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Panny PT EA700e and xbox/ps2

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by droolinggimp, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. droolinggimp

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    I am thinking of getting the panny as mentioned above but was wondering what the quality is like with games consoles.. I would be connecting the 2 consoles via componant.

    The distance from projector to screen should be 16-17 feet. The screen will be a 100" ish one too.. What sort of WOW factor will i get?

    Also are these projectors good with sky+ and football?

    Regards Chris
     
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    I have that projector and a 9ft screen about 17ft away. I have Sky+, PS2, Xbox and DVD all set up to it. It is fantastic.

    I would recommend going for RGB Scart if possible as the quality really is amazing.

    Football is really really good for this setup.
     
  3. droolinggimp

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    Not sounding funny, but surley componant is far superior to RGB scart... ;)

    Im glad you have this projector. Are the colours good and bright and are the blacks, black..?
    Whats it like compared to the big screen footy you can watch down the local pub? I seen a lot of big screen action in many pubs and they are all crap. blurry, washed out colours etc. Is this due to the pubs having too much light or is it because 90% of the pubs use CRT projectors? Help will be much appreciated.

    Regards Chris
     
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    I am using scart for convenience as all my devices are running into a Quattro+ box, which doesn't have component out anyway. I have a Quintro+ box on order which will allow component out.

    The picture quality is very good. Deep colours and real blacks. No comparison to the useless pub projectors you see, which are all washed out.

    When I have a moment, I will post a photo.
     
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    that will be much appreciated my friend...

    how much did the pro and screen set you back? where did you egt them from etc...
     
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    I bought the projector from pixmania.co.uk and they delivered the next day.

    Also they are selling them for under £1,000 inc vat !!

    It was the best price I could find.

    I bought the screen from a friend for next to nothing.
     
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    The great thing about consoles via a PJ is that most games run faster and smoother. Pro Evo 4 is like a different game on a PJ.

    Pete.
     
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    OK - I have just shut a few curtains downstairs and taken a photo.

    As I have new cables etc coming, this photo just taken is using a single video lead from the DVD player to the projector - if you can believe it.

    Even so - the image still isn't bad. Component and RGB Scart make a huge difference of course, but at least this pic gives you an idea of the absolute minimum quality.

    Also the photo doesn't quite do it justice as the photo has come out blurred!
     

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    Thats what I was wnating to hear... I have been brainwashed into getting it now... Just waiting on the pic to be posted so i can see it in action.
     
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    lol. If I post a photo of the Xbox in action you will go and order one within seconds.
     
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    Ok i been sold.. thats not looking bad at all... great pic, thanks..anymore. with live films or tv????? :lease:
     
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    Do it.... :D :lease:
     
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    ok give me a few mins and I will take some pics of TV and Xbox.
     
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    No it's not. Component connection is inferior to RGB scart. But not much. Component doesn't carry all the RGB signals like scart does. The green color is derived from red and blue in component.
     
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    Again, not sounding funny.... i went to demo a dlp tv set the other week and watched a few movies with rgb scart then with componant and componant blew scart away big time... far better picture..

    have you been using quality componant leads.. ? that makes a massive difference to PQ..

    What about DVi Hdmi etc i hope they are better than RGB scart..

    Are you getting composite mixed up with componant?
     
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    OK - a quick shot of Fifa2004.

    My daughter is watching Sky+ at the moment - and cartoons would just show u a pic like the toy story one.
     

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    Plz excuse the blurred photo!
     
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    Nice . i presume its blurry because of the camera and not the projector again... other than that .. very nice..
     
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    Ok you definatly sold me one.. now only got to see if the missus will allow me to get one.. we are moving soon all being well in the next 2 weeks so that will be the first purchase to be made and the not long behind will be a screen.

    Got to get a big one too preferably 100" plus.. :D
     
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    yeah it is the camera (or operator! - it was showing the shaking hand warning when I took it) - the lighting prob doesn't help the camera either.
     
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    The rgb scart is better in technical aspects. Have you tried quality scart lead, it makes massive difference to PQ :)

    DVI/HDMI should be superior to all those because it's all digital from source to projector. No analog conversion in between.

    Also don't go too big when getting a screen. I think 100" is definetly a MAX for enjoyable viewing experience at home. If you go any bigger you need a big room and completely light controlled room to achieve a punchy picture.
     
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    playing xbox\ps2\gc through component is the only way for the real i am quality,sky through basic rgb scart is watchable.In the nicest way i dont understand why people buy great gear then run rubbish leads through them get the most from your projector :)
     
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    I have just bought my PTAE700 of amazon, it is amazing, I am just setting my room up for it. I am projecting directly onto a lilac wall (temp. of course:) It is still wonderful. The Xbox is superb through it.

    Buy it, you won't regret it.

    Oh by the way, I paid a small sum of £780 + 25 pp brand new as well. It was a third party seller.
     
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    If thats brand new that a great bargain,not a bad price if its not come to think of it.
     
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    If you're going to be using an x-box, it's imperative you do the hi-def soft-mod (in the Consoles Forum) and grab yourself an official Microsoft Hi-Def pack (lik-sang or dvdboxoffice are decent sources) - it makea a world of difference!
     
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    Ok thanks for all info on this thread..

    One more question.. Im not sure wether to mount the pro on the ceiling or have it on table in between the chairs if you get what I mean... If I have it ceiling mounted i would need long xbox/ps2 componant cables or extension cables.. is this wise,because of the console would need to be placed near the seating for obvious reasons... having placed on table near the seating wouldnt be a problem ...

    Let me know what you think..
     
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    I find it better to have a ceiling mounted projector as it stays put, doesn't get moved, knocked or anything spilt on it.

    If your AV amp has component switching you can run the relatively short x-box component cable to your amp, then a longer run from your AV amp to the projector. I've got the x-Box and Sky running through component on my processor to the projector, with the DVD player using the HDMI input.

    Of course longer cables can significantly increase cost, as can a decent ceiling mount. Maybe you could start off with it table mounted and see how you get on.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply..
    I have a YAmaha RX-V740rds AMP. It has componant connections on the back. so I would have the Pro ceiling mounted with the amp and DVD payer underneath it on racking.
    DVD to Pro via HDMI
    AMP to Pro via Componant
    XBOX/PS2 other end of room to AMP via 10ft Componant cables

    Would that work...?
     
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    just read my own error sorry guys...i would have to have my AMP the other end of the room from the Pro so the XBOX componant can reach then the longer cable from amp to pro . Sorry my bad
     

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