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Is your pj lcd or dlp

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by fallwood, Sep 9, 2005.

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  1. LCD 1000 to 1700

    32 vote(s)
    39.5%
  2. DLP 1000 to 1700

    10 vote(s)
    12.3%
  3. LCD under 1000

    23 vote(s)
    28.4%
  4. DLP under 1000

    16 vote(s)
    19.8%
  1. fallwood

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    Lets have it out then, what did you buy dlp or lcd. This poll is aimed at machines that cost around the 1700 quid mark and under (what you actually paid not rrp). As this is a fairly common budget for a lot of people it should give a good indication as to where the moneys being spent.
     
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    I'd be surprised if DLP didn't have the lion's share of the current market, fuelled mainly by DLP's being so much better than the old crop of LCD machines and that situation being perpertuated by the majority of the AV magazines and the B&M retailers (to this day).

    I'd guess that this poll will tell a different story, people who bother to look into the technology will find there is a very viable alternative now, hence the balance will be more even.

    At the risk of repeating myself, we need at least 2 viable alternatives in any price range to keep things competitive...PJ :)
     
  3. GrahamC

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    Doh. Just voided your poll, selected the wrong one :rolleyes: should have been LCD 1000-1700 sorry about that.
     
  4. fallwood

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    Cmon people, 79 views and only a handfull of votes.
     
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    I went for DLP under a grand. It just happened to be a DLP PJ that had the specs to suit my needs and budget.
     
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    voted LCD 1000-1700 :)
     
  7. fallwood

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    what did u vote for.
     
  8. fallwood

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    Thats exactly what I want to find out, which technology best fits your spec and budget. This is by no means meant to be a dlp vs lcd poll but more of an insight into which technology people are finding most suitable for their needs/budget.
     
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    I know a friend whos bought 4 LCD PJs in the last few years ;) does this count as 4 votes Fallwood! :hiya:
     
  10. Gary Lightfoot

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    DLP tends to have more users at the high end, especially as there are more LCD models available at the under £1700 end, so I wouldn't be surprised to see LCD win this particular poll. I can't vote in it as mine was above the the top limit.

    Gary.
     
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    Very true, anyone looking for a HD DLP in this price range will have a stunning choice of... one, I think...PJ :)
     
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    LOL , it should do really but seeing as I cant vote more than once ill have to do with the one.
     
  13. fallwood

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    I think this is the price range that will make home cinema appealing to the masses, obviously if you can afford to spend more then you will go for something more upmarket. For the majority spending 1500 will be quite enough , you have to compare technologies pound for pound which is why I set the price tag in this range. Just out of interest which pj did you buy and what did it cost.
     
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    Seems close but LCD has the edge in this poll.

    I wonder if this is due to "Rainbow Terror"

    :D
     
  15. Gary Lightfoot

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    I doubt it's due to rainbows. As predicted earlier, it's more likely due to the fact there aren't many DLPs under £1700 compared to LCDs, and currently there is only one DLP that is in that price range with 720 resolution and that's a very recent model (only been available for about 3 months). It really cuts down the choices of DLP overall.

    If there was a DLP or LCD poll, even then I don't know if there would be a bigger difference because as Fallwood has said, £1500 is probably a budgetry restriction for many so again, so LCD would give more choices and more sales IMHO (judging by the posts on this forum at least).

    I believe that those with a bigger budget for a projector would have chosen DLP though (except those who see rainbows of course). Mind you, with the likes of the Sony Ruby, HS60 and TW100 this could all change. :)

    With many 9" CRT owners having moved to the Qualia or HD2K, and the Ruby is said to be very similar in performance to the Qualia (and with more CR), I can see the Ruby being very stiff competition for other devices in that price range and more CRT owners being tempted over from the dark side. :)

    Gary.
     
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    I think the cost difference of LCD V DLP will let LCD win this one....I think the majority of people tend to settle for a m/c in the region of £1500 you can get a very good LCD projector for this which is also more flexible when considering room size.
    I viewed a good few projectors before deciding on DLP but it cost me quite a bit more dosh, worth it in my opinion.
     
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    Didn't vote. LCD - more than GBP1700.
     
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    Well I think that must be all the votes by now. Very interesting I honestly didnt think that there would be much difference but with lcd taking 2/3 of the votes its a larger percentage than I thought. At this moment in time it seems that lcd has the budget market well in hand, I can only hope that the dlp manufacturers will start to release more models that will appeal to people in this budget range (hi-def, no/reduced rainbows), at the moment if you want hi-def you dont really have much choice as far as dlp is concerned.
     

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