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Best Short focal lens Projectors under 1600?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by PC_112, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. PC_112

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    Hello,

    Can you suggest some good LCD or DLP projector bellow 1600 pounds with short focal lens (I should be able to get at least 92" image from 3 meters throw distance)

    I believe the Panasonic AE700E is one. Any others?
     
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    There's probably several that will fit your requirements, many sites have projection distance calcs eg the projectorpoint.co.uk site.
    I throw 83" from approx 2.5m with the Hitachi PJTX100 so that will be an option I think...PJ
     
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    We project a Sony HS50 onto a 92" screen from just under 3 metres - works fine, :thumbsup:
     
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    If you are also looking at DLP, the Themescene H30A is a great projector (currently £995) and should meet your requirements.
     
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    Thanks!

    Between AE700E, Sony HS50, Sanyo Z3, and Hitachi PJTX100 which one is best for my needs?
     
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    So what are your needs? :D
     
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    :oops:

    Well, apart from short throw (the bigger picture the better) I will use it in a room that I will be able to control the light and keep it quite dark. I will mount it on the ceiling.

    I will watch DVDs, some documentaries and movies on TV and play X-box.
     
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    Can you mount centrally? Z3 has a v good lens shift and can be had for under £1000 I believe now.
     
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    HS50 also is a very flexible projector and will throw a fractionally bigger picture at a given distance than the Z3 or AE700 (not sure on the TX)
     
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    Short Throw = More ( we call it in Germany "Fliegengitter", hm how to translate this... ) pixel raster ( :confused: ) is visible. On the Panasonic PTAE700 this effect is reduced to a minimum :).
     
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    No I can't. I will mount it on the ceiling. I think I wouldn't mind if the image is a bit high thought. Or should i?
     

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