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Demo of CRT and LCD

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by voodooflux, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. voodooflux

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    Having finally (I think) sorted out all the building regulations that were getting in the way of my HC garage conversion, I'm starting to think about equipment again (after a good six months away from it all).

    I'm either looking to buy a reconditioned CRT or a new LCD, probably no more than £2000, but I'd really like to see demos of both. I saw some screenshots of the Panny AE200 recently, and thought it looked excellent for a 700 quid projector, but I'm guessing that I will be truly blown away if I see a CRT in action.

    Does anyone know where I could get a demo of examples of both kinds of unit, preferably someone near the Midlands (I'm just south of Birmingham).

    As an aside I'd like to use the projector with various games consoles - would this be prohibitive to choosing a CRT?

    Cheers
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    A digital PJ (LCD/DLP) may be more suitable for gaming etc..

    £2k will get you a decent LCD (even DLP) projector. In Ireland so can't be of any help with recommended demo locations.

    Other considerations too - size of CRT vs LCD/DLP, noise issues, throw ratios, maintainence etc...
     
  3. voodooflux

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    Cheers Kramer. I'm looking at a 12" throw onto a 6" wide screen, and ceiling mounting the projector somewhere above the seating position (and hopefully just forget it's there).

    Cheers
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    It's a shame that my projector is now knackered :(

    I live in Redditch too.
     
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    Hi GagHalfrunt

    Sorry to hear about your projector - what was it?

    Cheers
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    6ft wide screen will put the CRT about 9ft from the screen no other options fixed lenses I'm afraid.
     
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    Hi Roland

    Thanks - 9ft might be OK, I'm just wondering whether it would be a distraction being slightly ahead of the seating position.

    Cheers
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    It's a Sony 1271QM but I wouldn't let that put you off one.

    Unforunately I've ran out of money (getting married) so I have had to put the projector on hold for now :(

    I'd like to upgrade to a Barco D808s next time.
     
  9. voodooflux

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    The 1271 was one of the models I was considering - looking around it seems to be a popular choice in my price bracket.

    Yeah, the whole being married thing sure cuts a swathe through the finances - hope you manage to squirrel some away to pursue the Barco.

    Cheers
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    I'd offer you a visit to my house to have a look at a Seleco 350 (that's recently been set up by Chris Frost) in action, but my wife's going to go into labour any time now!
     
  12. voodooflux

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    No worries FatBoy, good luck with the new arrival (we're expecting our third in March - a Quake team in the making).

    Joust - cheers for that, got plenty to mull over now!
     
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    Hi Voodoo,

    I work in Birmingham, so if you wanted to look at doing a deal one night next week....Redditch is not that far away!!

    Joust
     

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