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Infocus 5700 or Sony HS-20?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by sapkan, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. sapkan

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    I have narrowed my serach down to those two. My question is which is the better projector (gives better picture) and are there any major drawbacks to either? one is DLP and the other LCD- dunno what this means is it important?
    :lease: help
     
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    Well, personally I would go HS20 and did BTW.

    Here's what I found when investigating the projector market.

    The HS20 has a far higher resolution than the 5700, 1386x788 vs 1024x578. It also has visably less screen door than 5700 due to its high resolution, is quieter and brighter along with a HDMI interface.

    The HS20 is around £700 cheaper if you shop around

    Now for the flip side of the coin

    The 5700 has better blacks, visably higher contrast, smaller and more portable, shorter throw lens, better remote.
     
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    They also said that the Panny AE500 beats the HS20 when it comes to picture and overall ranking.

    Whilst I haven't seen the TX100, I did demo the AE500 alongside the HS20 just a week ago and it was clear to my eyes which was the better projector and not by a tiny margin, the difference was clear for both of us. The HS20 won and I'm expecting delivery of ours tommorow. So clearly its a case of opinion again and reviews mean nothing at the end of the day, indeed what I'm writing here has little weight. You need to get out and demo your choices side by side as I did and then you will see the differences.

    Would be interested to see the Hitachi though, looks like a cracking projector for the money.
     
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    ................ the most often given (and best) advice when choosing a projector.

    Sean G.
     
  6. sapkan

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    why does everyone bang on about LCD being inferior to DLP? how so? would not this tip the scales in 5700's favour?
     
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    DLP gives truer blacks and better contrast than LCD = better picture.
     

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