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  1. lexus luthor

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    hello all
    after some advice is it worth buying a second hand projector
    which sort is best
    which format

    many thanks

    lex
     
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    This obviously needs to be in one of the projector forums. I'll pop it in the CRT forum as CRTs are more prevelant second hand - maybe - and are certainly better quality.
     
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    can you tell me are these any good

    Seleco SVT 150
    and is there anything i sould be wary of

    thanks


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    Do you live in a pub?
     
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    no im going to convert my loft

    which will give me about 40 ft length by 20 ft wide


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    The SVT150 was designed for club and pub use I would recomend it.

    I'm not sure my local Multiplex is quite that big.
     
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    so is there anything i should look out for


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    If it was used in a pub or club it probably smells quite badly, check the remote for nicotine stained keys.
     
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    Woh just a bit of a typo here. I would NOT recomend the SVT150 for home cinema use. I have been offered these free in the past and still didn't want it.
     
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    Mr Luther:

    Ideally if you want the best image you should look for a device with, 8" or larger tubes, electro-magnetic focus, digital convergence and possibly colour filtered lenses.

    The majority of units from pubs and clubs and indeed, those sold for home cinema use three or so years ago, were video only devices. This means they were designed solely to work like big tv's and cannot benefot from the use of off board video processors. They are limited to showing interlaced PAL or NTSC material. Our TV systems weren't really designed for being blown up to 5ft wide or more sizes so extra help is required to make it look special at this size. That's where the better 7" and 8/9 units will come in.

    To get a more future proof device look for DATA or GRAPHICS model projectors. The higher the resolution of projector the greater the requirement will be for an off board video processor though so don;t forget to figure for one of those. Read all about them and what they do in the Progressive scan forum on this site.

    There is even more to consider but I don; thave time this morning to write more. Perhaps I'll do an article for Stuart to put on the site when I get a second.

    In the meantime here are some units to look out for s/h

    Barco7XX series
    Sony127x or 125x
    SonyD50
    Seleco700/800

    The above are 7" electrostatic focus units capable of good results

    Barco800
    8" unit of same spec's as above



    Barco808/s
    Electrohome Marquee7500/8000/8500
    NEC6/9PG (7" UNITS BUT PERFORM MORE LIKE 8")
    NEC XG xxx
    Sonyg70

    Above are 8" EMF units and at this point we are getting to super projectors

    Barco1209/1609
    NEC10PG
    SonyG90
    Sony1292
    Electrohome Marquee9500/9000

    Above are 9" units and are high spec in every way

    There are others that crop up like Ampro or other Electrohomes. If you find these you can just post here for advice on whether they are worthwhile.

    Lastly, the most important part of getting best performance oout of one of these things is to have it installed correctly. This is not worth scrimping on. A well set up 82 will outperform a badly set up 9".....

    All the best and good luck,

    Gordon
     
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    Lex,

    Have a look at my cinema room (from the link below). It's probably of similar size to your own and you might get some ideas.

    Do bear in mind that there is so much more to this than simply the projector. You have to think screens, sound system, source devices, image scaling & se-interlacing, seating, light control etc.

    do cinsider ceiling mounting your projector, if you have the head-room. mine's on the floor and, though its good there for access and general set-up as you get familiar with PJs, it now sits in the best acoustic spot in the room!

    Anyway, good luck with the new project.

    Peter
     
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    thankyou for all the replies this has been most helpful how much am i looking at for a decent 2nd hand projector ive seen them on ebay but would prefer to deal with a reputable person who others have used and know of on here

    many thanks

    lexus :D
     
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    SONY 1041QM, CRT VIDEO PROJECTOR + VPR722


    what are these like

    what do i need to look out for

    thanks

    lex
     
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