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Dramatic price drop on the Domino 18

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by RTFM, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. RTFM

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    The price of a Domino 18 has dropped from £2850 to £2295. That's a saving of £555 which makes the projector very competitive on price with the Infocus Screenplay 5700. But the 5700 doesn't have: Remote zoom and focus, optical lens shift, 6000 hour lamp life, 3000hr of 1yr lamp warranty (whichever comes first) or its own forum :D

    Jeff :rtfm:
     
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    Good point - I'll have to create one.
     
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    Firstly Jeff the Domino 18 is a poor man’s Domino 20 poorer picture quality and does not benefit from the Sim2 high quality external finish.

    Yes the 5700 may not have some of the features you listed however it does benefit from a digital input.

    Secondly Jeff some time ago in response to a post regarding the pricing of the Sim2 domino 20H.You responded by saying: -

    "I was hoping this new Sim2 forum area that I started would be used for discussions on how to get the best performance and most enjoyment out of these superb Italian projectors"

    Perhaps you should practice what you preach.

    Foghorn

    Ps I do not own an Infocus product just thought I should even up the score.
     
  4. RTFM

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    Foghorn,

    Thankyou for your kind words.

    A Domino 18 and a Domino 20H fed with the same component signal will both give the same high quality image.


    Re. talk of pricing, I think the AVS Forum have got it right. ie. OK to mention RRP. but no mention of who and where does the cheapest. You can use Kelkoo or Pricerunner etc for that.

    The reduced price (RRP) will open up the market to a wider audience of customers who previously may not have been able to afford a Sim2 model.
    I see that as very positive.

    Jeff :rtfm:
     
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    Jeff,

    I hope you did not feel that my post was a bit aggressive, it was not meant to be.

    If I could work out how to add the smiley faces things, I could have lightened it up a bit.

    Back to the Domino 18, I think the thing that disappoints me a bit, are reading adverts and reviews that suggest that the Domino 18 is the same as a 20H without the hdmi connection. This is clearly not the case in order to keep costs down Sim2 had to make some modifications.

    I am sure the domino 18 produces a very good picture, however it will not produce the same quality as a domino 20H using the component connection.

    Foghorn
     
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    I'd like to believe that was true as I've got the original pre HDMI Domino 20 and it cost a lot more than a Domino 18 but from what I've been told it's pretty much the same thing.

    I'm sure Jeff or Alan will read this and explain the difference if there is one!
     
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    Can anyone quantify the picture differences at all.

    The 18 produces a great picture imo. Not seen the 20 however.

    Cheers.

    Cap :)
     
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    Cap

    the 18 and 20H share the same optics and DMD.

    The colour wheel in the 18 is larger and consequently is not as quiet as the 20H but they both display an outstanding image.

    I can happily sit down and watch a movie on either and thoroughly enjoy the experience.

    As an analogy, think BMW cars. Whether you owned a 3, 5, 7 series, you (I) would be happy to drive any of them. They are consistently good across the range.

    Jeff :rtfm:
     
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    Thanks Jeff,

    Out of interest, how much are you retailing the 18 at? Is this the hdmi less version?

    Thanks,

    Cap :)
     
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    Cap, the 18 retails at £2295. This PJ has analogue inputs only including computer.

    Sometimes we have dem units available at a good price. PM me if you wish to know more.

    Jeff :rtfm:
     
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    Thanks,

    Maybe interested pending resolution of my HS50 issue. However as in Bristol and have no car/transport unsure as to whether a remote purchase is ideal - re HS50 and nexnix. It costs me a lot of money to return a projector, though I am sure the Sim is in a different league.

    Does the price quoted include VAT and what are the colours? White and black??

    Thanks.

    Cap :)
     
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    Cap,

    Come and see us at next weeks Bristol Hi Fi show where we will have our entire range on show :thumbsup:

    Regards

    Alan Roser
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    Hi Alan

    Will both you and Jeff be there ?
     
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    Hi Alan

    Am going on the friday all day - so will look you up. Brilliant news!

    Are you selling products at the show?

    Thanks for the response.

    Captain Benefit.
     
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    I will be at the show for the three days - not sure if Jeff will be coming though.

    Will have some great demo's lined up across the range plus a number of our fellow exhibitors will be using our products for their displays.

    We will have three HD2+ equipped HT500's on show.

    I look forward to meeting you all, please make yourselves known to me, you can't miss me, I'm the big guy :D :D

    Regards

    Alan
     
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    what .....

    Tall ,

    wide,

    or both.

    ha ha ha :)

    Cheers Alan,

    Looking forward to it.

    Captain Benefit.
     
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    Er.....both actually :D :D :D
     

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