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post #8971 of 8973 Old 08-28-2014, 07:51 PM
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That's an excellent price for the unit. Too bad Runco didn't include the DC4 DMD when they brought it over from the Planar line. Though I would imagine contrast performance to be pretty similar (within 15%). The only thing is the chassis is a dull matte black. The older chassis with the piano black finish is beautiful.

The LS-5 represents the best 2D image from any DLP projector under $15,000. Yes, even better than the LED models.
So how often do those Dc4 Chips show up.. really want to to give that a try..
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Not too often. Your best bet is pulling one from an InFocus IN83 that's broken or being sold for parts. But those too are pretty rare to find.

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A guy with one post in the AVS Classified has an LS5 for $1800 or BO
You know if I had the cash, that would be really tempting to try out a passive 3D setup.

See what an anamorphoscopic lens can do, see movies the way they were meant to be seen
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Mine also: 2.8 Model B hung from ceiling perfectly level. Been up since 2000. Cost me $300 new. Still in perfect condition. It's 92x42 (2.20:1) with a bunch of extra drop top and bottom. Since we now have 1080 and LCOS, I wish it were larger. I'd buy a bigger 2.8 in a heartbeat. I'm seriously considering a bigger 2.4 if they return to market. Projector is ceiling mounted - the screen still functions great - rejects all reflections from everything except surfaces which are directly behind the projector.

With all of the criticisms one reads of the Hi-power, it's interesting that virtually none come from anyone who's owned one - - especially the 2.8.

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I have my 2.8 in a family room setup. It is not the screen I chose for my dedicated room. The HP screen is good at what it does, but it is not perfect. The HP was a big help, back when projectors did not have very many calibrated lumens (when I got mine). It is also good if you want a really large size or 3D takes priority over 2D. As long as you can live with it's restrictions.

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