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What Features would you look for when Buying Projetor?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Jazzartist, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. Jazzartist

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    Hallo Folks ,

    I have been considering buying projector . Which I want to use for my family of small size and the room of 20 feet * 20 feet . In dimly lit room.The following are the features I am considering while buying . I am seeking the community members valuable suggestions as to what to add to my list and what to deduct from the list . The following are the features I am considering .

    Native Resolution : XGA ( Is SVGA good enough?)
    Display : DLP
    Computaer comatiabilty : SVGA, XGA
    Video compatiabilty : PAL , SECAM , NTSC ,EDTV, HDTV.
    Brightness: Minium 700 Lumen , 1000( Desireable )
    Contrast Ratio : 500:1 minium to 2000 :1
    Digital Key stone correction +/- 20 Degree
    Lens : Zoom lens with focus , manual adjust
    Aspect Ratio : 16:9 and 4:3
    Minium Projection Distance : 1.2 meter maximum 10 meters.
    Image size: 20 Inches to 250 Inches.
    Lamp life: 3000 Hours
    Audiable Noise : Less then 35 Db
    Product warranty : 2 years
    Portability

    Jazzartist

    PS : I want to select in beteween Panasonic, Sanyo , Infocus, Hitachi .
     
  2. Anders_UK

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    You wont have any problems finding a PJ that meets all of those and more. The most important limiting factor will be the reddies you have to spend.

    If you also have a desired location in mind for your set up then look a bit further into the lens options and also the projection axis offset, as most single chip DLP's will have greater than 100% (where top or bottom of image is at centre of lens) shift, this is very good for ceiling mounted systems without the need for too much geometry correction.

    Personally I would go for the Infocus LP 650, with the added bonus of DVI input and network link plus control over RS 232.
     
  3. Technophobe

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    If your going the DLP route then be sure to check the colour wheel speed to minimise rainbows. You don't say what your budget is but also take a look at: Sharp Z90e or Z9000/10000e, Optoma H50, Toshiba MT5/MT8, NEC HT1000, Sim2Ht200DM
    Other than InFocus the manufacturers you mention arn't really known for DLP, but more LCD. Unless I've missed something?

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  4. Jazzartist

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    Technophobe and Anders ,
    Thanks to both of you . Technophobe can you suggest me some good LCD models as well . I have not recahed my final decision. I would welcome any suggestions. My budget is bit tight about Us $ 2000 to 2500. Regards.


    Jazzartist
     

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