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Sim 2 HT300 XTRA / INFOCUS 7205

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by figlio, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. figlio

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    I am considering buying the HT300 xtra but now I had found a very good deal for the infocus 7205.I think that the Sim 2 would be better considering the price difference between the two projectors. Does anyone have seen the infocus working and how it will compare (PQ) with the sim2 HT300 XTRA-H.
     
  2. rlierop

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    I recently bought the 7205 to replace the Piano Plus HE3100 DLP projector. One of the main reasons I considered the 7205 (and guys out there, please do not shoot me for this!!) is the fact that the 7205 has sufficient light strentgh to project a good image even when the room is not entirely darkened. (reason: My wife likes to leave some light on in the room so she can nit!) The image is excellent, the menu structure is easy to work with and the new 7 segments DLP colour wheel is a major improvement over the conventional three segments wheel.
    The downsides: it is not as quiet as I hoped it would be (you hear it humming during quiet scenes) and secondly; the eastetics are not very pleasing. It actually looks cheap compared to the beautifull SIM, the Yamaha the Marantz or the Sharp.

    All and all I would give it 92 points out of a 100 on satisfaction.

    I have looked at the SIM, the Marantz, the Yamaha, the Infocus 7200 and guess what? It was almost impossible to see any differences from a 3 metre viewing distance. I realise that there are a lot of proffesionals here at AV forums who would laugh about this statement, but all these projectors have such a high image quality that you really need to be a trained specialist to see these differences.

    Hope this eases your mind.

    Ronald
     
  3. theritz

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    You can get stuff from the chemist for that........ then you could watch movies with the lights out :devil:


    ........Sorry, couldn't resist.... :D

    S.
     
  4. gandley

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    you could always buy my 300xtra-H off me fo £5150.
    (shameless plug)

    But i aint sending it to malta LOL


    It is an awsome PJ, which does have a superior pic to the infocus, but as said isnt as bright. But it resolves detail alot better and colour accuracy is better as well. quieter too.

    Then theres bulb life. sim2 = 8000hrs

    and the pic via HDMI is gob smacking. with almost zero pic noise.
     

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