I am a newbie, just getting interested in the world of front projection...I am in the process of getting my basement finished for a home theater.
I have a few questions that I'm hoping someone with more experience can answer:
1) I was originally thinking about the SE Cinema 12SF, but I've heard some bad things about DLP's in general, including the rainbow effects and that they can cause headache/eyestrain....that's not something I wanna deal with at all...so my question is: would the Panasonic AE100 be a decent alternative? It's inexpensive (relatively), decent pq from what I've read, and not many artifacts and such. Please give me some advice about this projector.
2) which screen would you recommend for this pj?
3) as far as aspects are concerned, I know this has a true 16:9 display, but what happens when displaying 4:3 material? Do you get grey bars on the sides of the image? Any light spray (or is that only with DLP's)? Is there a way to mask the grey bars?
4) has anyone tried this pj with HDTV input? were the results favorable?
I would really appreciate any and all info, recs, advice, tips, etc...this is a WONDERFUL forum and I'm happy I found it...thanks for your help!
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