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I think your choice for projector is very good. I have an HS10 by Sony which is 2 generations back from the HS51. I love my projector, and the Xbox looks amazing on it. But when compared to Half Life 2, it looks like dog crap!
I would make sure that if you do it, do it right. You are selling to tech savy people who generally like the new and greatest...and for gaming that's really becoming widescreen gaming. I would make sure that you have a widescreen projector for sure, and a nice screen, get a DaLite or Draper screen that has a pretty descent gain...1.6 or something like that...this will help a ton for any ambient light in the store. If you want to go high end, look at the Stewart Firehawk or Greyhawk screens...or the Vutec Silverscreen. More money, but the picture is suppose to be awesome!
Make sure you hook up all your systems with Componenet (RGB)...forget about Svideo or the red, white and yellow plugs (Composite). There's nothing worse than spending the coin, only to have the end result crappy by using a crappy screen or crappy cables. That doesn't have to mean Monster cables but use the highest connections possible. Also...if you are going to hook up a PC, skip VGA and go with DVI...the digital picture is outstanding! And if you want to really wow them...have a collection of widescreen games on the system like Half Life 2, Far Cry, Need 4 Speed Underground 2, Splinter Cell Pandora tomorrow, etc. and have a kick butt gaming card like the ATI X800 XT. Turn all the eye candy up to high and all the extras on and watch them drool!
I think the final step would be to have a sweet Dolby Digital surround system. Those mini systems these days can pack quite a punch and take up very little space. Get everything fed into that with optical or coaxil digital cables and you will have sound that matches your picture!
You have definitely come to the right forum, if you want to know anything about what I have said above, there is a section of this forum for each part. Good luck in your ventures!!
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