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Old 09-14-2006, 10:14 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello all

I need a (preferably 16x9 capable) projector which I can also use to play my PC games, some of which only support traditional resolutions like: 640x480, 1024x768, 1280x1024, etc.

I don't need flexible placement and have pretty good light control, but I'd like to focus on what the projectors can do with their scalers and various input resolutions.

1. What I want to know is can a 1080p model display 1280x1024 from a PC without scaling?
2. How does a 720p model look with a 1024x768 signal fed to it? I may go for a 1280x768 model instead - I assume this works well?
3. What happens when I shove a super low res picture like 320x240 of something across to the PJ. Think MAME, ie pac-man, frogger, etc. I want to get that "The Frogger is bigger than your HEAD" effect :D These ROMs all have different (usually very low) resolutions - will any PJ out there blow these up to the max size preserving aspect ratio?
4. Can these PJs just take a standard pixel-mapped input signal of the panel resolution and display it 1:1? If so - would I have to play games with the refresh rate to get this working?

Any other related comments or suggestions?

Thanks!

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Old 09-15-2006, 09:17 AM
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I am using a Mits. HC-3000. It sports a native res. of 1280x768, and 1024x768. It does both 16:9 and 4:3. It works very well, and I have been very happy with it.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Mitsubishi-HC3000U.htm

don't let the lumen rating fool you... this projector is bright...

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