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Old 24th January 2007, 13:04   #1
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hey guys
am looking for advice on purchase of LCD projector for home use, till now i have seen demo of panasonic PTae900u which has 2000 lumens and 1024 resolution
next option is sharp there is a big difference in cost...
kindly advise the best
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Old 24th January 2007, 13:08   #2
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Any reason why you want a projector instead of a regular LCD?
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Old 24th January 2007, 16:15   #3
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i found it realy bettr than LCD in terms of its price propotion to screen size,
6' x 8'..the only requirement is ur room has to be big enough.. and I have that,,,,,I was amazed whn i saw the quality it was not at all bad.....
btway wts the basic difference in DLP Vs LCD?
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Get something with DLP if you can afford it. It will give you better results in scenarios where lighting is not completely in your control. DLP means digital light processing.
Read more about it here : DLP technology presents digital light processing for the digital theater and electronic cinema.
DLP projects the images to a wall/screen etc.,
The brightness and contrast as compared to LCD is simply awesome.
In LCD as native resolution increases, due to smaller aperture the contrast drops, but not so in DLP, which will give you amazing contrast even in high resolution imagery.
If you want cinema at home and have a big wall/screen, the DLP experience cannot be equated, esp with a digital high definition print. A few cinemas in the US use DLP projectors, and they work great.
Very useful in lit up rooms too.
Have seen them in use and watched movies too on them since 2001.

The downside is that bulbs are expensive, about 30,000+ of one of them pops. Abroad you can get good ones for around 250-300$.

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I am using an Infocus projector; I think it is LCD (not sure; its been a couple of years since i bought it). I really enjoy the experience of watching movies on the big screen (I project it onto a wall). I think you should go for it.
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How much did u paid and from whom??
through some light on its technical specofications if u can
wts ur screen size and are u using motorised??
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Hi A4, I have PMed you the price and place where i purchased it from

screen is not motorised; it is manual; however, i am not yet using it; its still in the box; since i havent been able to find the perfect place for it yet.
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Gadget Guru's,

I am looking for a projector to be used in a small hall. Input could be either laptop or disc player.

Suggestions please
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Condor, what will be the lighting conditions? If most of your watching will be at night (after dark) and if you are reluctant to buy expensive bulbs, I would suggest an LED projector. The major drawback is that they have low lumens on them, but good enough for watching in dark. The flipper side is that the bulb life is as high as 20,000-30,000 hours and they do not need cooling time/ UPS, etc and can be shut down instantaneously. But will only recommend them if your viewing is at night.
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@Saket, day time viewing is quite likely to more than evening /night.
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Depends on the kind of application you need the projector for.
1- power point presentations ?
2- video presentations (basic videos, training , marketing etc.. )
3- video presentation high quality 1080p (home theater)

You have projectors that cater to each segment which vary in cost and properties

eg: Category 3 mostly needs your room to be dark, needs high quality input feeds etc..

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Depends on the kind of application you need the projector for.
@Fillmore,

1 & 2.
This is more for meetings with large groups where a laptop will just not be enough.

Checking online, I see models starting from 5k to 1L + . We are not looking for something too expensive. The usage will also not be heavy.

How are brands like Hitachi & BenQ ?

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