Used Sharp DT-200 ($850) or new Infocus X1 ($900)?

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  1. Jefe Noche

    Jefe Noche Stunt Coordinator

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    The Sharp PJ is a year old and has 240 hrs on it.

    Does it come down to less likelyhood of rainbows vs having a new PJ (under warranty)?

    What would you do?
     
  2. Brian Fellmeth

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    Since you asked, I would cough up an extra $600 and get an IF 4805 which has no rainbows (reported yet anyway) and a warrenty.
     
  3. Max Leung

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    The Sharp DT-200 is an excellent projector. 5x color wheel, so rainbows are rare (if you are susceptible). Supposedly it has better colors, has quieter fans, and overall better built. Lots of tweaking options. It's a 6 segment color wheel, so it will be less bright than the X1, but contrast will be much higher and the picture should be much better than the X1.

    The X1 and DT-200 have the same resolution, 800x600. However, be aware that the X1 has a short throw which is good for small rooms, but the DT-200 has a long throw. Go to www.projectorcentral.com and check out the projector throw calculators for each of them.

    I don't see why the DT-200 isn't covered by warranty...is it not transferrable?

    The IF 4805 MIGHT have a slower color wheel (4x?) than the DT-200. If so, then there will be fewer rainbows with the DT-200.

    Personally, I would go for a DLP projector with a faster color wheel, but than again many many people are pleased with the X1.

    I assume you already demoed each projector? I haven't seen an X1, but I have seen a Sharp DT-200, an NEC LT240K, an NEC HT1000, and a Sharp Z12000. They are all great projectors - and a DT-200 at $850 is a STEAL.
     
  4. Jefe Noche

    Jefe Noche Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the reply Max. I am picking up the DT-200 in a couple of days. It is a short throw projector. The long throw version is the XV-Z90U.

    I saw the actual projector in action, and that is all it took [​IMG] .
     
  5. Max Leung

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    Ah. I must have confused the DT-300 (long throw) with the DT-200 (short throw). Yep, sharp switched the throws of the DT-300 with the XV-Z200U. Uh. I think.

    Have fun anyways. [​IMG]
     

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