CRT size??

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Mr A, May 22, 2001.

  1. Mr A

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    Hello folks,

    I have been considering purchasing a second hand Barco 801s recently but due to its immense size the WAF is Nil. Plus it needs a room lonegr than 10' to get minimum screen size in. I had almost sorted all other issues such as how to connect to it etc, but am now back at square one.

    So does anyone know if there is such a thing as a small (ish) CRT. All comments welcome. I dont really want to have to go LCD as it will ultimately be more expensive.
     
  2. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    Short CRT's are about. The Ellie is pretty short. Barco 600's are short. Seleco's 400/450/420/500/800 are short and the Electrohome ECP3000/4000's are short. They do however hang down more than most so you may need a slightly higher ceiling.

    Sony 12XX series, NEC6/9 and XG's are larger 7" units. Slightly shorter than the Barco and more elegant looking.

    Hope this is some use.

    Gordon
     
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    i have the electrohome ecp4500 and set it up for a short time in the only space i had (befor taking over the living room). this room was only 9and a half feet and i still got a pretty good image out of it (aabout 6feet diag)

    as gordon said these projectors are quite tall compaired to others. and i would say would be better on the floor (so you don't hit it with your head).

    i have the dist calculator for the electrohomes if you whant to send me an e-mail i can get it to you .

    [email protected]

    hope this helps
    simon
     
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    the dist calculator is on it's way.

    i hope you find the best projector for you . the is no real alternative to a good projector in my opinion :D :D :D
     
  5. Arthur.S

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    How about D-Win? They've a rep for being small & silent.
     
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    Mr A,
    Arthur has a point. The Dwinn is a fantastic projector. Compared to my 808s its tiny. Its also virtually silent. I saw one is the USA around 6 months ago, really nice image.
    If your budget allows you might want to consider this.
    Eric
     
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    Thanks for the info, do you have links to pages about the Dwinn, is it available in UK?
     
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    Mr A,
    I dont think they have UK distribution yet, however, Alan Gouger over at www.avsforum.com is a Dwin dealer and can do them at a good price shipped to the UK. He has a salesman working there called Jason Turk.
    Due to their size and weight they would be a lot cheaper to ship than say a Barco 800 series.
    For info and specs on the Dwin crt,
    here is their link www.dwin.com

    Eric
     
  9. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    DWIN do have distribution in the UK. They are so effective at marketing that no-one in the UK knows this unless you contact DWIN direct and ask them.

    They are Absolute Sounds. The Hi-End audio distributor for all things Esoteric. Expect a big shock when you enquire about price and availability from official sources. Grey imports here we come.

    Gordon
     
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    Gordon,
    Wow, I dident know that. As you say, brilliant maketing.
    Anyway, Alan was doing these at around 10k usd (approx 7k pounds) even after adding 50% for shipping, duty and VAT it probably would still be a good deal. I nearly bought one but managed to track down my 808s (size was not an issue for me).

    best wishes
    Eric
     
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    I know you did not want to look at LCD because of the cost, but i have seen some good deals on here and on ebay.
    There is a Sony VPLW400 which i have just seen on ebay at £800,this is a great projector,i had one for 2 years before i got the HT.
    Rob
     

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