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post #1 of 12 Old 10-08-2002, 07:47 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm a newbie. I've been trying to read as much as possible to make a decision in purchasing an LCD or DLP projector.

I have a small room with a 10' throw and would probably be sitting about the same distance from the screen, maybe 9'. Am I going to be looking at my picture with screen door if I set it up at these distances with an LCD? I'm looking at getting the HS10, but want to make sure I'm going to have a clear picture.

All help would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 12 Old 10-08-2002, 07:57 AM
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shouldn't be too bad from the little amount of experience I have with projectors. just don't go for a super big screen (it would be annoying anyways to have to move your head to look at different parts of the image...)

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I wasn't looking at doing anything too big, I just want something that is easier to move and more versatile than a big screen HDTV or Plasma.
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Is that the Sony Cineza HS10?

If so, I have seen several posts advising to stear clear of those models.

They have a very poor contrast ratio which is why sony doesnt post them.

IMO you would be better off buying a a different projector..

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The HS10 has not yet even been released, I believe you are referring to the HS-1, which was pretty much universally panned.
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Yes, the Cineza HS10 that has not been released yet. I have not heard anything about these having bad contrast ratios. Has anyone else heard this?
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HS-10 has 700:1 contrast ratio ....


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With that size room, you better look for a projector with a very short throw.

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I certainly agree with Jon. With my LT150 I think I was able to get about 80" wide at about 11ft. There may be projectors around with shorter throws now but about a year ago the the LT150 was about as short as you could get in DLP. Not sure about LCD. If you are only looking to get about 60" or so wide you should be ok for screen door with the newer lcd projectors but it is always best to check things out in person before buying or deal with someone with a really good return policy.
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60" wide was what I was looking at for now. If this is the image size I want, would I still need a short throw lens/projector? At that size I shouldn't notice any screen door on a newer LCD such as the Sony Cineza HS10?
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well do ALL LCD pj suffer from Screen doors ???


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letMein, yes they do depending on the screen size, viewing distance , panel resolution and pixel fill ratio. The one to wait for is the PANASONIC AE300 with ''ANTI SCREEN DOOR TECHNOLOGY''......we'll have to wait and see.

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