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£2k for an LCD - Any recommedations / advice

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by DVDPete, Feb 18, 2001.

  1. DVDPete

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    Hi guys,

    I am looking to buy an LCD projector for a permanant ceiling fixture to show both composite (or RGB) and S-video from Sky digital and DVD (PAL / NTSC).

    Can anyone offer advice or opinions on which model would perform the best.

    This is realy just for home use and the room will be in complete darkness when being used for home theatre.

    I have been considering the Sharp XVZ1E as this has a zoom lens as I will need to adjust the throw.

    Any advice, greatfully received.

    DVDPETE
     
  2. Stuart Wright

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    If the projector is to be fixed, have you not considered a s/h CRT? It would (most probably) look miles better.
     
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    I currently have a CRT Barco Data P/C which was made in 1986 - whilst great picture quality, it it huge as hell and not much better looking.

    I plan to install the LCD in a coving type surround behind a glass lens - I live in a bungalow and so can then vent the unit into the loft space for cooling.

    Also I am limited to my budget of approx £2k

    Cheers

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  4. lmccauley

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    You might want to look at the Sanyo PLV30 - see the thread entitled "All those seeing Gordon..........." for a couple of write-ups.

    Unfortunately, the zoom range isn't too great, so you might not be able to get the picture size you want from the position you specified. However, it is a very small unit.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers,
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    Thanks,

    Will check this out....

    Do you have any URLs or info on the Sanyo

    Cheers,

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    Actually, I do :).
    http://www.sanyo.co.jp/AV/CCM_e/products/project/PLV30.htm
    http://www.sanyo.de/english/productinfo/katalog0001/produkte/projektoren/PLV30.htm
    http://www.sanyo-projectors.co.uk/plv30.htm

    and this thread which is mainly about the PLV60, but does mention the 30: http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum10/HTML/004595.html

    It also seems to be sold as an Eiki VM1.

    I haven't seen any reviews yet. It'll be interesting to see what HCC say.

    I would definitely recommend an audition at StereoStereo in Glasgow - Gordon did a great job showing myself and my wife the Sanyo, Sony LCD, Sim2 DLP and a Sony CRT.

    HTH,
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  7. Jinxybbc

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    I would recommend a demo/2nd hand Sony vpl 400, lcd projector with a low or replaced bulb life. This has zoom lens, its ceiling mountable, and offers 16:9 ! ( surprisingly I have one ). I have seen these for about £2ooo....good luck Todd.

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