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Old 06-17-2002, 09:11 PM - Thread Starter
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I've been reading about this AE-100 and I'm not impressed. I read a little about the Sanyo XW-15, and I'm not impressed less. My last projector was a 2000 lumen DLP from InFocus. I found some sort of digital stutter so I moved it on, but even on "saver" mode I had 1600 lumens and if the sun was up just a bit, or the lights on in the room just a little bit more than dim, it was too bright.

Does everyone watch movies in pitch black rooms?
Does everyone shade and shutter their windows for daytime TV watching?
Do I need a high-gain screen? My wall won't suffice?

Or is 800 lumens just not enough?
I like having a system that uses the wall and when I turn it off, it vanishes. I was considering the Panasonic 711U, but it's out of my price range.


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Old 06-18-2002, 01:40 AM
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One of my favorite nec CRTs has a real ansi lumens rating of about 150, I had to make sure the leds in the receiver where masked before watching a movie. 800 lumens seems like a bonanza :)

Seriously though, 800 lumens is not enough for daytime Tv watching, you may want to try the 75u, but I doubt you'll be happy with less than what you had.
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