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post #1 of 5 Old 04-17-2001, 04:45 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi! I am in the process of selling my 32 inch XBR400 set in order to step up to a larger front projection screen. Source will be a TiVo (digital cable) through S-video, and DVD through component (interlaced now Sony DVP-S7000, but assume progressive in your recomendations). Is there a used projector that will look good enough for me to enjoy? I am graduating college in two years, so it only has to last that long. Thanks!
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I am biased, of course, but I'm using a Plus UP1100 which can be found in that price range and I feel offers a very nice image. Now I am also using a scaler, so I can't speak for what it would look like without. I don't think there are any DLP projectors in that range that will look good without some type of outboard processing, but maybe I'm wrong.

Lex MC1/Sunfire CG/Hales Rev3's x3/M&K SS150 tripoles/Quadscan/Plus UP1100/Homemade screen

Good, cheap, easy - pick any two.
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I hate to toot my own horn, but I have a Davis DL450 clone for sale in the Classifieds section on this board. I just graduated from university and this one did me well for the year I have owned it Although with the Davis's most everyone on this board (including myself) recommends using it with a HTPC for DVD/Scaling with dTV (or getting a scaler which can output its native res).

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We are beginning to see Infocus 340's (SVGA DLP) for around $2600. I expect these to fall to around $2K by the end of the year. They have excellent on-board scalers.

Infocus 425z and 400 machines can be had for under $2K.

Some Dreamvision and other Davis clones are beginning to be about $2k used. These need external scalers more than the Infocus models.

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Try NEC LT84, NEC VT440, NEC LT100, NEC LT85, Plus UP1100, Plus UP880.

I've bought or seen all of these used for under $2K. Search here for pros and cons.

You can also buy a new Sharp PG-M10S for $1750. It doesn't take progressive but works very well with an iScan which you can get for $300 or so.

All of the above projectors in fact would benefit from an iScan.

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