Question Nooby projector buyer

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  1. DaleEd33

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    Hi

    Optoma produce a decent quality projector and for the money this is a pretty good deal. 141x's can be had for just under £500 without a screen so for £30 extra you are getting a screen thrown in.

    Anyone would be more than happy with the quality a projector like the 141x can throw and they give a huge:D when you can watch a 90-100"+ image rather than your 40-50" tv.

    Just one thing to point out, this projector is a DLP machine and can to some folks show an image that had RBE (Rainbows) not everyone sees them and some that do don't find it to bad to live with but some can get nauseous so get a demo before you buy if possible. Any DLP should show whether you are susceptible to seeing them or not.

    Hope you are not effected by them as I am sure you will love watching films/sport or gaming on a BIG screen.
     
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    What it all comes down to for you is how big of a setup you want. Do you plan to mount it? Would you like a battery option? Do you need Keystone correction? Personally I'm a fan of LCoS technology.
     
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    Also, you say nooby. But does that mean this would be your very first? Do you have any friends with projectors or home theater setups?
     
  5. DaleEd33

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    Thanks for the reply guys.

    Kbfern I cannot find anywhere that has projectors set up that I can view.

    heatsink

    Wow you have given me a look to research - Don't think I ned a battery option and don't even know what keystone correction is. I would probably ceiling mount it but it doesn't really matter if I can't as the projector is going in my new extension so I can kinda furnish/ fit out the room to suit it.

    One thing I should have asked is my room is approx 6 metres long and would have projector at one end and screen at the other is this viable.

    Oh and no I haven't got any friends with a projector and yes this would be my 1st
     
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    Where in the country are you dale as I may be able to suggest where to go for a demo of a DLP pj.
     
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    Liverpool
     
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    You could try Jowett's in Colne which is not that far away.

    http://www.royjowetthomecinema.co.uk/index/audio-visual/projectors/

    They do Optoma projectors but a bit higher in price models but I am sure they would demo you one so you could check out rainbows.

    If you get down the M6 to junc 11 I am about 10/15 mins by car from there and could show you an HD20 Optoma.
     
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    Just to add that a 6 metre throw would probably make a very big image (ie too big). Most of the budget DLPs tend to be for short throw installations so you would need them to be more like 2-3 metres away.

    If you decide on a particular model, post back on here and we can check using a projector throw calculator to see if it will suit.
     
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    If you were going to head to Colne you would pass by me a few miles earlier and I can show you my Optoma HD600, only 720p and knocking on a bit now, a bit like me ;) but also like me, still in good working order, with a good picture, especially if you want to check if you see rainbows or not.

    :)
     
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    Thanks for the offer guys, I will see if I can make time to take on of you up and come and have a look.

    Kelvin if I am reading your post correctly are you saying the projector I have suggested I would be looking to buy would not work in my room due to the size
     
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    To fill a 92" diagonal 16:9 aspect screen the lens of the projector would need to be 9ft-2" to 13ft-9" from the screen.

    As Kelvin said DLP pj's generally would need to be approx 3-4m max for this size screen. You could get this or a similar model DLP and increase your screen size to 120" diagonal and probably get away with mounting the pj and one end and the screen at the other.
     
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    Hi guys sorry for so long in coming back to the thread been busy building my extension.

    Ok what about this projector same as above will be approx 6 metres from my screen. My screen size is not set in stone yet but could be 100" upwards if needed.



    http://www.projectorplanet.co.uk/m/p/1656472
     
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    Optoma GT1080 Projection Calculator - Throw Distance and Screen Size

    The GT range are ultra short throw projectors where you want a big screen 100"+ from a very short throw distance, therefore if sighting the pj any further back than 3-6ft this pj will be no good for your room as even at 4ft it will throw an image over 120" diagonal.
     
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    Thank Kbfern I am struggling to find long throw projectors my budget for both screen and pj is around £700 any suggestions
     
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    Long throw was all you could get 10 or more years back as most pj's were designed for large rooms back then. Since then most pj's are designed for a 3m-5m throw for a screen size from 100-130". There are few pj's that will work from 6mtrs with a 100/120" screen unless you spend quite a bit more than £2k.
     
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    I would get either the Optoma 141/151 as they have a variable zoom where the GT is a fixed zoom which means you move the projector nearer or further from the screen to vary the image size.

    With the variable zoom you locate the pj at a suitable distance based loosely on the screen size required and then by using the variable zoom you can +/- the screen size by 10/20" giving greater flexibility in positioning the pj.
     
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    The GT1080 can be placed 1.5m from the screen but will give a pretty large image size of 139" diagonal so if that is the screen size you want that is ok.

    Moving the pj each inch nearer or further from the screen will increase or decrease the image size by 2-3" diagonally.
     
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    ok mate thanks, what about the 141, my situation is that if I have the projector 3m from my screen it will be bang centre of my room and that is not what I want.

    Long throw is out of the question to expensive, short throw would be ideal but if I can use the 141 at 2 metre tops from my screen I should get away with it.

    In term of quality of the 141 and the GT1080 which would you prefer.
     
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    2mtr will only get you a small size screen at 2mtr throw with the 141 youwould need nearer 4mtr throw to get a decent 100-110" size screen.

    The GT1080 is the best for getting a big screen from a short 1-5 to 2mtr throw.

    I prefer the 141/151 but I have a 4mtr throw to play with.

    So either you will have to live with teh GT1080 at 1.5m throw and move pj forward or back from the screen to get the desired image size or get the 141/151 and have the flexibility of variable zoom, your call.
     
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    its 449 at richer sounds pal
     
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    Essex geezer do you have a link for that.

    Found it now, for some reason I couldnt find it
     
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    Ok guys to throw another little twist in are there any decent wireless/battery powered projectors out there as the thing that keeps putting me off is the power cable to my projector in the centre of my room.
     
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