Setting up new HT and i REALLY need advice!!!!!

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  1. Tom Martin

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    ok, below are 3 units i'm considering getting. does anyone have any experience or info on any of them? also, for the projector, how would i make the cables(component and S) reach from the dvd and satellite box to the unit that's going to be about 30 ft away? and is the size of the image from the projector fixed or can i expand it regardless of distance? also, how big do you figure the image would be from about 30 ft away? thanaks for any info you guys, and girls of course!

    http://www.viewsonic.com/products/projectors/pj501/

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....6&type=product

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....6&type=product
     
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    Need more info,
    How big is your room?
    Is it light controlled?
    Where will people be sitting in relation to the screen?
    How much do you have to spend?
    What type of viewing..DVD, HD, SD, Games??
    What equipment do you have already?
    Vb
     
  3. Tom Martin

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    room is about 50x25
    ceiling goes to about 20-25ft high
    lighting is controlled
    we sit right in front of the screen bout 20-25 ft away
    i have a few thousand to spend
    we watch mainly DVDs
    my dvd player is the denon 910
     
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    Ok, then I'd get a projector.
    The Mits RP is too small for that size room.
    I suggest looking at:
    BenQ 6200
    Infocus 5700
    NEC HT 1100
    for starters.
    Vb
     
  5. Tom Martin

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    from the very small amount of research i've done on projectors so far, am i right in seeing that some project only fullframe and not widescreen?
     
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    Not exactly. There are those taht display a DVD in it's native 16:9 format. All that I suggested will do that.
    Vb
     
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    great! but what about the 3 things that i listed?
     
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    The pj says it will do 16x9 in the spec sheet, the Mits you listed twice,[​IMG] says the same.
    You can get cables in any length, but be aware, the longer they are, you may experience signal degrdation.
    The size of the picture will be too large to watch, if the pj is 30 ft from the screen in your space. I'm not saying you couldn't do it with the size space you have, but that pj will look terrible with a pictuce larger than 100". You could always look at better pj's if you want a larger picture.
    I suggest a 100" Da-Lite Hi power screen, or some such animal, and try to keep the pj within 10-12ft of the screen. The spec sheet says you'll get a picture size of 30"-300" (measured diagonally) with the pj being from 2.3' - 29.5' (.7m-9m) away form the screen

    The size of the picture is not fixed, it has a zoom feature.
    The spec sheet says it's 1.2 zoom, so you have some latitude is picture adustment.
    Forget the Mits RPTV. It's too small!!!
    VB
     
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    thanx for the info, BUT one TV is a Philips! :b
     
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    Ya know..I click on the links you posted..and then....they are edited after I answered your first post.
    Now, with the added URL, 2 of the addy's are the same!!!
    What do you want??
    Ask your questions?? Do not change them, so I look like I do not know what I'm talking about!!
    Vb
     
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    Thanks John, but if I use your link, I see the same page pop up as: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...06&type=product

    What's the difference, and how does that answer the original posters quwestion??
    John S, thanks for trying, but this guy edited his post. The way it's worded now, is not whatI answered.
    I have no clue what he wants now!!!
    Can you show me what he means by..
    "one TV is a Philips"???!!!
    The addy's both come up Mits on my puter.
    vb
     
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    This is the set, I think he is referring to.

    Philips 55" Widescreen HD-Ready Rear-Projection TV w/ DVI Input & 2-Tuner PIP

    Model: 55PW9363



    Editing posts probably isn't always the best thing to do.. lol

    Price grabber shows some great deals on that model Philips...

    http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_g...ode=googlegfel
     
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    I really do think of all the large CRT RPTV's out there that can be had "cheap" Philips is way the best of them.

    As I said, the Mitsu at only $200 to $300 difference is absolutely the way to go.

    Now $1250 -vs- $1900 and well, I'd get the Philips hands down, and I did, only a 60". DVI on this one too, HDCP, way cool at $1250, almost no trade offs from the Mitsu functionality wise. Large CRT Philips owners seldom ever complain about picture quality, and generally have high praise for them.
     
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    Thanks JohnS, I appreciate your concientous effort here, but since this guy edited his first post, I have no idea what he's talking about anymore, since he mentions an FP system in his first post, and I've already said..
    "Forget the RPTV" for the space he indicated.
    25 ft away from the screen!!!!
    It will be tooooooooooooooooooooooo small.
    Vb
     
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    hey, i had to edit my post so i could go back and get the links, PLUS i said "hold on a minute" while i was editing! now, i just wanted opinions between the viewsonic projector and the philips and mitsubishi tv. yes, one link is for a philips, dunno why you get a mitsu, though. sorry bout all that!
     

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