Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by KarlRobinson, Feb 4, 2002.
Anyone have any opinions of the best projector I can get for £6000 or less?
As a start take a look here:
Drop the list box down, scroll to the bottom and look at Projectors reviewed.
Karl we need abit more information about your set up
can you blackthe room out?
Secondhand or refubished
What equipment do you have already?
Have you seen any projectors in action yet?
Room has no light
Screen will be 100-110" diag
In a room of 20ft x 13ft
Have B&W Speakers, Yamaha AMP, REL Sub, Pioneer LD, Sony DVD.
Have looked at Greyhawk for a screen if I go for LCD.
Have seen Sony 11 on Greyhawk, looked good, on a white screen I was unhappy with blacks.
Would like better if poss.
I got a second hand Barco Graphics 808 CRT. It gives deep dark blacks with plenty of detail when driven by my Radeon equipped PC.
The advantages of the CRT are True Blacks, picture quality, tube life.
Dissadvantages are Size, permanent installation needs a scaller or HTPC to get the best from it.
If you don't want to upset partner then you may well need somethig smaller.
Further comment from Nicks post. If you want the best picture quality go for CRT. If you want compromise then go for a digital projector. I also have a BarcoGraphics 808s. I also got a 12 month warranty with it which is the same as you would get for a new projector. You should not be put off by the words secondhand or refurbished. If you buy from a reputable dealer then the bits that get worn i.e tubes and power supply are replaced with new anyway.
It honestly does not look that big on the ceiling, in fact my wife says that if we ever split up she will be keeping it
Agreed, once up it isn't too bad, a bit of a shock when I helped carry it in though £70-odd KG's and a metre long!
One good thing about Barcos is their build quality, they are commercial units and are made to last. Tubes will last upwards of 15,000 hours, mine is older than that and still looks great!
Even a smaller Barco would be good, the 708's are a lot smaller and will give great pictures with built in line doubling.
The main problem with all projectors is fan noise, if you watch a lot of quiet films it is a consideration. Roland at B4 is cirrently testing a fan mod that will go into all his Recons or retrofit to any other pj I believe.
Roland, hope you are well.
I'm still very happy with the BarcoData 808s you supplied and installed 2.5 months ago.
Can I ask how you are getting on with the fan mod testing? I'm looking for perfection!
I can't aford the bribes when you all do it.
the fan mod is coming on nicely and have been on soak for nearly a month with no problems the temperature inside is very slightly rasied but does not incease.
Rob I will give you a call a bit later. I need a local guinea pig
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