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Recommendation for a UK projector for prog. please

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by DVRRR, Jan 13, 2003.

  1. DVRRR

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    Would anyone recommend a projector? I'm going to do it on the cheap if possible. What are the cheap 16:9 LCD projectors that accept component PAL and NTSC DVD progressive, from the new DVD players.
    The Panasonic one at around £1,500 seems not to accept 625p (576p?), only 525p (which is NTSC only). The projector only says 625i on their web site.
     
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    I have a Sanyo PLV-Z1 which definitely accepts both NTSC and PAL progressive. One should set you back ~£1300.

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    Cogpaul has some NEC CRT units, for around £900, the tubes are spotless, and will give you a true cinematic experience.
     
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    Thanks guys
    Based on this I just bought a Sanyo for £1,318 or so. It indeed looks an excellent choice for the cash, thanks, I'm bery grateful to have saved £1,000 or more.
    The only thing it misses is a scaler, one can't be too greedy can one!!
    I have a player that puts out NTSC prog. scan through component so that's OK for region one and zero discs. However I want PAL progressive. Would you buy a scaler to do the PAL progressive? There is one on avforums.com for a couple of hundred pounds, and a Brite thingy for around £500. Any views? Is PAL prog. a big improvement over 625i on a 7ft horizontal image at 16:9?
     
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    It seems to be a more sensible option if you just buy a DVD player that is PAL Progressive capable. Such as Primare's V25 or Philip's DV963SA, or even (if you want to reduce yourself to this level), Lescon's DVD1000.
     
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    Hi Dimmy
    You would certainly be right if it was for DVD alone. problem is that I want to improve the line strucure and get all the Prog. S. benefits for SKY Digibox and Playstation.
     
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    Yeah that's a nice thought - the only problem is I don't think that the Sanyo you mentioned has an adequate de-interlacer to do all of that. Plz let me know if it does because I'm buying a projector nxt saturday from Sevenoaks and it's a choice between the one you just bought, an Optoma H50 and that Panasonic PTA100E (but that panasonic's had a bit of bad press lately!). Thanks.
     
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    No it does not (the Panasonic doesn't either though, dunno the other projector you mention). However one can buy and RGB to component converter and then a video scaler to do the job (line doubler). All for around £500 maximum, for some items much less.
    I did not buy the Panasonic specifically because it does not support 625p (576p) PAL progressive. Within a year most DVD players I believe will output this through component video, so be sure you don't care about this before buying one that does not show it, you might really regret it.
    I got my Sanyo yesterday, and even with an interlaced signal on PAL gives a fantastic result at 10ft diagonal screen sitting 20ft back.
     
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    Is anyone using this scaler? I have been looking at the AVT-3200, but I am concerned its pal processing may not be very good.

    Thanks.
     

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