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Does anyone know who sells the Panasonic 3 Chip DLPs?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by EvilMudge, Feb 28, 2003.

  1. EvilMudge

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    As above.
    Specifically the PTD75/7600 models.

    Thanks if you can help.
     
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    Thanks Gordon.

    I've found one retailer in the whole of europe (Italy to be specific) who carried these units - the cheaper of the two being about £12,000 - which makes it a serious alternative to CRT.

    Please don't make it a priority though.
     
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    Mark,

    I saw one at CES. It was dire. Not remotely black and artifacts all over the image. I'd guess with a neutral density filter and an off board video processor it might be worth looking at....but I also seem to remember it was noisy.....

    I'll ask around anyway.

    Gordon
     
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    Gordon,
    PQ isn't the main requirement, good light output and low maintenance requirements are.

    It's for a small Victorian era hospital ward - not the kind of conditions which CRT would work too well in!
     
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    EvilMudge

    Funnily enough I was talking about these units with my man from Panasonic Business Systems yesterday - I think he's maybe hoping there's a few Home Theatre sales in this model!!!

    These units are both so new to the UK that my Panasonic area reps demo unit has still to arrive - he's hoping to get one pretty soon! (possibly even next week).

    The PTD7500 - XGA/5000L - expect to pay around £11.5K ex vat. ex lens.

    The PTD7600 - SXGA/6000L - expect to pay around £14K ex vat. ex lens.

    There are a few lens options with this unit - one of which is a lens that's designed to optimise video sources; it takes the 600:1 contrast up to 1000:1 - though reduces the light output by 1000 lumens. The cost for a lens is around £2K ex vat.

    I'll have a PDF on the DLP projectors over this weekend - drop me a line if you want a copy. (I now have the PDF).

    Best regards

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    Joe,
    If you could shoot me a copy by e-mail that would be great.

    I'd love to see one of these things in a home install, but from what Gordon was saying the performance is not quite up to CRT at the price - though CRT needs far more maintenance supposedly.

    Are there any LCD alternatives with this kind of light output?
     
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    Hello Mark

    Setting aside light output and cost for a minute the BIG selling point with these projectors is the Dust Free sealed optics system - if you want low maintenance then this is a major plus point.

    We have installed quite a few of the PT-L6500 and PT-L6600 (3600 ANSI) LCD projectors and in a dusty environment you do have to keep to a regular cleaning schedule.

    The boys at Panasonic Business Systems UK that have seen this new DLP projector were singing its praises - though they are possibly not as critical as Gordon!

    Best regards

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