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Old 13th October 2008, 16:25   #46
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I am planning to buying a Home Theatre Projector in a few months. Although I have a fair idea about what I need in the projector, I have no idea what models/makes are available in India. I probably will need service center in Bangalore.

What is the best way to go about getting a home theatre projector in Bangalore? Who are the local vendors or importers?
Samurai a friend of mine deals in highend video projection systems and I find Sim2 from Italy to be mindblowing in terms of both clarity and colours. Will pm his number to you.
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Samurai a friend of mine deals in highend video projection systems and I find Sim2 from Italy to be mindblowing in terms of both clarity and colours. Will pm his number to you.
DKG, you replied to a thread by Samurai which was posted almost 3 years back, I am sure he would have bought one and must be looking for an upgrade also.....
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Samurai a friend of mine deals in highend video projection systems and I find Sim2 from Italy to be mindblowing in terms of both clarity and colours. Will pm his number to you.
Dude, Samurai posted it 3 years ago, I guess Samurai has already purchased by now.

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I just saw the thread refreshed by someone's post and assumed its new. Silly of me!!

Anyway since others are keeping the thread alive do check out the Sim2 stuff, anyone interested can pm me for my friend's number who specialises in the field.

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Why dont you try the Optoma HD65, its available in Bangalore for about 64000 with bill and warranty. The same in the US retails for about 900 to 1000 $, considering the ruppee falling and the warranty included the HD65 is worth a buy for 64,000. Its 720p DLP projector and has excellent reviews.

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Question DLP projector -- which one

hi,

I have been crossing my fingers over whether to buy an LCD or a Plasma TV or go for a Projector. I already have the following setup at home :


Living Room -- Size 11*14 , Viewing Distance 10feet.
1. LG 21" Flat TV
2. Pioneer HTP-2500 1000W 5.1 home theater system
3. HP Laptop and 2 500GB Lacie External HDD
4. Nintendo Game cube ( connected to TV and ht above)
( additional features -- 2 kids -- extremely naughty)
I wanted to replace the LG TV with an LCD or Plasma or a projector.

I had my eyes set on 2 options:
1. Sharp Aquos 32" LCD tv
2. BenQ W100 DLP Video projector

I talked to BenQ today morning and they discouraged me from the video DLP after knowing the above setup and have suggested the BenQ MP511+
here is the link for the MP511+

BenQ India - Consumer Electronics

so my question is -- with the above setup what is a better bet -- going for a data projector or waiting for a right time and upgrade to a Sharp LCD.
The primary usage will be watching movies (my wife's crib is that i don't take her to movies often) ,sports (if kids permit ) and gaming.

So guide me . I do not want to waste any money and set it up in such a way that has minimum wastage of all the setup allready present.
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Their recommendation is ridiculous. They are suggesting a business projector for your home theatre use. That too it is a 800x600 projector, a relic.

Look for a projector whose primary purpose is for home theatre. The business projectors are not optimised for moving images.

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Their recommendation is ridiculous. They are suggesting a business projector for your home theatre use. That too it is a 800x600 projector, a relic.

Look for a projector whose primary purpose is for home theatre. The business projectors are not optimised for moving images.
thanks Samurai.

Are there any other DLP projectors that i can consider -- looking back I think Benq doesnt know what to recommend to whom , I am thinking of other providers -- can you suggest any ?
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If you click the following link, you will see that they were suggesting data projector, instead look at their home projector series.

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If you click the following link, you will see that they were suggesting data projector, instead look at their home projector series.

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thanks for the quick response Samurai -- they suggested the W100 home projector for a price of 60K incl of taxes and installation. Is that a fair deal ?
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I don't want to suggest merely looking at the specs sheet. It is a 16:9 projector, that is good, but the lumens are low. You should decide only after a live demo.

BTW, I finally settled for a 50" plasma in 2006 since I found dark room viewing to be a problem.
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I don't want to suggest merely looking at the specs sheet. It is a 16:9 projector, that is good, but the lumens are low. You should decide only after a live demo.

BTW, I finally settled for a 50" plasma in 2006 since I found dark room viewing to be a problem.
thanks Samurai -- I am fixing a demo with them during Diwali -- will update this thread with my feedback and what I decide on --
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I don't want to suggest merely looking at the specs sheet. It is a 16:9 projector, that is good, but the lumens are low. You should decide only after a live demo.

BTW, I finally settled for a 50" plasma in 2006 since I found dark room viewing to be a problem.
most projectors will need a dark room or semi dark room for a proper contrast on the screen. however the latest DLP projectors for home theater use are just amazing. I recently saw a demo of a 1080 P infocus X10 projector. I am planning a dedicated HT room after seeing the demo. Its simply mindblowing and i scrapped my plans to buy a LCD. Now imagine something like this ...
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hi,

I have been crossing my fingers over whether to buy an LCD or a Plasma TV or go for a Projector. I already have the following setup at home :
Hi Bhatt,

Given that your choice is between a Flat Panel TV and a Projector please be aware of the following.



A Projector cannot substitute a TV.


When it comes to daily viewing of serials, news & regular channels, the convenience of watching these on a TV is just not present in a projector. You can be partially carrying on which your daily chores, kids playing about, have your snack/dinner all while watching TV at the same time.

With a projector this is not possible. You have to have a semi darkened room and totally concentrate on what is beamed by the projector.

However when watching movies the experience that a project can offer is far superior to one got watching it on a TV (provided you get a 720p or higher model). So their applications are slightly different.


After analyzing these facts once you have made your decision as to whether itís a Projector that you want, go ahead researching the Projector market.


You can get a lot of info from here
The Best Projectors We've Reviewed for Home Theater
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thanks Fillmore,

thats exactly has been my confusion. I do not want to disturb the existing setup and have kids watch their daily dose of cartoons or any soap operas on the regular flat tv, however during watching movies, i personally want to immerse in the experience of watching it and hence need the projector. Thanks for the links. I want to make a conscious decision that i do not regret later and hence am very skeptical before committing to a lcd\plasma tv or a projector.
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