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#1 reversedracula

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 09:26 PM

Hey guys. I'm looking into buying either an LCD or DLP home projector for some gaming. I'm opposed to LCD projectors because of picture quality degradation. I think a DLP is really the way to go and I don't think the so called "rainbow effect" from it is a big issue. I was wondering if anyone has or knows some friends with a home projector and could help me decide if I'm making a good decision. I want to get a portable (one pound) DLP style projector that's powered by a series of LEDs instead of the usual bulb that burns out after a few thousand hours. Theoretically, i should never have to replace anything. On the Mitsubishi site, they say that the projector they have produces 250 lux, which, for the size of the projection throw they recommend translates into about 110 lumens. Most standard bulb projectors with bulbs that die have about 1000 lumens. Can anyone help me decide if this is a good buy at $700 bucks? There's a brighter version from Toshiba but it costs like #1,800. Here are some specs and general info if there are any other A/V Nerfers out there who would like to consult with me. Thanks!

http://www.mitsubish...etprojector.pdf

http://www.mitsubish...proj_pocket.asp
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#2 meiser5

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 08:36 PM

What types of games, and what system are you using the projector for?



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#3 reversedracula

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 11:16 PM

What types of games, and what system are you using the projector for?



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I'll probably be using everything from the NES to the next gen wii likely. It will be console games primarily.
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#4 meiser5

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 10:35 AM

If it were me I would probably buy the more expensive one because you would probably get slightly better graphics but that is just me. If I were you I would go with that standard projector because you would get what you need in the projector at a reasonable price, and personally I think you are getting that as a steal because I have seen similer brands run as high as a grand. But one tip of advice, keep the box and warrenty in case you do not like it or it is crap, so you can return it. Any way, good luck with this purchase.


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#5 nerfer34

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 10:44 AM

LCD and DLP are the 2 best TVs out there. They both are better than plasma. I have a 62 inch Sony Wega and that is my favorite. I also have a 27 inch plasma which is okay but I would recomend LCD. The newer models of LCD are amazing. $700 is a great deal for DLP and LCD tvs. TVs get cheaper each day. If I were you I'd invest in a Sony Wega Tv.
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#6 reversedracula

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 04:16 PM

Thanks guys, though I think nerfer34 misunderstood me, as I'm not talking about TVs but a stand-alone projector. it's going to be pretty sweet when I point this one-pound baby at the ceiling and watch TV/play gamecube laying down in bed looking up. :-P In other news, the UPS man should be arriving momentarily with my other A/V purchase... an external TV-tuner for my laptop... yay portable console games!
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Posted 01 August 2006 - 10:51 PM

I've done a lot of research on this topic having recently perchased a 37" Sharp LCD Flat Panel TV. Go for the flat panels, not the LCD Projection TVs. As for Actual Projectors (not projection TVs), go for LCD over DLP. Things like better image quality, colour and the fact that it lasts a really long time before you have to replace anything are features that you will really enjoy. Especially for gaming as there is little to no motion blur with the LCDs.

Just make the decision thats right for you.
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#8 reversedracula

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 10:58 PM

Thanks for the advice, I'll gladly listen to any other anyone has to offer as well. :P
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#9 nerfer34

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 07:55 AM

O ya sorry I didn't read all the way. Nevermind my post.
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