it's something.
    What does Patrick have?
     

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