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Shall I Make This My 1st Projector?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Sevenscars, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. Sevenscars

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    Sony VPLDS100 Widescreen Projector

    Multipurpose Projector - can be used as Home Cinema or Data Projector

    Brightness 1200 ANSl Lumen

    Contrast Ratio 400:1

    Short throw lens - 80-inch at 2.3m

    Fan noise 36dB

    Intelligent Auto Set Up

    Weight 2.8kg

    It is on Amazon.co.uk for £847.38

    :)
     
  2. phillfyspoon

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    i would say no mate. for the same price get a panasonic ae300
     
  3. theritz

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    The short answer to the title of your thread is no, imo, for a little more money (about £1000) you'll be able to get a projector with a native widescreen panel, (the model you indicated is probably a 4:3 panel which is capable of doing widescreen), the model you've quoted has a very low contrast ratio by current standards and is too bright. 36db is also too noisy by the standards of currently available models - 29db or lower would be acceptable. Have a look at the hitachi tx100, or any of the other projectors currently in vogue. If the price issue is constrained, bide your time for a while - you'll have no problem picking up a decent secondhand projector on the hardware for sale forums here for £800 or less...............


    My 2c....

    Sean G.
     
  4. Zone

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    Sound and Vision Online have it for £849.99 here.
    Probably the best initiation into the world of projectors you can have :thumbsup:
     
  5. Sevenscars

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    Thanks to all who replied. Appreciated.

    :)
     

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