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no dead pixels with which ____ projector's?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by jason_one, May 11, 2004.

  1. jason_one

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    i'm trying to find the best projector for viewing dvds with no dead pixels,
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    i would like to hear from anyone has had a new projector with no dead pixels lease: :lease:

    and which ones to stay away from?blush:

    thanks for your time jas:::)

    Ps. looking at <1500 to spend on my first projector:
     
  2. Fonzerelli

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    No projector should come with dead pixels, buy from a good dealer who will do a dead pixel check before shipping.

    sub £1500, look at the PTAE500, the Z2 and H30.
     
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    i was looking at panasonic pt-lc56e 1600 lumen 400;1 only £920
    and viewsonic pj510 1500 lumen 300;1 only £700

    what do you think?
    don't want to spend too much if i can help it
     
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    Have you seen DLP? They use micro mirrors instead of pixels, and the failure rate is greatly reduced.

    The Benq 6200 may suit you if you can find a demo. Ebuyer sell them for under £1000. It's xga resolution and up to 2000:1 contrast, though that may be a presentation mode instead of video mode, which will be less (approx 1400:1). It still seems like a good spec for the money. Another forum member brought this model to light and is hoping to get a demo, so I'm looking forward to his opinion.

    DLP can cause eye fatigue and some people see colour bursting, but it appears to be a small percentrage, so you really should see DLP in action before buying one.

    Gary.
     
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    could not put-up with low cost DLPs as i will be using it for games and tv
    more than dvds [but has to be better picture with dvds]
    also would have to spend more to get a good DLP with +95% no rainbow.
    DLP can also have dead pixels so not 100%
     
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    Hi Jason, can't speak for games but my H30 performs very well to excellent with SKY digi and amazingly good with DVD.

    It might be worth doing a demo of the X1, it's got excellent reviews and comes in a good margin under your budget.

    And no you don't get dead pixels with DLP, that is to say it is rare to have problems but if you do get a stuck mirror in the warranty period (3 years for the H30 and 2 or 3 years for the X1 or clones respectively) the unit will be repaired or replaced.

    Good luck with your search, MikeD
     
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    ALL manufacturers of LCD projectors have lame "get out clauses" that state that a few (?1%) dead pixels is 'ok'. The best thing to do is to buy an LCD with a Dead Pixel Check, or go to a shop and try before you buy.
    As far as I know, ALL dlp manufacturers will replace units with dead pixels even if one is faulty, but then you have to spend £3000 or more before "rainbow effect" is not noticeable really...(imho)
     
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    Be aware that I had some perfectly good PJs sent out via courier that had dead pixels upon arrival. It seemed that the careless courier was throwing them around and causing damage.

    Not sure though....

    Cap :)
     
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    Neither of those projectors are a good choice for home cinema. They are both presentation projectors.

    They are too bright, and have far too low contrast ratio. And are 4:3 units.

    You have many better choices in your price range to look at - here are a few suggestions:-

    Sanyo PLV-Z1 (if you can find one somewhere)
    Hitachi PJ-TX100 looks very promising and is out at the end of May

    If you can stretch your budget a little bit more:-
    Sanyo PLV-Z2
    Panasonic PT-AE300

    Steve
     
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    hi
    i'm looking for something a bit bighter i don't want to board up the windows just to use a pj.
    the pj's you'll all listed could be a bit brighter i know the ones i listed have low contrast so i've found a Epson EMP-TW10 on:

    http://www.ivojo.co.uk/epson-emp-tw10.htm
    and nomatica.com doing it for less than £720
    has 700:1 & 1000 Lumens ANSI

    is this the right one what i've been looking for?

    anyone know if it can be ceiling mounted?

    thanks 4 all your input jas
     

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