What DLP for £2,000?

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  1. caylem

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    I am considering buying a projector after a brief demo at my local av shop.

    I've narrowed my LCD choices down to the usual AE500, Z2 and HS20, but need some help with DLP projectors.

    What DLP projectors would be worth demoing in the £2k price bracket.

    I will also be buying a new DVD player either Pioneer 868 or Denon 2900, so HDMI would be nice, but not essential.
     
  2. Peter Parker

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    The Pioneer 668 is cheaper if you're interested in HDMI and wouldn't mind paying a little less. :)

    I don't know of any HDMI projectors that are under £2500 off the top of my head, but the Toshiba MT500 is 1024x576 and has DVI input, so you could probably use a HDMI to DVI cable for a digital connection. It's around £2133 from www.projected.co.uk so could be worth a look.

    I saw one last week, and despite having a major lens issue (possibly been dropped) it looked capable of quite a nice image. Contrast is rated at 2500:1 which sounds nice, but is probably less when calibrated. Seems like good value IMHO.

    Make sure the Pioneer HDMI to DVI link is viable though.

    The Philips Bogart Matchline is around £1600 but doesn't have a digital input. There are cheaper DLPs around but are SVGA so probably aren't what you're looking for.

    HTH

    Gary.
     
  3. gandley

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    i would recommend the optoma H56 at £2200. its pic is superb
    and would make a good match with an non HDMI dvd player. Dont think theres a better DLP at this price

    if you can, save a little longer and go for a Domino20 with HDMI if the throw will work for you. outstanding machine
     
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    Oops yes, forgot about the H56 - saw a side by side shoot out with the HT1000 over at avs, and although screenshots don't really portray what you actualy see, I actualy prefered some of the H56 pictures.

    As Gandley says though, the Sim range do produce some excellent images, and the Domino H20 works extremely well with both Pioneer 668 and 868 via HDMI.

    Gary.
     
  5. caylem

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    Out of curiosity how much can the Domino H20 be bought for?
     
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    twice your buget im afraid. £3495 non HDMI version and £3995 with HDMI. and these are long throw PJs so need to be no less than 15ft from the screen to be worth while.(could be said to be long, long throw)
     
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    I have to agree, i've had the HT1000 demoed for some time against the H56, the H56 far better, also you need to check out our latest deal!!!!
     
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    I had a viewing of the H56 @ Sevenoaks in Swindon. I thought it was a fan heater with the amount of noise it was making... I couldn't believe it. For me the amount of noise was too much of a factor when trying to decide. If you can mount it in another room to block out the noise then I'm sure the H56 will come into it's own.
     
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    I wasn't going to mention a more expensive pj, but as someone has brought up the Domino 20, don't forget to look at the Benq , Ivojo have them for 2,800 and it is a very nice machine

    regards

    Parmenion
     
  10. gandley

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    the h56 compares very similar noise wise to the other pjs ive demoed.

    domino20/30 been the only dlps that i think are noticeably quiter

    some were louder!!
     
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    Gandley, I havn't forgotten about your email still trying to find the ansi lumens, also can confirm we dot the HDMI and standard version.
     
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    Neil thats good news, the ansi lumen is 800. so dont kill yourself.

    do you do the HDMI version at the same price as the standard version for the 300xtra?
     

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