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New LG 'Flat' DLP Projector

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by squibbly, Jul 11, 2005.

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    Wow. Sounds great.

     
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    Even looks good.


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    Stick an LCD screen in that empty space, you wouldn't know whether to put it infront of you or behind.

    Should be high in the WAF stakes, looks like they are trying to make it very flexible to locate. Two dimensional keystone can't be good for PQ though.

    Nice idea nonetheless...PJ :)
     
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    There must be a 90 degree mirror in there attached to the lens, as there's a reference to the zoom adjustment moving the lens left and right not in and out.

    Has anyone found any more tech specs on the unit, like input connections, lamp life, etc ?
     
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    Ok, found a much more detailed article on this now. I only have it in hard copy but can scan it if someone has some webspace on which to host it?
     
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    Ok, hopefully this works:

    [​IMG]

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    £1,999 :eek:

    Not exactly cheap is it.
     
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    For what it is I would say £2K is pretty cheap, I know my wife would prefer something like that to the current style of PJ hanging from the roof

    The real question will it be any good any good? and why just a 15 x 9 widescreen?
     
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    Has anyone ever considered mounting vertically with a mirror? That would be flatter almost exactly the same as this, wouldn't it? With FP RP flipping, and ceiling/desk mounting, there'd be no problem getting the image the right way around. What would the issues be with heat, though. I haven't permanently mounted mine yet... Hmmm.. I suppose I'd need a front silvered mirror, but are they hard to get hold of?
     
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    Looks like a Gatso to me. I'll pass.
     
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    Most PJ's are designed to lie horizontally.

    I think the Z2 can lie upright....
     
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    Very interesting piece randall, thanks.

    I think it's a great idea. I hate to admit it, but having a 'conventional' projector on the back wall is not the best-looking solution (though my missus has been very forgiving with that part). See my setup (BenQ PE8700):
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    On the other hand, this LG would look more or less like this (sorry about the crappy Microsoft Paint Job):
    [​IMG]

    If additionally it is so quiet (25dB), and the picture is good, what's not to like about it?

    With regard to the catalog price, it's very similar to that of, for instance, the BenQ PE7700 (disregarding discounts).
     
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    Great piccies Grubert. I wonder if you can customize the facia.

    That would be great if you could.
     
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    If you look at the right-hand picture of the first scan put up by randallnhopkirk, you'll see they have mauve, ochre and silver ones on display as well as black and white, so they're obviously considering the idea.
     
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    Nokia-style "Xpress on" covers for your projector - whatever next? Anyone for neon strip lighting decorating your surround speakers? It could pulsate in time to the soundtrack..

    I feel a need to open a Halfords Home Cinema Concession. Somebody stop me going crazeeee! :suicide:
     
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    I have to agree. I think as with all new ideas it takes a little getting used to, but I have to wonder if it's the shape of things to come. Getting cables to a wall mount unit is tough, but not so bad if your walls are plasterboard.

    Personally I'll be down the shops in September to do some tyre kicking.
     
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    Be careful! According to the article the sales staff are going to wield 'a sharp stick to pitch out the tyre kickers if they overstay their welcome.' :eek:
     
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    I guess they have to sort out the serious punters from the timewasters, like anyone who sells desirable expensive kit. Mind you, there's nothing so aggravating as a sales droid who looks down their nose at you when you're trying to get the info you need to spend serious money.

    Nothing makes me happier than avoiding spending my money with snooty sales types.
     
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    Okay, this is going to sound like a silly question to some of you but...

    I'm thinking about this projector instead of a wall-mounted LCD and was wondering how easy it is to control the image size. The PJ would be mounted about 12 feet away from the screen but the image size can't be larger than 75 inches. Is it going to be possible to limit the image to this size? My only experience with PJ's is that the further away from the screen they are the bigger the image!

    Secondly, how important is a screen? Is a cream-painted wall any good?

    Cheers
     
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    I eventually did mount my PJ vertically with a mirror on a mount.

    see my thread in the member's gallery for some pics. It's a bit hokey, but works reasonably well, and is a much neater solution from the WAF POV than the PJ sticking out of the wall horizontally, I think. I'm just hoping that there're no odd heat build-up issues.

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=231988
     
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    I've seen the '6 segment' colour wheel mentioned in a couple of places now but I've yet to see the speed of the wheel quoted...anyone know? Did I just miss it?

    dunamis
     
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    Any news? This should be very close to market by now, but not a sign of life... And nowhere have I found any mention of it being displayed at CEDIA.
     
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    Someone mentioned this somewhere recently - he said picture quality was bad. That's all I remember.
     
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    Is this unit now available? haven't seen it for sale anywhere!
     
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    Hi - my first time on the forum

    Has anyone seen or heard anymore about this 'flat panel' projector now that it's been released? Is it as good as the publicity suggests?
     
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    I visited the Ideal Home Show yesterday and came across this little beauty on the LG (actually ask @ Tottenham Court Road) stand. I almost missed it as I approached it from behind. It was mounted on a clear plastic wall and I assumed it was a new type of rear centre speaker. Got a surprise when I realised it was generating the picture.

    Well, it's a beauty to look at. Very thin, very quiet. I was unable to do a proper audition of the picture due to the high amount of ambient light, but that in it itself is saying something, as the picture was perfectly viewable regardless. Ok, black was pretty much non-existent, but compared to other projectors I have seen in similar conditions I was impressed.

    Despite the information given out , this is a 720p-capable projector. 1080i is supported, but a downscale job. Native res is 1280 x 768.

    Inputs are: Composite, VGA/Component and HDMI with HDCP (phew). Note: No RGB.

    Cooling is through a vent on the top. Quite hot, but no more than you would expect. Bulb life is 4000 hours.

    Some prolonged staring and eye-shifting produced no noticable 'rainbow effect'. The demo unit was showing a 720p demo and therefore looked beautiful. I haven't see a 'normal' PAL signal through it.

    BTW, Visitors to the show should find the NEC stand and look at their budget model for a lesson in how not to produce a dlp projector. Simply awful to the point I was convinced it was malfunctioning.

    First impressions had my wallet twitching. They are doing an in-show price of £1799 (2k off retail) with a free bulb thrown in (hopefully onto something soft). I think my old HS1's days are numbered.

    Would love to see a proper review of the unit, but haven't found one yet.
     
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    This could be to allow a 4:3 picture to display at 1024x768. You may find that 16:9 images are letterboxed to 1280x720 rather than scaled. Such a setup can be more flexible. It also allows for vertical digital image shift of 16:9 content with no loss of image quality.
     

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