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post #8971 of 8975 Old 08-28-2014, 07:54 PM
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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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Originally Posted by airscapes View Post
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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Originally Posted by Pip View Post
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.

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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A fellow member is doing some home improvements and putting his HT on hold for a while. There is a Sharp 30K for sale in the classified:

Sharp Z30000 3D DLP Projector - Like New with 17 hours, Box, etc

it's basically new w/ only 17 hours. If anyone is interested, the main benefits are fast start up and shut down, full automated lens (rare in a DLP in this street price range), ~950+ lumens calibrated in 2D mode and some of the best 3D around.
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Originally Posted by Andreas21 View Post
That I can afford it is only the Super Lumis I think is overpriced and if I really wanted it I could find the means, but I don´t want it enough as 3D is not important to me. And I think the Super Lumis shows a better 3D picture than the Sharp X30000 (even if I haven´t seen any of them), but it has a much higher pricetag. What I am waiting and have been waiting for a while for is one projector with all these qualities, but I think I will have to wait a bit longer if it ever comes...
Sorry if this has been brought up already, but I haven't followed this thread for a while.

Here's a possible solution for all our concerns - in one display:

An LG 110" OLED.

Better contrast than a JVC projector - potentially infinite.
Perfect black level.
Refresh rates fast enough to make ghosting a thing of the past for 3D aficionados. Add infinite contrast and perfect black to that equation and 3D should be untouchable by any projector out there.
No possibility of convergence error.

Don't know what this will cost (if they even bring it to market), but I'd have one in a heartbeat if they could get the price down enough.

Such an OLED display would be a direct replacement for my 110" HP screen/projector combo - requiring virtually no changes in my home theater (other than really good ones ).

LG seems confident they can manufacture OLED displays for the mass market, at affordable prices. A forum sponsor has the 65" 4K version of this set for a pre-order price of $6,250 (or less). With any luck, it will replace the 64" Samsung in my bedroom system in less than 2 months. My biggest "fear" is that I'll be so spoiled that I won't be able to watch my projection system for anything but the most non-critical viewing.

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