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3D projector question

post #1 of 13
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What options do I have for a projector in $500 range? Also one thing I'm not sure of is say a projector of a native SVGA resolution anything higher is just cropped right?
post #2 of 13
Sometimes during sales or specials, you can find an Optoma hd20, Acer 6510bd, or a Viewsonic Pro8200 (usually only refurbs) around that price.
There is a place in this forum (dedicated thread area), where people discuss the latest deals and prices.

You want at least 720p Native, but all three of those projectors above are 1080p which is higher than 720p. You don't want anything less than 720p, and if you use a lower resolution PJ sending a higher res signal, it is re-scaled (you had the right idea, but cropped is not the word I would use).

Hope this helps...
post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

Sometimes during sales or specials, you can find an Optoma hd20, Acer 6510bd, or a Viewsonic Pro8200 (usually only refurbs) around that price.
There is a place in this forum (dedicated thread area), where people discuss the latest deals and prices.

You want at least 720p Native, but all three of those projectors above are 1080p which is higher than 720p. You don't want anything less than 720p, and if you use a lower resolution PJ sending a higher res signal, it is re-scaled (you had the right idea, but cropped is not the word I would use).

Hope this helps...

The Acer 6510bd seems like a European projector?
post #4 of 13
Nah, not Euro, they sell it on Newegg.com

There doesn't seem to be any incredible deals I know about in the sub-$1k market atm, but I don't watch it that closely. Check woot.com and keep your eyes open in this part of the forum:
http://www.avsforum.com/f/122/great-found-deals

Also sometimes you can get good deals on used or refurbs (some refurbs even come with warranties).
post #5 of 13
The Trumbull Ct Best Buy shows a Optoma H20 on clearance for $499. I don't know how close it is to you, but you can actually add it to your cart online but you have to go to the store for pickup.
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by Sonyad View Post

The Trumbull Ct Best Buy shows a Optoma H20 on clearance for $499. I don't know how close it is to you, but you can actually add it to your cart online but you have to go to the store for pickup.
It's not that far but that's not a 3D ready projector.
post #7 of 13
Sorry, once I started reading the thread, I forgot the 3d in the title.
post #8 of 13
I did the same thing, I forgot to look at the title that says "3D", so my recommendations were all bunk. I often read threads without reading titles. I guess the Benq w710st or something might suffice, looks like he will need to stick with a 720p. If he spent a little more, might be able to find an Acer 9500bd refurb or used.
post #9 of 13
At least the Acer h6510 is 3d, but it hasn't hit the $500 range yet.
post #10 of 13
you want a 3d ready projector for $500? get the optoma gt750e.

bought it for $580 two weeks ago and i upgraded to a more expensive projector because im projecting a huge screen that needs 1080p and i sit way too close.

you can PM me and ill sell it to you for $520 shipped. it has 9 hours on the bulb.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by kevinlg View Post

you want a 3d ready projector for $500? get the optoma gt750e.

bought it for $580 two weeks ago and i upgraded to a more expensive projector because im projecting a huge screen that needs 1080p and i sit way too close.

you can PM me and ill sell it to you for $520 shipped. it has 9 hours on the bulb.

NVM sold it for $600 yay
post #12 of 13
If you look, eBay is filled with hundreds of gametimes with broken dlp chips. Good riddance to one of those.
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Verge2 View Post

If you look, eBay is filled with hundreds of gametimes with broken dlp chips. Good riddance to one of those.

I've never heard of any broken gametimes.. I've heard far more for the Acer H360
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