Should I replace my Infocus 7200? For $1K to $1.5K are PJ's much better now (6-7 years later)? - AVS Forum
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post #1 of 6 Old 09-29-2012, 08:54 AM - Thread Starter
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I set up my theater in 2005. Then took it down when I moved. Now I am setting it back up in my basement, which is well light controlled. I have a 106" dalite screen 1.0 gain. The infocus, I thought, had a great picture. Of course its 720. I am wondering, form those who have upgraded over time, does a new PJ, in the 1K range, give or take a few hundred, represent a quantum leap in picture quality? Black levels, clarity, color rendition? My 7200 has been in a box for 5.5 years! My room is about 20' deep, I will mount the PJ from the ceiling so I can get any throw I want, and can make the room very dark as well.
Just wondering whether its worth it to spend the money as we will watch movies (with the kids) and some HD tv. Maybe some gaming as the kids get older.

Any thoughts are appreciated. I have been out of the loop for a few years.

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Yep, much better. I don't remember details on the 7200, but I replaced my ~2005 Panasonic LCD (that was around $3k then) with a 1K Epson 8350 to huge improvement.
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Some months ago, I saw a comparison between the ACER H5350 (DLP,1280x720, 4y.o.) and the new Optoma HD33 (DLP, 1920x1080). The Optoma was sharper, but it was not overwhelming.
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Many of the current sub $1500 PJ's will best the 7200 other than maybe lens quality. A Mitsubishi HC4000 would be a nice upgrade and stick to the DLP look.

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Wow! What a timely post!

Been the proud owner of a InFocus 7205 since 2005 myself.
It just started displaying a number of vertical white lines across the screen. Called InFocus and they told me it's not worth spending money on as their low cost $500 projector would be much better????
That sort of blew me away as I spent $3.5K on the 7205.

I've been away from where DLP technology has been going but I can't believe the cost has come down this much with the quality staying the same.
I'll admit the 7205 was only 720p and it seems everything is 1080p but still.

Can anyone shed light on this for me or point me where to look please? Can I really get the same picture quality in a sub $1K projector that a few years ago went for 3.5X the price?

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Where are all the previous Infocus 7200 owners?
What was your upgrade?
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