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post #1 of 10 Old 01-16-2008, 05:41 PM - Thread Starter
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Greetings.

The space in question is 88 inches across with a ceiling height of 82 inches. I will be able to mount the projector anywhere on the ceiling up to 16 feet away from the screen, although the room is slightly longer than that. There will be no ambient light issues. I am planning on using an acoustically transparent screen with in-wall speakers in order to maximize available screen size. Given a budget of around 7500, what projector would work best in this room, and give WOW results?
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Bump... Any advice at all?
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hey tryg,

why dont you just set an automated response for any question about, "which projector should I get".
It would save you time from having to re-type in the same info.

To save further time, you could just type in "RS1/HP"
That way you have answered ALL screen question as well.
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Need more information to make an accurate recommendation. Assuming you are using an AT screen that is near the full width of the wall, you would be able to get into about 83" width ballpark (+/- a bit). At 16' throw, you are at about a a 2.3x throw. I would say most projectors can do that, but not all. First question...did you have a preference on technology? There are 3 major formats... LCD, DLP and SXRD/DILA (which are really similar). Each has their own look to them so it would be beneficial for you to view them to get an idea on the differences.

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hey tryg,

why dont you just set an automated response for any question about, "which projector should I get".
It would save you time from having to re-type in the same info.

To save further time, you could just type in "RS1/HP"
That way you have answered ALL screen question as well.

Hey Dave, I answered the posters question. Did you?
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I think a quick peruse of this forum will give you a sense of the projectors that people are 'buzzing' about. Given your budget, seems that the Sony VW60, JVC RS1 and RS2 are candidates. I would not dismiss a used VW100 either as that is still a very good projector. Personally I really like the LCOS projectors - I now have the VW200 which is a superb perfomer, but a bit above your stated budget at $11K-ish.

Make sure you see these units before buying.

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Hey Dave, I answered the posters question. Did you?

Good point tryg. I was too busy laughing at your automated response.

I agree with Jason, more info in needed.
Zomby, you will be going with a smaller screen, 92" diag or less, as the borders of the screen will make your width less than 88"
Also you have a light controlled room. This is ideal for you and opens up a lot of options.
for example, you could even use a $1500 sharp 12000 and get a stunning picture. (with better ansi contrast than a rs-1). I do not think you need a very bright projector or even a 1080 pj given your dark room and small screen size. With smaller screens and darker rooms, the advantages of a very bright pj or a 1080 pj are much less.
Of course, if you want to spend more, you can for a small incremental improvement, but certainly buying a rs-1 will not improve your picture 3-4 fold.
Also, I think you should try to place the pj as far back as possible in the room. This not only looks better, but is less obtrusive and gives better contrast to the picture.
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Thanks for all your responses. The problem is that I can't seem to find anywhere in my area (Boulder, CO) to see these projectors in a dark room. Listen-Up has a screening room, but the room was bright and the projector was so uncalibrated, that I might as well been auditioning a 9 inch black and white set. Does anyone have a suggestion of where I may be able to see these projectors in a better setting?
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If you cannot find them to see, the next best option is to read as much as you can, make an informed decision, and then buy from a place with a good return policy should you find in all your research it isn't what you hoped.
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