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Sagem Axium Dlp Projector

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by loadsofleads, May 27, 2004.

  1. loadsofleads

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    I've heard some very good things about this dlp projector. Anybody know if it is out in the UK yet and where it can be bought or demoed :confused:
    If you compare this screen to say a top of the range plasma (Pioneer 434HDE) would it be better :confused:
     
  2. buns

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    go to comet! It is the only place...... basically meaning you cant demo it properly.....

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    A friend of mine bought an LG 44" DLP rear pro recently...he is very pleased, so maybe put his on your demo list too...(also at comet/currys)

    JJ
     
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    Nothing on the Comet website though :confused: Maybe I'll go for a look at my local Comet this weekend ;)
     
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    If that'sthe one that got the review in this months HCC, then it's a blooming good 'un by all acocounts.
     
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    I saw it at Yeading Comet... nearly fainted when I saw the picture on it! :eek:
    They have it running off a PC showing some HD demos.
    Made the plasmas near by look kinda less appealing... esp considering the reasonable price. £2800 for 50"!

    My cousin works there so will get a demo using some TS movies I got.
    1080i and 720p will test with norm dvd too.
     
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    my lord, comet have heard of HD!? what is the world coming to!?

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    Yep I saw the very same set today in our local Comet running some HD stuff via a shuttle based PC connected to the DVI input.

    It looked very nice and compared to the crap signal the rest of the sets around were being fed it looked ten times better...but get hold of the remote and try the same dodgy signal and it starts to go downhill.

    I could not get any more info from the sales guys as to what it was actually outputting signal wise...they said they just plugged it in and switched it on.

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    and your local Comet is .....? loonatic
     
  10. loonatic

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    Do you mean the video format?
    I think it would be 720p WM9

    Noticed a few clips from the mircrosoft WM9 releases.
     
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    I think you're probably right but I downloaded some HD clips a while back and some of them were 1080i .TS files.

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    Hi

    I notice from the spec that the Axium does not have 100hz technology. I think this would be a problem for a normal 50inch screen becuase of the flicker issue but does anyone know if it is a problem for a DLP screen?

    Also, does anyone know how durable the screen is. We have small children who love to put their hands on the screen. I have noticed that some RPtv's have quite flimsy plastic screens.

    I am hoping to take a look at the Axium once it comes to my local Comet.

    Thanks
     
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    Sorry loonatic,
    it was early in the morning when I made that post.... zzzzz.... :zonked:
     
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    The image was solid.. like looking out of a window! :)
    Although i was only watching for 10mins or so + was HD video from PC.

    Didnt really check the screen for durability... the whole unit is very light though.
    Not sure you would want small children around this thing. ;)
     
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    I have got one and it is fantastic especially watching Euro 2004 via the HD feed.
    Recommend it highly ,even for SD broadcasts.
     
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    Hi

    I also took delivery of one of these yesterday. I've only spent one night fiddling around with it but the picture is absolutely superb, especially from DVD. I will be setting it up with my Sky digibox tonight and am hoping for some great results particularly as England are playing!

    Hellicopter, one thing I have noticed is the noise of the fan. It isn't particularly loud but I have never had a TV with a fan so it seems a bit strange. Have you noticed the noise?

    Cheers
     
  18. manz

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    where you gettin a HD euro2004 feed from?
    is that on euro 1080?

    cheers.
     
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    I was gonna look at one of these with a view to buying, but doesn't seem to be one hear me.

    I have a couple of questions if people here don't mind:

    1. Is the unit closed or open (vents etc) at the back and sides? Would dust get into the screen/projector area and possibly cause the picture to deteriate over time?

    2. Is this set progressive scan for BOTH the NTSC format and the PAL format?

    3. How many adjustable picture USER SETTINGS does the set have for each input?

    4. As asked by another user. How durable is the set in general and the screen? Is it a glossy screen or a 'grilled' or 'lined' lenticular screen?

    5. How does this set perform? I have a Pioneer 40 inch RPTV and was looking at going for the 50 Pioneer PDP50HDE Plasma. How does this set compare to the Pioneer 50 inch plasma etc?

    Thanks guys. Your comments will be very appreciated!

    M.J.
     
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    Some comments re previous posts

    -Re the fan noise,this is noisier than my previous Sony 50" LCD but not really noticeable.You get used to it.

    -Re Euro 2004,feed was on 22W but is now encrypted.It was fantastic while it lasted and a rael foretaste of the future.

    -Re MJeeves' questions:-
    Unit is enclosed
    Accepts progressive up to 720p.NTSC/PAL irrelevant therefore.
    Only one user setting common to all inputs
    Screen Matt not glossy or lenticular.With DLP does not need to be.
    As good as a plasma (blacks better than plasma) at half the price and no screen
    burn.

    DLP is the way to go judging by the USA HD market.
     

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