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Newb needs projector help £1000 to spend

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Adebisi, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. Adebisi

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    I have about £1000 :thumbsup: to spend on a projector to show DVDs onto my wall. I am a total idiot and am not sure what IO should be buying :confused: ? Not sure what info you guys need to help me on my quest but I have quite a large wall and would buy a large screen to go on it (250'' one I have looked at). Was not sure which forum to post into (LCD/DLP or CRT) but this seemed the most used out of the 2 projector forums. :lease:

    TIA :smashin:
     
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    Try looking at some recent threads, there have been a couple of very similar enquiries in the last week or so. Try this one to start with.

    I'm not sure you mean a 250" screen. :)

    BTW, you're right about the forum, you'll not be looking at CRT projectors in that price-range. ;)
     
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    have about 300cm width to use on the wall for the screen and about 450cm distance from the screen to the place I was going to put the projector.
     
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    Hmmm maybe the Sanyo PLV-Z3?? good choice? Will that go onto that size of screen ok?
     
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    I've no idea where you'd get a screen that size, common home cinema screens go up to 120" or so diagonal 16:9 AR. The Z3 sounds like a very good projector, take a look at the graph on this product page for information about throw distances and their corresponding image sizes.
     
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    Is there a good place to buy it from that you could recomend?
     
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    Well, I guess the best answer I can give is to check the list of AVForum sponsors. :)

    Nexnix say it's in stock and the price seems to be about the lowest I've seen, I bought my Sharp from them. Other than that, ask for a Dead Pixel Check, this is a common piece of advice though some forum sponsors like AV-Sales don't believe in DPCs, and maybe try somewhere else if they don't.
     
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    I'm getting less worried about the dead pixels than I am about vertical banding. Hardly hear about dead pixels these days but VB crops up regularly. Too regularly for me (or anyone else for that matter) to ignore. Do any sellers do VB checks?
    Paul
     
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    It's unlikely the screen will rubbish, even cheap ones are generally okay, the main problem could be 'wrinkling' if the screen material isn't 100% aligned properly but I think that's probably rare.

    6' will almost certainly be the width. It'd be sensible to check it's 16:9 (it'd be mad for them to supply a 4:3 screen with a 16:9 machine, but you never know).

    This is probably it's shape:

    Viewable area: Diagonal: 82.5" / 209cm Height: 40.5" Width: 72"
     

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