ae300 or philips garbo

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  1. yamman

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    Hello,i am looking some advice on which pj to replace my tosh 42" projector tv.
    my room is only 10.5 ft long and i will be sitting 8.5 ft from screen.
    My local dealer recommends the philips garbo over the pany ae 300 but i feel with such a short room the pany would be a better choice (looking good balance between size of screen and picture quality).
    So, my questions are ...
    which would be a better choice and what size of screen would suit the room? (i will be looking for a fixed screen for better quality).
    p.s are these projectors easy to install for someone who knows the right end of a screwdriver to use?
    Any suggestions guys.
     
  2. Chris Frost

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    Both are good projectors but aimed at slightly different markets.

    The Garbo (and Garbo Matchline) needs about 2 x screen width for the throw distance. ie, 7ft screen needs 14ft throw. The Panasonic uses a shorter throw lens, something like 1.5 x screen width.

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  3. xander

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    I saw a Garbo in a shop today (first time I've ever seen one) and I must say that I was quite impressed. It's not as popular as the Z1, AE300, AE200 and X1, but should actually be. It gave a very decent picture at around 2m wide. The blacks are probably better on the AE300 though.
     

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