Better HD72i Deal Than This?

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  1. joust

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    All,

    Deal from Benji and co.: http://www.discounttv.co.uk/product/Themescene_HD72_Projector_Hot_Deal.html is there a better deal on the market than this? I am looking for a new projector, but don't need to buy just yet (I could wait until sometime in January), but this may be such a good deal. I'm not looking to go 1080 just yet, have demo'd a HD70 and an IN76 (76 just seemed to have better shadow detail, maybe it was the brightness, didn't think it was £700 better though). Don't really need a new screen, and am unlikely to ever use the bulb to need a new one (generally on;y put around 150hrs on a bulb per year).

    So are there any better deals, or would I be better with another projector?

    Cheers

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    The reason that the 72i is coming down in price is that 73 is due out in January, which will be released at the same msrp as the 72i (c.£1,500).

    Steve W
     
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    Well I have been looking at these guys for a while now http://www.creative-audio.co.uk/0_PROJECTOR.htm as I do need a screen, but have not broke it down to see if its worth it yet. Also I would like to make an appointment with them for a viewing and compare it against the infocus, and maybe wave cash in front of them for a better price (here`s hoping ). I did come across that before Joust at discounttv but was a bit confused as it is marked up as the 72 not 72i maybe I got it wrong.
     
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    Just to confirm the units are HD72i's

    Don't need the screen? Just ebay it for £140!:)

    HD72i for £1000 with a free bulb? :eek:
     
  5. joust

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    Hi Benji,

    Thanks for the reply. I was all set to press the 'order button' until I just did a last minute check on the installation. Aaaarrrggghhh!!!!!!! It won't work in my lounge - I have a 140cm drop from my ceiling to the top of my centre speaker. I have about a 3.3m throw (and this will give a 203cm wide image[just]), but however, at this distance the lower part of the image will be 147-157cm below the centre line of the lens (and thats not taking into account how much lower the PJ will be from the ceiling) :thumbsdow

    So now back to the drawing board - I have checked the HD70 specs, the installation angles are worse than the 72:eek: The IN76 is just too expensive (unless you can get somewhere near the 72 deal with that :devil: ), so am I stuck with a Panny AX100?

    Cheers

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    from the reviews being stuck with a Panny AX100 isnt really a bad thing. not sure how good the blacks are thou on this LCD PJ

    Best of luck mate !
     
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    I sympathise! :)

    But the good news is you still have the awesome AX100, TX300 and (although we don't stock it, I have heard good things, Sanyo Z5) to choose from.

    Admittedly the lack of lens shift on recent budget optomas has caused some issues for us!
     

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