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post #1 of 8 Old 10-07-2002, 09:31 PM - Thread Starter
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For those who don't know the specs:

Viewsonic PJ350 Quickspecs:
0.7" single chip DLP, 500:1, 1100Lumens, XGA, DVI-I, HDTV Compatible, 4:3 & 16:9 modes
2000hrs+lamp life, econo-mode, $4600-Canadian Dollars.

Is this projector too good to be true? I would love to know if anyone has seen this projector in action. I would like to know what the "rainbow factor" is for this projector and DVD performance. Looking to attach this sucker to my DVI-I on my GeForce 3 running NVDVD 1.71's beautiful de-interlacing performance.

The only thing that boggles my mind is that there is no Component input so how the heck does it accept HDTV signals, any ideas? Another question how can this projector change to 16:9 mode when running a HTPC?, does it just drop the black borders when NVDVD is playing fullscreen?

Any help or experiences or where to find a running demo of this Projector in the Toronto area is greatly appreciated.


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No. there are much better for a lot less.

in both LCD and DLP higher contrast - WXGA
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I tried that projector out already. For me it was too loud. I don't know its exact specs, but two of its 'brothers' (other projecters that are essentially the same but different names) haves specs of 35 dBa and 37 dBa. I personally didn't like it, picture didn't seem to pop out enough for me. AFAIK its a 1x wheel, and yes I did see rainbows. This is definitly a business class projector that has a place in the conference room but not your living room. Look else where, better deals are abound, specificly for DLP the sharp M20X, just as loud however, but 3X color wheel, and has gotten rave reviews. And of course you got your Ae300's and HS-10's the rest of us will be yapping about for months to come.... :)
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If you're still interested in it, you might want to give Duocom a call and ask if they carry this projector in their demo pool. You can call them and set up a demo to view and try out the projector. I'm not sure if they have these but i think they carry viewsonic products.

btw, i've seen these go for around $4450 Canadian.


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My guess is that it would accept HDTV signals through a D-SUB15 connector. Many pj's these days have an autosensing input that can handle PC and HDTV signals automatically. I agree with the above posts in that it doesn't strike me as great specs or price.
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..it has a DVI input with a multi input adapter to it for componet video and 15 pin vga. Only thing cool about the unit is that it comes with a LOT of cables and configuration options, and a really nice soft leather case for the projector. Still can't recomend the thing though.
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It doesn't sound so good to me, especially for that price.
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Thanks for everyone's input, I won't be purchasing it, its Just that InFocus and other models in Canada $$ are expensive
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