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Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP

ryan1685's Avatar ryan1685
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I have a choice to purchase either items. I was wondering If I had a light controlled room with a 1.2 gain screen which unit would produce better CR and PQ
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The HD7100 has higher contrast, best optics also. But I couldn't use a Tosh HD-DVD player with it without using the HD7300 scaler.
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The HD7100 has higher contrast, best optics also. But I couldn't use a Tosh HD-DVD player with it without using the HD7300 scaler.

Hey GM,

Are you saying that if I bought this PJ, it would not work with HD DVD or Blu Ray?

Thanks,

bdbaba
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I couldn't get it to sync up with my Tosh HDa1, I did when I had the HD3000 scaler hooked up to it. Not sure about the Blue Ray. I'm going to talk to Wing more about why the HD7100 couldn't link with the first HD-DVD player, let's see what I come up with. Another thing the HD7100 was alot brighter than the HD73, more than 33% brighter testing with my light meter.
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I couldn't get it to sync up with my Tosh HDa1, I did when I had the HD3000 scaler hooked up to it. Not sure about the Blue Ray. I'm going to talk to Wing more about why the HD7100 couldn't link with the first HD-DVD player, let's see what I come up with. Another thing the HD7100 was alot brighter than the HD73, more than 33% brighter testing with my light meter.

Thanks GM!!!

You are very fast. I have a Marantz VP 4001 right now. I love the pic overall--great blacks. However, I cannot put up with the "Bowing" screen. This should not be happening. I think it is going to go back where it came from--not very happy with Marantz at this time on any level. I am looking for a replacement, until I can afford 1080P

This HD 7100 seems to fit the bill with its short throw and lens shift. A bit worried about the bulb, but I will get a mack Warranty for it.

I am looking forward about what you find out from Wing. I would not want to buy this if i could not use Hd DVD or Blu Ray.

Thanks again. I will keep checking the thread, but if you want to PM me, that would be great as well.

Aloha,

bdbaba
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Hey GM,

Also wondering if you have seen the Infocus 7210 in action. Same price as the Optoma 7100--no lens shift and longer throw.

Any advice?

bdbaba
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The 7100 won't accept 1080p so just feed it 1080i or 720p. 7210 is a great projector, but early models were loud and bulbs are expensive
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Tom, I guess this question really is for you. I have a H79 that I'm trying to get to work with the digital output from a XA2. My question to Toshiba and its response (it didn't work) follow. Have you been able to get any of your Hxx Optomas to sync with a Toshiba HD player since the 2.5 formware upgrade? If so, how? Thanks very much. Cordially,

"Dear F.J.,

"Thanks for writing!

"I apologize for the inconvenience.

"Try resetting your unit by unplugging it from the electrical outlet for at least three minutes. If you continue having difficulty, I recommend contacting our Customer Solutions Department at
1-800-319-6684. They are available Mon-Fri, 8AM to 7PM Central time.

Please have your model and serial number available if you call.

Cubrina
Toshiba Customer Service

--Original Message--
From: jaywills@earthlink.net
Date: 10/22/2007 5:25:34 AM
To: customer_support@tacp.com
Subject: TACP Web Email: Product Related Question

Submitted from TACP Web Site on 10/22/2007 at 3:24:01 AM

I have one of your HD-DVD players, the HD-XA2. I also have an Optoma H79 DLP projector, which has a DVI digital input. Although I've had the same colorspace and Black crush problems experienced by many on the AVS boards, I at least could get the Toshiba to handshake with the Optoma if I used a HDMI-DVI cable direct from the player to the projector. Now, after "upgrading" to firmware 2.5, I can't get any picture from the Toshiba to the projector using the digital inputs. If I use component, I can get them to work, but I've sacrificed the upconverting abilities of the Toshiba that I paid extra to get. Help. please. I'm MUCH more inclined to sell (and swear off ever buying another) the Toshiba player than I am to sell the projector, which cost several thousand dollars more. Thanks."
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but early models were loud and bulbs are expensive

Hi,
Can you elaborate on the early models vs. later models having different noise levels? Is there a location where this is stated by Infocus to be corrected? I looked at the firmware release notes up to 1.2 (latest) and I did not see any mention of the noise being addressed.
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I asked this in the other HD7100 thread in the >3000 forum but thought I'd try here since this one seems more active. Is there any evidence that the 7300 has had fewer lamp problems than the 7100? If so, is it because of the scaler?
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I read a post by someone who bought one when they were first out and just bought one with the recent deal as a second projector. He said his second one was much quieter. Anecdotal of course.
ryan1685's Avatar ryan1685
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Can anyone give some insight on the; Optoma Hd7100 V.S HD DT-500 focusing mostly on PQ. I understand, that one unit is DC3 and the other is DC2, though I've read many posts regarding the two chips and many illustrate that there is little difference between the two.
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