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Best LED projector for home theatre ??

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Whats the best LED projector for home theatre setup ??

thanks
post #2 of 33
Im waiting for the LG HX300, otherwise the Casio Hybrid series offers great resolution output but are expensive and noisy
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ya waiting to see that too. I read its release date is September, that true ?
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The LG HX300G should be available for sale here in the USA by next month, July.
Review of the unit at www.projectorcentral.com.
Expected US list price : $750.
Remote control uses AAA batteries, finally !
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I'm loving the BenQ GP1

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Originally Posted by bruce banner View Post

I'm loving the BenQ GP1

As cool as those mini projectors are, in this day and age if it's not HD it's not a home theater projector. (at least in my opinion.)
post #7 of 33
How are you finding your GP1?
post #8 of 33
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Originally Posted by HiDef360 View Post

Whats the best LED projector for home theatre setup ??

thanks

It depends on how much you want to spend in a LED DLP projector.
The Sim2 for about $ 19,000.00 is a good projector.
post #9 of 33
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Originally Posted by chumpchange21 View Post

How are you finding your GP1?

Its a good entry to projectors.. I haven't turn it off since getting it lol I'm using it as my PC monitor now. Can't wait until HD LEDs!! no $10,000 led projectors please

Some of these manufacturers are crazy?!
post #10 of 33
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Originally Posted by BMaugans View Post

As cool as those mini projectors are, in this day and age if it's not HD it's not a home theater projector. (at least in my opinion.)

No projectors mentioned in this thread are HD.
post #11 of 33
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Originally Posted by HiDef360 View Post

Whats the best LED projector for home theatre setup ??

thanks



You are in the wrong forum, you need to be in the 3,000 dollars and UP forum.



Everything mentioned in here are crappy, NON-HD, BUSINESS projectors. They weren't designed for HT, and they look like utter crap. Buy a used 720p home theater projector and you will be INFINITELY better off.
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Any idea when a 720p or 1080p led projector for under $3,000 will hit the market, or are we a couple years from that? With led projectors will they boot up and shut down faster? Can you turn it off and right back on without hurting the bulb?
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Originally Posted by Verge2 View Post

You are in the wrong forum, you need to be in the 3,000 dollars and UP forum.



Everything mentioned in here are crappy, NON-HD, BUSINESS projectors. They were designed for HT, and they look like utter crap. Buy a used 720p home theater projector and you will be INFINITELY better off.

You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. First of all nothing mentioned here except the benq joybee were designed for home theatre. The two Lgs mentioned were designed specifically for business use. It is only by the recommendation of hundreds of people that they are decent in the home theatre department. Even the joybee was never marketed as a HT projector, just a simple portable pj for cheap, ie; simple powerpoint presentations or student use.

The second issue I have with your statement is everything here being crappy. The LG HX300 and the Casio XJ units are NOT crappy, for you to say otherwise is merely talking out your ass. True, you could be a huge videophile that can justify spending $15k on a HD projector with every gizmo you can think of.

Down to the facts, the OP asked for a good LED HT projector. Typically people specifically looking for LED projectors are looking to spend less money in the long run, ie not spending $400+ every 3000 hours. Yes there are much better quality bulb projectors for HT use, but that is not what the OP is looking for nor is the OP looking for an expensive pj which is why this was asked in the under $3k section. Im done with my rant, please move forward with life...
post #14 of 33
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Originally Posted by Remax View Post

Any idea when a 720p or 1080p led projector for under $3,000 will hit the market, or are we a couple years from that? With led projectors will they boot up and shut down faster? Can you turn it off and right back on without hurting the bulb?

The LG HX300 is near 720p slated for a July release of around $750. They do boot up and shut down faster with much less harm to the "bulb" because it is an LED not a bulb so it doesnt need to heat up. Much like your lcd computer screen now versus the old CRT style which took longer to warm up.
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nerd fight!
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Originally Posted by toastman91 View Post

The LG HX300 is near 720p slated for a July release of around $750. They do boot up and shut down faster with much less harm to the "bulb" because it is an LED not a bulb so it doesnt need to heat up. Much like your lcd computer screen now versus the old CRT style which took longer to warm up.

