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Got my NEC VT45 setup! (Warning 56k'ers Pictures)

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by ShinObiWAN, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. ShinObiWAN

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    Finally got the projector today :)

    Took some setting up but after around 3 hours I'd got it just how I want it.

    Mounted the VT45 on an old 14" TV wall bracket ;) Recycling is always a good thing.

    Using it via a HTPC since the picture is terrible through the s-video and composite.

    Very pleased with the results for only a £400 projector and a £250 92" Dalite model B screen.

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    I've had to defocus the image slightly to help reduce screen door so that why the images look blurred but its a sacrifice I'm willing to make for now.

    After reading various threads I'm going to invest in Hoya HMC FL-Day filter to help the situation.

    Also using the projector in eco mode 2 so light output is around 700-800 ANSI lumens instead of 1000. But to be honest its only a slight brightness difference between the two, which I was surprised about. This increases the lamp life to a reasonable 2000hrs up from a shocking 1000hrs. Thing is its already got 561 hours on it, so a new lamp will be needed in the future.

    Can somebody tell me why even though its in eco2 it still only counts to 1000 but at a slower rate?


    But so far its surpassed all expectations.

    You really can't go wrong for £400.
     
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    Photos don't always tell the whole story with projected images, but those pictures look pretty good to me. :)

    Looks like you got a great deal that works well. I'm particularly impressed with the skin tones. NEC make great projectors don't they? :D

    Going HTPC is the best way if the pj doesn't have a decent scaler built in IMHO.

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    Cheers Gary.

    I'm happy with the performance bar the screendoor.

    If you take a look at the lion king picture in particular you can see it pretty easily (the background).

    But with regards to contrast, blacks and colour rendition its absolutely fine.
     
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    I had a VT440 for 18 months with similar results. It was only the move to a 28ft lounge that got me to change! HCPC is the way to go, though component in via VGA gave excellent results too.
     
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    Watched the Matrix Reloaded for about the fith time earlier today and just had to show you this shot of Carrie-Anne Moss.

    She is one ugly dog!

    Checkout the nose, hell the lips are even worse!

    Ugh! She truly is a poster child for the prevention of inbreeding.

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    Erm excuse my ignorance but what is screen door???
    is it the slight look of dotted lines in the rock face on the lion king pic!
     
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    Got it in one.

    If you imagine a very fine grid overlaid on the picture its about right.

    Sometimes its noticable but most of the time it isn't. I've found its worse on bright uniformly coloured backgrounds - like the rockface in the lion king or a sky etc.

    Its just something you have to learn to live with on the old budget projectors.

    Its certainly not detracting from my viewing pleasure yet but I know there are LCD projectors out there, such as the HS10 with no screendoor to speak of.
     
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    looks very nice to me! Id imagine, as you say, the door will onle be seen on animated types, so for uual viewing, it probably wont detract

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