What do you think??

Discussion in 'Displays' started by AndyQ, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. AndyQ

    AndyQ Auditioning

    Dec 9, 2004
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    I just bought a projector, I got it for $600 USD. Apparently it only has 10 hours on the lamp, but I am curious to find out if I got a good projector, or if I could have did much better.... has anyone seen this model operate, and how does it look. In the theatre I am using,I can completely black out the room, and the throw distance will be 10-12 feet. The projector is a InFocus LP425z Projector.... Any advice can help, as I have always used a big screen tv before this.... OH, AND I ONLY USE THIS FOR WATCHING MOVIES.... DVDS!!!
  2. Jim Mcc

    Jim Mcc Producer

    Feb 11, 2004
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    Never heard of that one. Did you check Projectorcentral.com? Didn't you check into it before you bought it?
  3. AndyQ

    AndyQ Auditioning

    Dec 9, 2004
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    Yep, I checked out Projector Central, there seemed to be quite a few positive reviews. It only has 900 lumens, which was a concern to me, but I will be watching in a completely dark room anyhow.... Heres what the details are:

    MSRP (USD) : $ 3,499
    Brightness (Lumens) : 900 ANSI
    Contrast: ANSI:
    Full On/Off: 400:1
    Weight: 3.4 kg
    Size (cm) (HxWxD) : 9.9 x 22.9 x 30.5
    Throw Dist (m) : 1.5 - 9.1
    Image Size (cm) : 73.2 - 576.1
    Lens: Focus:
    Zoom: Manual
    Optional Lenses: No
    Digital Zoom: **
    Keystone Correction: Fixed
    Lens Shift: No
    Compatibility: HDTV:
    EDTV/480p: No
    SDTV/480i: **
    Component Video: **
    Video: Yes
    Digital Input: **
    Personal Computers: Yes
    Networking: Wired:
    Wireless: No
    Warranty: 2 Years
    Lamp: Type:
    270W Metal Halide
    Life: 1000 hours
    Quantity: 1
    Display: Type:
    0.9" DLP (1)
    Color Wheel Segs: **
    Color Wheel Speed: **
    Native: 800x600 Pixels
    Maximum: 1024x768 Pixels
    Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (SVGA)
    H-Sync Range: **
    V-Sync Range: **
    Pixel Clock: **
    Speakers: 2.5W Mono
    Max Power: 400W
    Voltage: 100V - 240V
    FCC Class: A
    Audible Noise: **
    Special: **
    Status: Out of Production
    First Ship: Sep 1999
    Last Ship: Aug 2001
  4. DaveGTP

    DaveGTP Cinematographer

    Jul 24, 2002
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    The contrast ratio is pretty bad (on par with a modern cheapy desktop LCD). Probably a 2x DLP wheel in it.

    You'd have been better off with an Infocus X1 for about $800, as they have a much higher contrast ratio (but they are hard to find now) - and the X1's bulb life is a lot longer (3,000 hours).

    But still, it's a cheap entry into the pj market. It should work fine for DVD watching. I'm puzzled where it says no 480p, though. That could be a problem... does it have an s-video input, component inputs, etc?

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