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sub £1000 PJ choice

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by bobby m, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. bobby m

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    Hi there,I have been reading here for a few weeks and have decided to buy a PJ.I have gathered some info on the following and would like help filling in the blanks.

    Infocus x1 £816 lamp life 3000hrs bulb £410
    Sanyo PLV-Z1 £932 lamp life????? bulb £210
    PTAE 200 £952 lamp life 5000hrs bulb ?????
    Philips Astaire £901 lamp life6000hrs bulb??????
    Epsom EMT-TW10 £925 lamp life 2000hrs bulb??????

    I would appreciate opinions on what is the best of the above.The Epsom comes with a free 60" screen and a mount for£100.I am waiting to see a DLP to check if i have a problem with them,unfortunately I can't get to see the others (i'm in Belfast).

    I will be using a room 15ft long and connecting to a Pioneer XV-DV55.I know nothing about connecting methods so I have included a pic of the back panel,I know I'm asking a lot of questions,but I know this is the place to get an honest opinion without someone trying to sell you their product.

    Many thanks Bobby:hiya:
     

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  2. cyberheater

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    Welcome aboard :)

    I'm not sure about the others but you can pick up a Panny Ae200 from Komplett for 699 quid which might factor in your decision.
     
  3. Kramer

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    AE200 @ £700 is definitely a bargain :eek:

    Z1 - I liked it & it's definitely a good PJ, but significantly more expensive than the AE200 at present.

    X1 - would recommend a demo before even considering this one.

    Epson TW10 - worst of the lot IMO.

    Philips - haven't seen it so can't comment I'm afraid.

    First PJ? I'd say grab an AE200 - can't really go wrong for that price.

    Best of luck.

    :smoke:
     
  4. Gary Lightfoot

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    I personaly would connect the video output from your DVD player directly to the projector, and the digital output to the digital input of your amp.

    I prefer DLP myself, so would recommend the Infocus X1, but it really is a personal preference, so demoing is the only way - especialy as Kramer says for the X1, as you may be one of the few who suffers from the rainbow effect.

    Happy hunting. :)

    Gary./
     
  5. fred123go

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    hey
    I agree with Kramer grab the panny 200 for a first insight into the projector world, it was my first one and i am deeply impressed, at 700 at www.komplett.co.uk complete steal
    Fred
     
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    also robert whyte are doing refurb ptae 300 for £999 they say they come with one year warranty and are check for blown pixels before they are sold, also they say you can return within 5 days if not happy.

    A few people have had refurb ptae 100 from them with no probs but also people have had problems with them
     
  8. bobby m

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    Well I went ahead and got the PTAE200.Have to get making a screen and maybe a ceiling bracket and of course new cables and new sofa and popcorn machine and mini fridge etc etc.I can see how people get hooked on this.Now where can I get a ticket machine and a man in a dress selling albatrosses.:clown:
     

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