Not only do the LEDs boot up faster, but, just like the newer headlights on cars that stay on during day light hours where they are cycled on and off so fast you can't see that they are being cycled on and off.

The LEDs in a DLP LED projector, the red, green, blue LEDs are synchronized and cycled even faster than what the color wheel can do.
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Originally Posted by toastman91 View Post

You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. First of all nothing mentioned here except the benq joybee were designed for home theatre. The two Lgs mentioned were designed specifically for business use. It is only by the recommendation of hundreds of people that they are decent in the home theatre department. Even the joybee was never marketed as a HT projector, just a simple portable pj for cheap, ie; simple powerpoint presentations or student use.

The second issue I have with your statement is everything here being crappy. The LG HX300 and the Casio XJ units are NOT crappy, for you to say otherwise is merely talking out your ass. True, you could be a huge videophile that can justify spending $15k on a HD projector with every gizmo you can think of.

Down to the facts, the OP asked for a good LED HT projector. Typically people specifically looking for LED projectors are looking to spend less money in the long run, ie not spending $400+ every 3000 hours. Yes there are much better quality bulb projectors for HT use, but that is not what the OP is looking for nor is the OP looking for an expensive pj which is why this was asked in the under $3k section. Im done with my rant, please move forward with life...


1. That was supposed to say "weren't" i will edit it for you.

2. You are nutts if you think these projectors look even remotely decent, sorry.
post #18 of 33
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Originally Posted by toastman91 View Post

The LG HX300 is near 720p slated for a July release of around $750. They do boot up and shut down faster with much less harm to the "bulb" because it is an LED not a bulb so it doesnt need to heat up. Much like your lcd computer screen now versus the old CRT style which took longer to warm up.


Near 720p ?


1280x720 = 921,600
1024x576 = 589,824

What is that, like 36% less resolution... not so good considering you can get an actual bulb HT projector for 750, that has 720p and doesn't look like crap.
post #19 of 33
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Originally Posted by Verge2 View Post

1. That was supposed to say "weren't" i will edit it for you.

2. You are nutts if you think these projectors look even remotely decent, sorry.

As mention the Benq GP1 I have is not a business projector.. nor does a claim to be a top of the line home theater projector. It does have some outstanding specs like 120% color gamut.. not even some HD projector can match that. And it looks beautiful! Sure, I would like to have a LED HD projector but I haven't found one yet. In the mean time I will continue enjoying my LED projector with no care in the world about bulb life
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"Wahh! Something you like is costs less than my uber-kewl stuff and has some disadvantages that are well known and acceptable to some people (ie. resolution and lower lumen output)! That means it sucks and you're stupid if you like it! Derp!"
post #21 of 33
What would be better for ps3/xbox 360 a dlp led or lcd led? What would have faster response times and less lag?
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Originally Posted by Verge2 View Post

Near 720p ?


1280x720 = 921,600
1024x576 = 589,824

What is that, like 36% less resolution... not so good considering you can get an actual bulb HT projector for 750, that has 720p and doesn't look like crap.

The Xbox 360 has VGA cables and you can set your resolution to 1024x768.

Which equals 786,432. or 85.33 percent of the resolution. A lot of games like Halo 3 and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 play very well on this resolution at a 4:3 ratio. When playing a 4:3 ratio, it's slightly better than watching a 4:3 ratio program on a 16:9 ratio display.

I think XGA might handle DVD material better in general, due to less upscaling. And, most people don't think DVD resolution is crap, and it's only 480p.

I can't tell a big difference better XGA and 720p. It's a lot closer than SVGA.
post #23 of 33
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Originally Posted by toastman91 View Post

You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. First of all nothing mentioned here except the benq joybee were designed for home theatre. The two Lgs mentioned were designed specifically for business use. It is only by the recommendation of hundreds of people that they are decent in the home theatre department. Even the joybee was never marketed as a HT projector, just a simple portable pj for cheap, ie; simple powerpoint presentations or student use.

The second issue I have with your statement is everything here being crappy. The LG HX300 and the Casio XJ units are NOT crappy, for you to say otherwise is merely talking out your ass. True, you could be a huge videophile that can justify spending $15k on a HD projector with every gizmo you can think of.

