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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-18-2014, 12:58 PM
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Posted By Mik James
Budget: Sub 1000. Just curious of any...

Budget: Sub 1000.

Just curious of any previously decent projectors with good dynamic iris's that might be found when old stock is cleared out or the like.

I sense what i'm thinking of may be...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-18-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Mik James
Sounds like they intentionally nerfed the 2030? ...

Sounds like they intentionally nerfed the 2030?
I thought it was relatively easy for a 3lcd to match or beat a dlp for native and dynamic contrast.
With the dynamic iris one would think the 2030...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-18-2014, 10:20 AM
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Posted By Mik James
If you cleaned/moved multiple lenses or even one...

If you cleaned/moved multiple lenses or even one you may have knocked out of balance what is likely a precise alignment. What you are seeing may be severe chromatic aberration or it could be minimal...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-18-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By Mik James
Older/Cheap 3D Dlp or Lcd With Excellent Dynamic Iris Implementation?

My preference is towards dlp but i'd consider an lcd as well if the motion performance is better than the average for lcd.

I'm curious of older projectors that had good dynamic iris...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-10-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Mik James
It's annoying that they don't let you take the...

It's annoying that they don't let you take the backlight down as far as you want it to go for dynamic contrast.

I hear there is a shift of some sort when going too low with leds but regardless...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-09-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Mik James
Any thoughts? Not saying i'm going to mess...

Any thoughts?

Not saying i'm going to mess with anything at the moment. Nor would I recommend it.
I'm just curious what all of those adjustments do and whether any of them control the amount of...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-06-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Mik James
Acer K330 Service Menu Led Calibration For Better Dynamic Contrast?

I noticed there are led calibration controls in the service menu with values for each color labeled something like (R: x,y,Y,S) (G: x,y,Y,S) (B: x,y,Y,S) as well as dc max and Rgb current. Is it...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-13-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Mik James
If the iris isn't something your interested in,...

If the iris isn't something your interested in, you might strongly consider an older generation Jvc as you might find an older one at a good price with or without 3d. If I'm not mistaken even Jvcs...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-11-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Mik James
Yes and no. There are different ways to go about...

Yes and no. There are different ways to go about it. Even with projection setups ambient light can be used to improve perceived contrast with a darker screen if you give up some light output (or you...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   08-24-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By Mik James
Is Matte/Flat Indoor/Spandex Paint Truly Flat Compared to Fabric?

A little background: I've had a bit of fun recently trying to find a good mix of dark vs gloss. I started in the worst way possible with a (supposedly light black) semi gloss paint that turned out...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-22-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Mik James
Welcome to the forum :) Not a great start though,...

Welcome to the forum :) Not a great start though, "not a complete piece of crap" doesn't give one much to go on for recommendations.

1) Room light control
2) Throw distance and desired screen...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-22-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Mik James
To each their own I suppose. Bulb/color wheel...

To each their own I suppose.
Bulb/color wheel based wasn't as practical for me.

I wanted a minimum of rainbows and i'm not sure a bulb based can manage dynamic contrast well without a dynamic...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-22-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Mik James
I suppose it wouldn't be avs forum if there...

I suppose it wouldn't be avs forum if there weren't suggestions abound of 700$ projectors when the op likely originally posted about cheap 100$ knockoffs :p
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-22-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Mik James
Does this imply projectors costing less are not...

Does this imply projectors costing less are not worth owning?
Comparing the Acer k330 vs budget to midrange Samsung plasmas it is working out well for me so far.
Dynamic contrast is well...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-21-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Mik James
No worries, If your looking for long lamp hours...

No worries, If your looking for long lamp hours and a good entry level projector check out Acer's line of Led projectors. There are other brands as well (Lg. Optoma, Dell, Viewsonic) but I think...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-19-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Mik James
Look for a deal on a new or used projector on...

Look for a deal on a new or used projector on ebay. Ideally something led or laser based since you won't want to be paying for bulbs (keep in mind led projectors are NOT particularly bright). There...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-19-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Mik James
Stay away from them, projector scams are common....

Stay away from them, projector scams are common. Decent brand name entry level projectors are only a few hundred dollars. Specs are useless on knockoff projectors, I've seen 320x240 projectors...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-18-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By Mik James
No worries, I have found and read one the main...

No worries, I have found and read one the main threads on black screen research and any fault is completely my own here.
I didn't realize how dark the paint was nor did I give much thought to what a...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-16-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By Mik James
There was very noticeable hot spotting with semi...

There was very noticeable hot spotting with semi gloss. To the point where white sparkled and half the image was about 1/4 as bright as the center. It seems as though even flat latex indoor paint...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-16-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By Mik James
First attempt with a semi gloss black failed...

First attempt with a semi gloss black failed miserably :p It turned out darker than it looked in store, which is to say far to dark. Now I know why ambient light rejecting screens cost so much. Just...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-15-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By Mik James
Didn't mean to sound like a prick there in my...

Didn't mean to sound like a prick there in my last post, It just didn't seem like the poster is open to advice.

Basically we don't have a lot to go on here. Room brightness and screen size is...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-14-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By Mik James
Not necessarily, yours isn't overly bright...

Not necessarily, yours isn't overly bright either:
http://www.projectorcentral.com/viewsonic_pro8100.htm.

I'm not sure lumens scale quite as neatly/linearly as one would like where the human...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-14-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By Mik James
You might consider an led unit as well. ACER has...

You might consider an led unit as well. ACER has some cost effective options like k132.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-14-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By Mik James
I might, but i'm pretty well set for now. I got...

I might, but i'm pretty well set for now. I got permission to paint my apartment wall black as long as I repaint when I leave. So i'll give that a go with semi gloss light black/dark gray and see how...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   08-13-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By Mik James
By texture i'm basically deciding whether to...

By texture i'm basically deciding whether to paint directly on the wall or on a smooth surface material that I can purchase. I am only dealing with 720p at ~90". So i don't believe to much detail...
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