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First projector advice

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by mitor, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. mitor

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    Hi!

    Just decided to get rid of my pioneer 43hde plasma, and go down the projector route..

    It has to be high-def and will be connected to an x-box and denon 2910

    I'm tempted by the panasonic ae700, but would I be better buying something like the benq 8700 (a high def dlp) instead.

    I really don't like chicken wire on the screen, just how good is the panny and would I see a thousand pounds worth of improvement with a dlp?

    Any advice gratefully recieved
     
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    Find somewhere to take a look at a DLP machine to see if you suffer with the "rainbow effect". With a high speed, 6 or 7 segment colour wheel it shouldn't be a problem but it can be for a very small number of people.

    If you do see the effect then your choice is narrowed down to LCD projectors, with the 700 and the Sanyo PLV-Z3 be considered the pick of the crop. If you don't see it then DLP has some noticeable benefits with contrast ratio. If you can stretch to it, the Sharp XV-Z2000 is marginally better than the BenQ.
     
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    Thanks, don't suffer from the raibow effect, but don't know where to try an lcd projecter.

    Still, thanks for the advice, might try to get a good price on a dlp...
     

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