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Please help!!!!! Buying a LCD?DLP? What projector

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Geoxis, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. Geoxis

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    Please advise guys!? I am confused!?

    What projector:

    Hitachi TX100 or Infocus SP4805 or 5000 or Mitsubishi HC 900E or Themescene H30A???????

    I really do not know, My room isn't too big, and more important it will not be in complete dark during the day. my budget is about £1200 max.

    Please help me I am going mad...
     
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    Most importantly - first get a good demo of LCD vs DLP technology. Rainbows (on DLP) could (if you are unlucky) cause you to rule them out straight away - but it affects all people differently.

    Also it needs to be a demo for a decent period of time in a dark room.

    I demod them both, much preferred the DLP (i bought a 4805) but as soon as i got one set up at home - started seeing rainbows. Doh!

    Apart from this the 4805 is a superb projector for the money. And if you do a search on here you will see that a lot of people can "filter" the rainbow effect out, get used to them/not see them after a while

    In my case, now that i am less critical of my new toy/and no longer viewing with very tired eyes i am seeing them less and less - so maybe i can be cured!

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    What will you be watching on it? If Hi def isn't important to you then I'd have a look at the H30A. If it is important to you I think the TX100 is the way to go from your list...PJ :)
     
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    Hi,
    I am selling an Infocus 5700 for what I think is a fair price.

    Here it is --- >My Infocus 5700

    Please feel free to have a look.
    :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Geoxis

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    Thanks guys for all this,

    I really appreciated it, but do you know anywhere I could go to have this demo around Ealing in W5 as shops now seem to only have plasmas and LCDs.
    What about my room not completely dark?? Will that be good to have an LCD.
    I also measured I think I will only have 3.5m between Pojector and screen.
    Sorry to be a pain, what screen?? I want a fastfold 16:9 adjustable in heigh

    Many thanks.
     
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    What will be your main viewing. DVD, sky, games?

    It's important. Is it mainly to be ussed for films?
     
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    distance between pj and screen on mine is 3mtrs this produces a 5ft wide pic but it will zoom out to 6ft from this distance.
     
  9. Geoxis

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    I will mainly watch movies, I do not watch TV.
     
  10. Geoxis

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    I measured, what will be the distance between projector and screen wich is about 11ft and the space I have for the screen which is about 5ft (Lenght) x 4ft (width) which will give me about 5 ft screen in diagonal. With those measures, how can I calculate the throw lens?
     
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    If you go to somewhere like Projector Point

    http://www.projectorpoint.co.uk/homecinemaprojectors.htm

    and pick out the projector you fancy (assuming they sell it), then at the bottom of each blurb there's a screen size calculator calibrated to each model. All you have to do is make sure your screen size falls somewhere between the max and min throw range for the distance you want to throw it.

    Regards

    Mark
     
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    Mark,

    This is ecxcellent, I am pleased with this tool

    Thanks for that,

    Y
     

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