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Auditioning a DLP Projector

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by theendisnye, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. theendisnye

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    I am auditioning a DLP projector the infocus 5700 tomorrow (I need a long throw lens and it is one of the few arounnd) I haven't seen a projector before in use and wanted to know what I should be looking for (rainbows!!!) and what DVDs / scenes (or types of scenes) were the best to audition it with?

    Steve
     
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    I think if you are prone to rainbows you should see them straight away. I did not see them but did get eye strain after about 30 minutes of viewing.

    The best types of scenes imo that highlight the rainbows are white writing with a dark background.

    You should also take any family members with you if they too are going to be watching the pj. I would though just take your favourite films (or selection) and if they are fine then just purchase and enjoy.

    I dont know how new the 5700 pj is but with the newer ones i.e 4805 onwards i havent had any problems at all with DLP, no rainbows or eyestrain.
     
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    Hi

    I am looking for a projector in that same price range.

    I have my eye on the Optoma H57 - similar spec to the 5700 - same resolution. The Optoma H57 has (on paper) a higher contrast level. It is also cheaper at £1799.

    I am waiting to view one.

    I am shortly due to view a 4805 & 5700 to compare to my Sanyo Z1.

    I took the Z1 to a demo of the Sony Hs50 and that projector was not the step up I was expecting. So I`m going to look at other projectors up to £2.5k.

    Just food for thought !
     
  5. theendisnye

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    The Optoma H57 doesn't have the level of throw I was after for a 100" screen (from 17') unless there is a different lens available - which I haven't found.

    Steve
     
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    There is an additional long distance lens you can get, I believe it's about £350, i'm trying to find some more spec for you
     
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    Many thanks

    Steve
     

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