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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Budget is 1000-1800
Distance will be about 18 1/2 feet ceiling mounted.
I'd like at least 100 inch screen but bigger sizes possible. I have about 8ft wide and about 5 ft tall spot.
I want 3d and would prefer dlp link as I hear it's superior.
I do see the rainbow effect but I heard if the wheel is fast enough it makes it a lot more reasonable.
post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 
Anyone?
post #3 of 9
give it a little time.

The MITS HC-4000 is still very good. Benq W-6000 or 7000 should work too but not at 3d and no DLP link. you need at least a 6 speed color wheel or you will see RBE.

Not sure if the HD line will fit. Have you been to projectorcentral and searched using your criteria?
post #4 of 9
The only 1080p - 3D projectors in that price range are the Acer9500bd, the Optoma hd33/hd3300 (hd3300 is slighty brighter but same projector), and the Epson 3010.

Between these three choices, you can eliminate the 9500bd due to the 4x color wheel. That leaves the Optoma hd33 vs. the Epson 3010. Epson has the better customer service and warranty, but the Optoma has the rich DLP look. If it were me, I'd take the Optoma hd33, but I'd do more research on it first. The Epson 3010 is brighter if 3D brightness is your main concern.'

I like DLP better for gaming and 3D and the pixel fill is much higher producing a more punchy and film-like image, both at the same time.
post #5 of 9
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What's a good universal ceiling mount or the hd33? I need to be able to adjust it up and down.
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

The only 1080p - 3D projectors in that price range are the Acer9500bd, the Optoma hd33/hd3300 (hd3300 is slighty brighter but same projector), and the Epson 3010.

Between these three choices, you can eliminate the 9500bd due to the 4x color wheel. That leaves the Optoma hd33 vs. the Epson 3010. Epson has the better customer service and warranty, but the Optoma has the rich DLP look. If it were me, I'd take the Optoma hd33, but I'd do more research on it first. The Epson 3010 is brighter if 3D brightness is your main concern.'

I like DLP better for gaming and 3D and the pixel fill is much higher producing a more punchy and film-like image, both at the same time.

I thought the HD33 had a 3X six segment color wheel. Anyway I have the Acer 9500 and have not seen any rainbows. The Acer 9500 trounces the HD33 in black level and shadow detail, go check the reviews at projectorreviews dot com, Art calls it an ultra high contrast projector. Too bad he has not completed the comparisons part of the review. Also the Acer has Frame Interpolation in 3D and the iris is active giving much better blacks in 3D. Acer also has horizontal and vertical lens shift making it easier to mount. It's quite a bit bigger and heavier machine too, does this equate to better build quality, I don't know.
post #7 of 9
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My local av guy can't get it and I really don't want to pay full retail for it. Any suggested places to get one?
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Xereau View Post

My local av guy can't get it and I really don't want to pay full retail for it. Any suggested places to get one?

You can do a quick google search and come up with a couple places right away, don't want to mention them as they are not sponsors here. You can P.M. me also. When it first went on sale there were $200 discounts but as demand rose and those places sold out the price went back up. I just checked its only $100 more now than what I paid, still well within your budget.
post #9 of 9
Still waiting for big river to come down on prices. Would they pm to the egg ?
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