Quality too much to expect?

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  1. BadAss

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    Went to see a Seleco 200HT today and have to say I wasn't that impressed with the picture. Concidering it was meant to be a more expensive LCD projector I expected more.
    Like Ive read alot about on this site, the blacks were not black, just grey.
    Am I expecting too much, as the quality really puts me off getting a projector or is there better projectors to be had.

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    Just read the review of this projector by HCC and couldn't believe they were talking about the same projector.
    Got it wrong, thought it was LCD as it only had one lense but it turns out to be DLP.

    Kev.

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    It's pretty easy to set up any projector and make it look crappy. Perhaps the shop you saw it in didn't know how to get the best from the device or didn't want to.....

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    After my demo at Gordon's I would roughly rate black levels as follows (with the proviso that we didn't look at the CRT for too long because of our requirements of ambient light viewing):

    -- Grey --
    Sony LCD

    -- Acceptable for dark films, e.g. Matrix --


    Sanyo LCD
    Sim2 HT200

    Sony CRT
    -- Black --

    The Sim2 was much, much better than the Sony LCD, slightly better than the Sanyo LCD and not quite as good as the CRT.

    I would recommend getting a demo elsewhere.

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    Hi BadAss
    I too have seen the HT200 look bad.
    I put it down to the fact that Sevenoaks in Manchester were using a Stewart screen with a 2.0 gain (made CRT look really punchy - whether desirable or not) but just made the black levels of the HT200 and Sony 10HT look awful.
    As the Seleco is fairly bright you would probably be better seeing it on a 1.0 gain screen.

    As Gordon says - these may be plug and play devices but that doesn't mean that a descerning eye wouldn't be dissapointed straight out of the box.

    Has anyone been given an impressive dem of the HT200 by anyone other than Gordon - if so where?

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    By all accounts the latest software does make a significant difference to picture quality. Most dealers a crap at setting up projectors so be wary of every demo unless it is from a know (Scotish?) source.

    If the blacks weren't good enough for you (assuming a good set up), then welcome to the CRT club! Nothing else will do. (Charles this is where you come in....)

    And some people say blacks / contrast is not important.



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