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Emp 74 Xga or INFOCUS X1 ?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by jjcool, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. jjcool

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    thinking about buying one of these projectors,


    a Epson Emp 74 Xga Projector, still sealed in box £550 off a guy,
    High Brightness Mode 2000 ANSI lumens
    Low Brightness Mode 1500 ANSI lumens
    contrast 500:1

    is this a good price also is this a good projector?

    or i was thinking of buying the INFOCUS X1
    Brightness (Lumens) : 1100 ANSI
    Contrast: ANSI: **
    Full On/Off: 2000:1

    or Panasonic PT-AE 200
    Lumen 700
    contrast 700:1



    whats the best out of the 3 ?

    need some advice before buying if the Epson Emp 74 or INFOCUS X1 or Panasonic PT-AE 200
    which is best? sorry im new to projectors,
    hope someone can advize,

    thanks
     
  2. Crustyloafer

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    Personally speaking I would always buy the one with the highest contrast ratio providing all other specs are fairly similar.
     
  3. jjcool

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    so i guess the INFOCUS X1 is the highest contrast ?

    i cant find the Contrast: ANSI: ** rateing on this projector
    only Full On/Off: 2000:1 whats ever that means?

    does this mean its higher than the rest?
     
  4. commander-vimes

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    ive just purchased an emp 74 off ebay specifically because it is an xga native resolution,tried a sony es vpl1 vga(800x600) and screen door was quite visible, projector has high lumen output even in theater mode, and a relatively long life bulb and after some checking bulbs can be aquired for £175 if you look in the right places instead of £350 ish i reviewed hundreds of pj,s before deciding on that one and decided dlp was not for me with the rainbow effect, it gives me blinding head ache and i can live with the 500:1 contrast ratio which appears to be very good for an lcd pj ...going to experiment with white, silvered and grey vinyl from a sign shop stuck to a 7ft wide blackout roller blind, believe a mat grey vinyl may give best picture......jf
     
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    by the way thanks to av forums for invaluable reading matter, your all stars in my book....jf:smashin:
     

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