Help! Im confused

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  1. david_wb

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    I have borrowed a projector from work Hitachi CP-X275WAT and got into watching movies in my flat. Now I want to buy one. I have done some research into spec etc but im confused about which model I should go for.

    My budget is £400 max! Which is much less than the model I had a loan of.

    The main use will be watching movies via an ibook G4 laptop.

    Is it important to go for a home cinema model ie 16:9 854 x 480 resolution or just get an 800x600 4:3 that is 16:9 compatible?
    There are loads to choose from all around £400.

    I read a review of the Benq X100 stating it was the best for the sub £500 market, it also stated that it is not a true 16:9 c/net.co.uk

    Basically if you were in my position what model would you buy??????
     
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    BenQ W100 or if I could find one then an Infocus IN72

    Apart from that look in the classified forum here. A TX200 went for £450 the other day with 200 hours on the bulb and a free screen :eek:

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    Stay away from 4:3. Even if they have 16:9 mode, they usually don't make use of anamorphic pictures. The DVD player/computer has to be set to 4:3.

    I got my W100 from Technoworld for £397 (inc next day delivery). It is gone up to 416 now. It is still the cheapest.

    http://www.technoworld.com/productdisplay.asp?ProductID=34354

    The IN72 is here and I can recommend them for £499. I have never seen it for £400.

    They are both excellent projectors but I don't think the IN72 is worth the extra £100. The In72 picture is darker and does have slightly better blacks (probably due to the dark chip DLP). This is only apparant on dark scenes, otherwise both the In72 and W100 are similar in quality.

    http://www.creative-audio.co.uk/SPIN72.htm
     
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    You're a good man Anim. Once again good advice from you.

    I'd personally go for the BenQ W100 as it's a bit quieter and they have a excellent swap out service if anything should go wrong.

    I've also found that the source can make all the difference in the world. Feed any reasonable projector a good quality progressive source and the image is just spectacular.


     
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    The W100 is extremely quiet and it hardly makes a noise when cooling down.
     
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    Bargain. It is £426.75 including postage. There are none in stock atm though.
     
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    Thanks for all your help! I went for the deal you talked about, they do seem to have them in stock so its a quality bargain.

    Thanks Davidhttp://www.avforums.com/forums/images/smilies/luxhello.gif
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