Cheapest 16:9 panel DLP p/j?

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  1. reefer

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    As the title says...

    Is the illusive Piano the cheapest DLP 16:9 DLP p/j? or are there any others. Want to feed DVD via a HCPC, so that rules the Piano out.

    Was considering the Panny AE100, but seriously gone off it. Now fancy spending a little more for a DLP, even if I can see rainbows I`d rather have that than all the lcd downsides instead.

    If i buy a 4:3 XGA DLP and feed via the HCPC then this should realise the best performance.

    Any comments welcome.
     
  2. (GTV)Chris

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    Hi M8

    Only go for a DLP you have demo'd.
    I demo'd the Optoma 753 and thought the contrast ratio was fab. But the rainbows seriously damaged my enjoyment of the movie.
    I saved half my cash by going LCD and although the contrast is not as good I find it more pleasurable to view :)

    Chris
     
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    Chris is right about rainbows - some people who see the rainbows suffer headaches when viewing for prolonged periods, so do try to demo if you can.

    If you don't suffer, then using an htpc and a 4:3 pj is a good way to start.

    My pj (Davis DLS8) is only 800 x 600 and gives an excellent picture. Plus do two pjs other than the Piano - the V-807 and the V-1080 se this thread:

    http://www.avforums.com/frame.html?http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=36967

    The only posible problem areas (for me anyway) are the lack of zoom and them not being ceiling mountable.

    I guess the zoom isn't an issue if you manage to get the pj in the perfect position. I just bunged mine on the ceiling and zoomed to fit onto the screen.

    Gary.
     
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    Have a look at the Sahara S3600, DLP

    1024x768, good contrast ration, excelent resalution, 4000 hrs bulb life, tiny and quiet.......

    and even better.....only £2290, including VAT. !!!!
     

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