Projector Recommendations Please

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by davidredge, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. davidredge

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    I'm looking for a decent projector in the future. Its gotta hold together a damned good picture (comparable to a decent CRT) and have a huge picture size 5ft+ wide. Any suggestions/recommendations?.
     
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    Ae700
     
  3. davidredge

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    A wee bit breif... where can i look for it?!

    who is it made by? etc?
     
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    Panasonic ae700,i own one picked it up for £1300.Excellent projector do a search on forum.
     
  5. drbob

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    I'm in the process of deciding too. At the moment have it narrowed down to the Infocus 4805 or the Sanyo PLV-Z3. Both are around £1300 (though you should get some extras at that price eg projector mount or free screen). Take a look areound the forum for comments on both these projectors. I'm not considering the panasonic as it is more expensive and has had reports of problems with vertical banding.

    Go to your local AV dealers and get demonstrations of any eqipment you're thinking of buying. This forum is useful but can't replace actually seeing the units in action yourself.
     
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    Was thinking of one but then all the reviews and owners post things about vertical banding. Wouldn't want to take my chances IMO.
     
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    Have viewed about 5 films and watched some footie and haven't noticed any VB at all.
     
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    You must be one of the lucky 10% :)
     
  9. THE_COW_IS_OK

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    From your reference to CRT, I guess then you have a darkened room and On/Off Contrast is a priority. AE7000 might deceive you on this level even if its one of the best LCD out there. Sony 50H Light output would be only enough for such a large screen. I sugest you go for the HD2 Optoma DLP PJs for that they have both Good contrast and good brightness.
    If you put a budget, I can get more specific :)
     
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    AE700. Check out the reviews on projector central. The VB issue sounds worse than what it is on this forum as you only here of the faulty ones. Nearly all AE700's with bad VB can either be tweaked out or go with use (my mates machine was terrible, but is getting much better now!). The machine is £1300 online from a few excellant retailers, and if you explain your VB worries to them should replace the unit if the problems persit.
     
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    I've got an ae700 and so does a friend. Neither of us had bother. I looked at a bunch of DLPs around the same money and missed the resolution of the ae700.
     
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    Hi David

    Pop into WHSmiths and get a copy of 'Essential HiFi & Home Cinema - AV Projectors'
    Issue 40.

    It has a monster reviewing session on many PJ's inc.

    sharp xr1s
    toshiba mt200
    themescene h30
    screenplay 4805
    mitsubishi hc900
    toshiba mt500
    sim2 domino 18
    viewsonic pj1165
    sharp xv z12000 big budget
    yamaha dpx 1100 big budget

    CH
     
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    Would not touch the Panny 300,500,700.......went for the Hitachi 100 fantastic no VB whatsoever
     

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