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Yay! Ive finally ordered a A300!

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Captain chaos, Jul 5, 2003.

  1. Captain chaos

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    After months of lurking on this forum, I have taken the plunge and ordered a A300 from Discount.tv

    Also ordered a Ixos 1713 component cable, and a Panasonic S75 from Multiregion-magic.co.uk

    Its going to be an expensive month.
     
  2. Insp.Gadget

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    Congrats, it's a good projector, I'm sure you'll be happy with it. What are you planning on using for a screen ?
     
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    Best of luck with it :)
     
  4. Captain chaos

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    I plan on just using a pull down white roller blind which I can get made for about £60 at my local bathroom place.

    About 80 - 90 inches diagnally in size I think.

    I am having it jet white colour, although understand that a light grey may be better.
    The projector will be about 13-15 feet from the screen.

    Thing is that I am working on tuesday when both items are to be delivered, I may wait until Wednesday, and just tell work I have to go to the doctors, and go to the City-link depo to pick them up.

    Last week I also bought a KEF 2005 Mark 2 speaker set, and a Denon 1803 amp.
     
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    think you may wanna recalculate that screen size at

    13 foot =Diagonal Range: 107 - 134 in. ( 8.9 - 11.1 ft.)
    14 foot=Diagonal Range: 116 - 144 in. ( 9.6 - 12.0 ft.)
    15 foot=Diagonal Range: 124 - 154 in. ( 10.3 - 12.8 ft.)


    taken from
    http://www.projectorcentral.com/projection-calculator.cfm

    ps i was told that the 300 calculations r wrong on the site and to go by the ptae100 screen sizes
     
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    Damn, thats gonna be one hellava big ass screen! :clap: :eek:
     
  7. Captain chaos

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    Actually I have just measured the room, (using my body as a measuring device) and its actually about 12 ft.
     
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    Captain, if you only want to use a blind as a temporary screen, then I would recommend the Tupplur blind from Ikea (search for Tupplur on here) as it is 2m wide - 90" diagonal - and comes in white and light grey (the white seems to be a tad flimsier). It's a blackout material and is only £20 for the 2m size which is the biggest they do.
    I've decided I'm going to use this until my next PJ at which time I'll invest in a proper screen.
     
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    Congrats. Could you post the full website address for discount.tv
    My search took me to a German wine site!

    Pal
     
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    is the tupplur blind only available in store as i cant find it on the website!
     
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    Ianfromnotts

    Good post!

    So did you pay £1331 less £133 = £1198 plus delivery???
     
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    I saw one in action for the first time yesterday in John Lewis
    I couldnt resist changing the focus!!

    even in a well lit showroom at an angle to the screen it produced a very nice picture, not hint on any screendoor to my eyes
     
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    It doesnt work quite like that

    unbeatables current price is £1650 I think you will have to check the site pt-ae300ec so if the cheapest price you can find is £1331 you pay £1331 less 10% of the price difference which will be about £1300 I guess I havent got a calculator to hand.

    Every little helps and of course you are buying from a large retailer which may be a bit safer than any site you match against
     

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