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I need some help deciding on which projector to get. I'm stuck between the Optoma HD20 and the HD66. I really like 1080p stuff and im not so sure about a 720p projector. My screen size will be 106 inches. I currently have the 3DA-1 Mitsubishi 3D kit for my Mitsubishi TV but im not sure if it would work on the HD66. Im not really looking for a 3D setup though since i already have it on my current TV. My PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and Dish Network HD box will be connected to this. Im also looking for a good manufacturer for a manual pull down screen (106 inches). Would 1080p really look that much better on a big screen? And is the PS3 compatible with these projectors? I've read some reviews on these that have said they don't work hooked up to a 50 ft. HDMI cable. Would HDMI over cat. 6 fix this problem?
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I need some help deciding on which projector to get. I'm stuck between the Optoma HD20 and the HD66. I really like 1080p stuff and im not so sure about a 720p projector. My screen size will be 106 inches. I currently have the 3DA-1 Mitsubishi 3D kit for my Mitsubishi TV but im not sure if it would work on the HD66. Im not really looking for a 3D setup though since i already have it on my current TV. My PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and Dish Network HD box will be connected to this. Im also looking for a good manufacturer for a manual pull down screen (106 inches). Would 1080p really look that much better on a big screen? And is the PS3 compatible with these projectors? I've read some reviews on these that have said they don't work hooked up to a 50 ft. HDMI cable. Would HDMI over cat. 6 fix this problem?


i think you answered your question... I really like 1080p stuff

i have a 106" screen....( i got from http://www.thenerds.net/Computer_Pro...ns_Search.html)

1080p is much better on my screen than 720 was. i noticed a big jump in sharpness when i went from 720 to 1080. for other screen options you may also try monoprice...

ps3 looks great on the 106" with 1080, as far as 50' hdmi try this http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

some more help http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...09&cp_id=10829
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3D -vs- 1080p?

I think I'd go for the 1080p as well. 720p 3D projectors will probably be really inexpensive down the road and you can just add it for screening 3D only.

You would beed a different adapter for the current 3D Ready projectors than is used on your living room display. You need the Optoma 3D-XL.
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1080p also. Why are these your only 2 choices?
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I would assume his budget is $600...... he has narrowed it down to these two.
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Thank you for for helping me decide which one of these to get. My budget is about $1000 thats why i picked these two. I was also looking at the ViewSonic Pro 8200, but i narrowed it down to these two b/c I thought they had better reviews.
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There was a deal posted earlier today for an HD20 refurb for like $600...

That's where I got the assumed budget number.

Sounds like your on a good path to me with your budget.
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Out of those, I'd go with the Viewsonic. And yes, I read the reviews. The HD20 has been out 1.5 years already. The Viewsonic is 1.5 years newer(latest features, technology), has a 3 year warranty, and a 1 year warranty on the bulb. Did you read the reviews at Projectorreviews.com AND Projectorcentral.com?
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I only read the reviews at ProjectorCentral.com and not Projectorreviews.com. I'll check it out.
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On the ViewSonic Pro 8200, I saw that the HDTV Compatibility is 1080p/24
1080p/25, 1080p/30 and the Optoma HD20's compatibility is 1080p/60. Would this make any difference in the picture between the two?
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