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Which Projector?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Dazza7, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. Dazza7

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    I'm a complete newbie when it comes to projectors, never had one before and only seen one in action in a AV shop.
    After doing some measurements I can easily fit a 8ft screen in my room but what projector will be best? Which is the better DLP or LCD?

    I have a budget of around £1500-£2000 to spend on it.

    Any help would be great.

    Cheers
     
  2. Gary Lightfoot

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    How far back can the projector go and how far back will you be seated? Some projectors can be closer to a screen than others so that info is important. You'll also need to sit at least 12ft away otherwise the pixel structure might be visible if you're sitting any closer.

    I prefer DLP myself, but some people see the rainbow effect with them so try to demo some before you buy.

    Gary.
     
  3. Dazza7

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    Hi Gary

    From the screen to the back wall I have about 16ft to play with, so the seating can be placed at 12ft.
     
  4. Gary Lightfoot

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    The Benq 7700 (DLP) looks like a good value machine, as does the Sony HS50 (LCD) so they might be worth investigating. Both are around £1500 but there are others that will suit if your seating and projector placement are flexible.

    Gary.
     
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    Take a look at the Infocus Screenplay 5700.
    You can pick a new one up from an authorized dealer within your price range.
     
  6. ntslik

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    Can't whack the Themescene H57 for the budget
     
  7. Liam @ Prog AV

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    Another vote the ThemeScene H57 here!
     
  8. Gary Lightfoot

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    Anyone seen a 7700 in the flesh yet?

    Gary.
     
  9. moosie

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    .... but should have one tomorrow or monday I think. Having delivered from projectorpoint.co.uk who swore that they had in stock.
     
  10. Gary Lightfoot

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    Looking forward to your impressions (of the pj, not Frank Spencer) :).

    Gary.
     

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