Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by quadmad, Mar 8, 2003.
Which is the better projector and why
NEC 9PG or BG808
depends on what
What you think is important and who set it up.
NEC is shorter, lighter anD has colour filtered lenses. It has complex convergence and geometry and , unmodified, is noisier than an 808 Back up and service in UK isn't great.
808 is manufactured by a company that still makes and researches CRT projection. It has back up and service from many sources in UK. Spares are more available. It doesn't have colour filtered lenses although Roland can probably sort this for you (and I advise it). It is physically bigger than a NEC but is not unattractive. It is simpler to set up for someone new to CRT.
Both are capable of creating great images.
Asuming both are set up equally and have equal wear etc then I suppose that ultimately that the Barco is capable of higher scanning rate and will be a little brighter
NEC was the AVS favourite for several years running 'cos people loved the colour balance, higher scanning rates and brightness might not be everything here. Much is made of super wide bandwidth CRTs, the reality is most operate MUCH better way off the maximums quoted.
Roland has General Electric Imager set up at his showroom just now. It's NEC6PG clone. I'd also guess he has an 808 or two down there are well.
I believe he has the ability to set them up properly
If you really want to see difference it might be wortwhile making an appointment to see him. Don't expect any replies to emails till next week though.....(this isn't a dig at Roland it's just I know he's not available for a few days)
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