Down to the facts, the OP asked for a good LED HT projector. Typically people specifically looking for LED projectors are looking to spend less money in the long run, ie not spending $400+ every 3000 hours. Yes there are much better quality bulb projectors for HT use, but that is not what the OP is looking for nor is the OP looking for an expensive pj which is why this was asked in the under $3k section. Im done with my rant, please move forward with life...

It's because lots of people think the LG HX300 will be a great subsitute for 1000 dollar projectors. As it's cheap, long lasting due to LED nature, and gives a decenet projection.
post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by chumpchange21 View Post

It's because lots of people think the LG HX300 will be a great subsitute for 1000 dollar projectors. As it's cheap, long lasting due to LED nature, and gives a decenet projection.


for a grand, you can get a cheap optoma and at LEAST a backup bulb. With a bit of luck you can get 5 or 6,000 hours out of that unit.


The LED's might last 10,000 hours, but do you really think this Chinese made components are meant to last for 10 years. Honestly, look yourself in the mirror and ask that question. This isn't high end stuff.
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Will there be any 720p led projectors released this year?
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Originally Posted by BBQ7 View Post

Will there be any 720p led projectors released this year?

There is already one..

http://www.sivalinstruments.com/proj...jector-mp720b1

I'm a fan of DLP though..

I was once concern about the SiVal MP720B1 lumens(60) but i'm using 70 lumens now in movie mode on the benq GP1 and its quite bright. Now the contrast on the LCOS display(200) is pretty low. The benq GP1 I have is 2000.

I wonder How the contrast will effect the picture... other then that I would have bought one.
post #27 of 33
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Originally Posted by Verge2 View Post

for a grand, you can get a cheap optoma and at LEAST a backup bulb. With a bit of luck you can get 5 or 6,000 hours out of that unit.


The LED's might last 10,000 hours, but do you really think this Chinese made components are meant to last for 10 years. Honestly, look yourself in the mirror and ask that question. This isn't high end stuff.

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verge2 >>> Have you actually seen the LG HX300G in action, to make such bold statements about its abilities to function in a home theater set up ?
Well, i own the LG HS-201 and speaking from EXPERIENCE i can attest to the unit's prowess as an amazing HT pj that, in fact, looks better than my good ol' CRT it replaced, with much better colors, higher onscreen lumens, no misconvergence, no chromatic aberration, lower power consumption, instant on/off, very little heat, etc, etc, etc.
Sure its black level could be a little lower but, for comparison's sake, whenever i used my CRT i always had to raise its brightness level to compensate for its loss in low-level detail in near-black scenes, thus rendering the CRT's only advantage moot...
The LEDs used by LG are manufactured by Luminus Devices in Massachusetts and are considered state-of-the-art, rated at 30.000 hours for half-brightness loss in output, and, last time i checked it, LG is a South Korean company that like any other electronic manufacturer nowadays uses some components made in China, but i'd guess the majority of parts used in the HX300G are made in South Korea, what with LG's extensive R&D facilities, factories, subcontractors and partners.
I agree with your statement that the LG HX300G is not "high end stuff", but no one has stated that here; You see, we are all acutely aware that its list price is $750 and not $12.000, which is the lowest price for a 1920x1080 native pj with an LED engine. Basically we are all looking for the best "bang for the buck" and the HX300G fulfills that premise beautifully, not withstanding your very dismissive and baseless comments about it.
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post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by Verge2 View Post

...do you really think this Chinese made components are meant to last for 10 years. Honestly, look yourself in the mirror and ask that question. This isn't high end stuff.

You should do the same and ask yourself if it's really logical to harbor such a national prejudice against Chinese made products. Some products, maybe, but all products? And do you know which are products of quality and which aren't? Have you tested every Chinese product to reach this conclusion?
post #29 of 33
Is there anywhere you can get the LG HX300G besides from South Korea?
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BBQ7 >>> As of right now, you can get the HX300G from South Korea and also from some European merchants, however, some USA dealers are just beginning to accept pre-orders, so i imagine that's just a matter of days before you'll be able to buy it at Amazon or at Ebay...
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