what about optoma?

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  1. Shad R

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    Has anyone seen the optoma movietime? Does it compare to In-Focus's 4805? Or what about the new Sharp? Thanks.
     
  2. Chris Gerhard

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    There is a lengthy review of the Optoma Movietime at avsforums. It appears to me picture quality is comparable to the SP4805. Unless your budget won't allow it, I would recommend looking at 720p projectors and not 480p projectors.

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    Thanks. Are there any 720's for around $1300?
     
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    Sanyo Z3 is $1469 via pricegrabber, probably lower if you talk to actual salesmen.

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    Will the picture be as good as the other projectors mentioned though?
     
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    Z3 gets Awesome reviews for its price. Its LCD not DLP, you will have to decide if thats ok for you.

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=444559

    I bought the next generation competitor to the Z3, the Panasonic AE900u, after rebate its under $2k and I love it for a first PJ.

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    Sam,

    Where did you find the Panny for under $2K?
     
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    I got it for under $2200 from a local brick and mortar chain, pm me if you want details. It's only under $2k after the rebate. Plus now with the rebate you get 'up to' $300 in rentals from blockbuster.
     
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    I PM'ed you

    Thanks
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    Shad R

    you can get a Z2 from projectorpeople.com for $999 shipped which is a 720P projector

    you can also get an H31 which a 480P with screen from costco for 1249

    it's all a matter of what the viewer sees but based on my research the 480P H31 seems to be regarded better than the 720P sanyo especially for dvd's (my own primary interest)

    if you are going to watch the a lot of hi def and sports perhaps the Z2 is a better choice

    good luck!
     

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