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optoma hd20 vs optoma hd66 need help!

post #1 of 11
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i didnt find anything for specifically for these 2. im leaning now towards either the hd 66 or the hd20 the hd20 is alittle more money but its 1080p vs the hd66 that is 720- but is also 3d. im screen is home made and its a 104" by 44" screen. mostly likeyl the projector will be sitting on my coffee table about 6 ft from the screen. what should i get. i found the hd66 for 595 idk about the hd20. i will be using it for a computer monitor, for playing xbox 360, for watching movies, and cable tv. basically everything. which has the better pitcure and what would be the better by for my needs? thanks u for the help in advance
post #2 of 11
A 6ft throw?? And it seems that your homemade screen is scope-ratio (2.39:1). You would need an anamorphic lens to make any of these native 16:9 projectors in your price range fit the image perfectly on it.

For the HD20 or HD66, the largest screen (16:9) you could have is 55" diagonal at that throw distance.

I would recommend a short-throw projector like the Optoma GameTime GT720 for example. It also supports 3D as a bonus.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Opto...ulator-pro.htm
post #3 of 11
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i could possibly mount it behind my ceiling fan but that would be more like a 12 ft throw would that be better? and would the fan shake the projector?
post #4 of 11
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i could possibly mount it behind my ceiling fan but that would be more like a 12 ft throw would that be better? and would the fan shake the projector?

As long as you mounted it so that the fan would not obstruct the light path. As for vibration, I have no clue. I doubt it though if the fan is mounted securely and doesn't wobble.

A 12 ft throw puts you back in the area where a longer throw projector like the HD20 or HD66 would more suit you though.
post #5 of 11
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i ahvent really seen anything about this Optoma GameTime GT720 is it better than the hd66?
post #6 of 11
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i ahvent really seen anything about this Optoma GameTime GT720 is it better than the hd66?

Check the review here:
http://www.gamingnexus.com/Article/O.../Item2679.aspx

I have GT720, and I love it; still waiting for Optoma to complete their firmware and hardware update to get the official 3D vision support.

If you are looking for short throw 720p 3D ready projector, another option is Dell S300 series; I considered that before I made my move on the GT720, but I heard lots of story (negative) about Dell's support with projector...
post #7 of 11
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i think im gonna go with the GT720. i found a store selling it for 574 new so i think im getting it. i didnt even think of throw distance. cause i dont even think i have enough space to make the screen i want with one of the other ones. will this projector do 2.35:1 i have a screen i made to those dimensions. and does it do it in all inputs or just a few? and does it look good. how does it fair vs the othe projectors i mentioned?
post #8 of 11
Well, the GT720 is definately not in the same league (resolution wise) as HD20 (since it's 1080p - comparing apple and orange), but in terms of dark scene display performance since both GT720 and HD66 use Dark Chip 3, it should be better than HD20 (since it is only on Dark Chip 2); essentially the GT720 core engine is the same as the HD66, except the lens.

This projector is not designed to do 2:35:1, but it does support 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10 (natively) very well. But with that price you are paying for, that is certainly worth while to try it out if I am you.
post #9 of 11
If you don't mind my asking, where did you find it for that price?
post #10 of 11
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http://www.electrocloseout.com/Produ...tCode=OPTGT720 just dont buy them all before i can get one and what would i have to do to get it to a 2.35:1 because thats the size of my screen. and would 16:9 be much different? and does it do widescreen on every input?
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by hartastic View Post

http://www.electrocloseout.com/Produ...tCode=OPTGT720 just dont buy them all before i can get one and what would i have to do to get it to a 2.35:1 because thats the size of my screen. and would 16:9 be much different? and does it do widescreen on every input?

might want to read this first
http://www.resellerratings.com/store...oseOut#reviews

doesnt sound good
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