Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by salmo, Jun 29, 2004.
Just been offered a wicked deal for a Philips astaire, anyone had experience of this projector?
nexnix are clearing these out as well
Philips do two versions of the Astaire projector, Astaire and Astaire Delux.
Just be aware that the non-delux version doesn't have a lens zoom control. plus isn't just as bright.
I've just taken delivery of an astaire deluxe from Chris Frost on this site - although I've only had it running for 3 hours my first impressions are very good. This was bought sight unseen as I was unable to demo any 'budget' PJ's in Glasgow and bought this one on (a) the recomenndation of Chris and (b) what little info I could find on the web..
Once I've finished clearing away all the rubbish from my lounge (ended up rebuilding my AV rack and things) and have watched a few movies this weekend I'll come back and give a fuller review.
This is just the plain astaire, but the price is right... Has anyone seen this projector up and running, coz I'm thinking of buying unseen as well.
how big is the picture it projects from about 2 meters?
Links to the full brochure PDFs are here.
Astaire is 126cm diagonal (no Zoom)
Astaire Deluxe is 164-204cm diagonal
I'm also waiting for an Astaire off Chris!! He must be doing a fair trade in them!!
How much does he sell them for?
what is the scart adapter it comes with?
My Bogart came with 2. One is SCART>composite and left & right audio (like you get with the Playstation2) which isn't much use.
The other is a SCART to RGBsynch adapter. If you supply the Bogart with Red, Green, Blue and composite then it will accept an RGB SCART signal so it can feed directly from Sky, Tivo etc.
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