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post #121 of 132 Old 08-09-2007, 05:38 AM
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Does anyone know if this unit will do 92" at 12 feet? I know it's not supported in the manual, but an installer is saying it will. Seems to me Sharp would have very little reason to greatly under report throw distance.

I have mine at 10.5 feet for a 92" without zoom.

I want to hear opinions from people who don't have a dog in the fight.
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post #122 of 132 Old 08-09-2007, 06:25 PM
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I have mine at 10.5 feet for a 92" without zoom.

Thanks.

Without any zoom at 10.5 feet your setup is in line with the reported specs (I think 10'6" was the max distance for 92"). It sounds like it would be impossibe to keep the size at 92" a foot and half further back, so this installer is way off.
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I saw Forum sponsor VisualApex has a $200 rebate for the Optoma HD7100 for the month of October bringing the total shipped cost to $1049.

If you are having issues with placement of this PJ (VP4001, Z3K) and cannot get the Z12K MII for the low price, it is worth looking at the HD7100 for its lens shift and placement flexibility.

Art had compared the HD7100 and Sharp z3K:

XV-Z3000 vs. Optoma HD7100

Of the projectors out there selling for under $3000 this Sharp is definitely one of my favorites. It's ability to produce black levels rivalling other DLP projectors that use the Darkchip3 processor instead of its Darkchip2, plus excellent color out of the box, and lots and lots of usable lumens, make it one of my two favorite projectors in the price range. The other, would be Optoma's HD7100, which uses the Darkchip3. I should note that I believe the Sharp outperforms the Optoma at both black levels and shadow detail. The Optoma, has, going for it, lens shift, so it is a far, far more flexible projector in terms of placement, but if that wasn't an issue, I would favor the Sharp.



BTW - I am not a fan of Optoma so I am not sure what issues this PJ has.

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How's the fan noise? It would be about 3ft max right above my head. Will it be excessive?
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It is a tad noisy if you are underneath or slightly behind and on the left side, but the picture for the price is unbeatable in my opinion. THat is only if the fan is in high mode where I keep mine so the bulb lasts longer. The wife sits there and has never mentioned it. Any normal audio and you instantly forget about it until the movies over! I have no regrets, although I do plan to box mine in eventually.
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Is the High Contrast + Eco lamp mode too dim or does it provide good "punch" still? How's 1080i deinterlacing?
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I find those settings too dim for my tastes, but I like a bright, dynamic picture. Some of the lower fan settings were right on the border for me, but since I decided to keep the fan on high, I just went for the brighter settings. As far as 1080i de-interlacing I have no idea what you are talking about. I can say you need to sit about 8 feet away before you notice any pixilation and that's with a standard definition DVD.
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I cheat mine (Marantz version) a little in the HC+Eco mode. I run it with the contrast boosted a tad and BC2. This gives it just enough oomph for my 120" screen.

Although I confess I sometimes switch between Narrow and Medium depending on the film.


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Are you both using white screens? I have my eye on a DT500, so wondered if I should worry about it.
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I have the DT-500 and project onto a 92" matte white screen. I leave mine (for the most part) on Eco & HC which yields me the best picture. I admit that sometimes when I play dark movies (Underworld) that I switch to HB but I never need to increase the fan speed. I can only hear it if I listen for it, for the most part it just disappears when the movie starts.

I previously had the Sanyo Z4 which was absolutely silent and had some apprehensions about getting a louder projector but I tell you, five minutes into the first movie and all those worrisome thoughts went away. This is a fabulous projector. Much better than the Sanyo.

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Why do put it in H.B. for dark movies? Wouldn't it raise black levels?
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Yeah but sometimes it just looks better, don't ask me why it just does. It's nice to have the choice though!

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