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Hypothetical idea, would this be any good?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
So I have looked far and wide for a proper solution when it comes to projector brightness, and I've more or less come to two conclusions:

1) No home theatre projector has strong brightness

2) many classroom projectors do

Now my question is this:

If I were to combine a video processor with a high lumen classroom projector, might I expect a picture quality that might compare to an actual home theater projector?
post #2 of 8
No
post #3 of 8
How much brightness are you needing?

The projector with the best brightness and still maintain somewhat of a home-theater like image is probably the Epson 5010 in the sub-$3k market (still has good blacks in dynamic mode).

Other than that, you are looking at large venue projectors like the Epson g5450 or g5750, a couple of somewhat expensive projectors that can do HT decent and still pump out tons of lumens.
post #4 of 8
Nope, home theater projectors have much better color and contrast than classroom projectors can ever deliver, no matter how much video processing help you give them. You just get a bright home theater projector. The new Epson line (3010, 5010, 5010) is bright enough for any home application.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Yeah, it's mostly for the reason that you can find 4000+ lumen (real world) projectors that are made for classrooms, but nothing close to as good for home theatre projectors..

I am talking capable of being used in complete lightness while still looking pretty sharp & good quality..

I suppose I'll have to look into the Epson, or maybe the Benq W7000 which has quite amazing brightness from what I recall. Too bad.
post #6 of 8
It's hard to know how to answer your question. You might have to share with us what projectors you have been using in the classroom so we see where you are coming from. What classroom projector are you saying has the brightness you like.
These other guys are talking super high end stuff for you, but it hasn't been established how much you know about this stuff.
Once you give model numbers of class room projectors, then these guys can better point you in the right direction.
I'm thinking something like the viewsonic pro8200 is rated as a cross-over projector, meaning you can use it in classroom/business setting and home theater environment. There are others that are cross-over projectors, meaning they do both environments.

What is your budget? Some of us picked up the viewsonic pro8200 for around 650 a month ago. pro8200 has mic input, has plenty of inputs/outputs, is 1080p, 2x10wat speakers built in. Has a 3 year warrenty, was rated as 2nd best projector of 2011 by a few sites. It's a good budget cross-over projector that comes in carrying case and is meant to travel.

I think some of the people here were thinking you want something 3,000-5,000 dollars that would be excellent at both classroom and home theater. So give price point, be realistic and we can be realistic back to you.
post #7 of 8
You do realize that no matter how bright the projector is, as long as there is bright light in the room, your image will never have any BLACK in it.
Black and shades of gray in front projection are created by the absence of light from the projector lens. So in a brightly lit room, there will be no image at all for any part of the image that needs to be darker than the screen is with the projector off.
post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

How much brightness are you needing?

The projector with the best brightness and still maintain somewhat of a home-theater like image is probably the Epson 5010 in the sub-$3k market (still has good blacks in dynamic mode).

Other than that, you are looking at large venue projectors like the Epson g5450 or g5750, a couple of somewhat expensive projectors that can do HT decent and still pump out tons of lumens.

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