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Need to replace an Infocus screenplay 777

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Guys,
About 6 or 7 years ago, Alan at AVSCIENCE sold me a screenplay 777. It replaced a Jvc G-11 in my theater and has been fabulous. Recently, it stopped working. I tried new bulbs, but it fires up and shuts down. I realize it could be something minor. But I figure maybe now is the time to look into other options. I haven't been keeping up with technology. Can u give me some suggestions on possible replacements. What I care about is good value, a great picture and ease of operation. (Replacing the bulb in the Jvc was major labor, I never want to do that again). My theater is in the basement with complete light control. The projector must be mounted in the ceiling of a projector room that is behind the theater. It shoots threw a hole in the wall and is about 25 feet away from the screen, which is a 4-3, 8 by 10. It is a Stewart that I bought with the G-11 12 years ago. I would certainly consider also upgrading the screen. I'm looking forward to reviewing ur suggestions. I don't care for 3 D and mainly watch movies, direct tv and play lots of video games.
post #2 of 15
I currently have the 777 in my theater, it replaced a jvc rs55 which had nice contrast but the motion was not acceptable to me, the 3 chip dlp despite its age just killed the jvc in terms of 3d image and pop and brightness. Everyone is different and some people are not bothered by motion of jvcs but I am dlp all the way. There was a member recently who had the 777 and bought the Sony es50 he was happy with the improvements.

It all depend on whats important to you.

I have had an issue finding oem lamps for my 777 (lots of duds) the only thing I would Chang on my 777 is better contrast and 1080p other than that I love it. With that said I have been interested in a led pj, I like the no lamp thing.

Ps I sent you a pm
post #3 of 15
I agree, depending on your budget, a Sony HW50ES could be a great choice if you decide to move away from DLP. DLPs that try to perform with LCOS models these days cost an arm and a leg. The cheapest DLP I'd recommend over the Sony would be the Runco LS-5 and retail for around $6000.

What's your budget and other requirements for your new projector? What screen size/material are you using?
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
I would like to pay less than $10,000. The key thing for me is value. I want a quality picture. I want the best picture for the buck. The 777 is beautiful, I will probably never watch 3D, but am intrigued by what a 1080 might look like. I really wasn't happy with Jvc. The 777 was a huge upgrade in terms of picture quality.
post #5 of 15
What's your screen size? You could pick up a demo or b stock led from runco or dpi. But you may not wanna go bigger than 110 diag. The ls5 might work for you, better contrast,shaper 1080p, but won't have that 3 chip 3d look and colors.
post #6 of 15
Don't judge the new JVC models by the g11's pictue, I've had both along with afew dlp's .I find the picture on my JVC 4810 to be one of the finest I've seen on movies but as with all things people different idea's that might appeal would be the Sony 50 , or the LS5 dlp
post #7 of 15
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My local installer was here yesterday and he was pushing the JVCs, saying good deals can be had on the x-55r because it has been discontinued. Whether I buy a projector from him or not, I wanted to get him geared up to the installation regardless of where I get the projector. He surprised me when he talked about screen size. Since my theater was built 12 years ago, I have a 4-3 screen, 10 ft wide, 8 ft tall. He said I could go 16-9 and add 4 feet in width with only bringing the ht down a few-inches. I sit 19 ft from the screen and the throw is 23 ft. Can the Jvc lite up a screen that huge?
post #8 of 15
No!
post #9 of 15
i think with a screen size that big and coming off a 3 chip dlp you really need another 3 chip to fill that screen with adequate brightness and image quality . but your talking 25k unless you buy used, thats just the reality of it.
post #10 of 15
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My local installer was here yesterday and he was pushing the JVCs, saying good deals can be had on the x-55r because it has been discontinued. Whether I buy a projector from him or not, I wanted to get him geared up to the installation regardless of where I get the projector. He surprised me when he talked about screen size. Since my theater was built 12 years ago, I have a 4-3 screen, 10 ft wide, 8 ft tall. He said I could go 16-9 and add 4 feet in width with only bringing the ht down a few-inches. I sit 19 ft from the screen and the throw is 23 ft. Can the Jvc lite up a screen that huge?

14' wide? That screen had better have 2.0 gain and even then you are talking short lamp life with the JVC. Very poor match in my opinion.
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post #11 of 15
Yes, I'd have to agree with the others, a 14' wide screen would have to be a highpower type and even then it wouldn't be near as bright as the 3chipper . Sony 50 would be a better choice at that size
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, Thanks for all the great advise. I went with the JVC 4810. It seemed like the absolute best bang for my buck. Also going with a 111/2 ft wide screen.
Can't wait to get it all running.
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, Thanks for all the great advise. I went with the JVC 4810. It seemed like the absolute best bang for my buck. Also going with a 111/2 ft wide screen.
Can't wait to get it all running.
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, Thanks for all the great advise. I went with the JVC 4810. It seemed like the absolute best bang for my buck. Also going with a 111/2 ft wide screen.
Can't wait to get it all running.
post #15 of 15
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I sit 19 ft from the screen and the throw is 23 ft. Can the Jvc lite up a screen that huge?

Why do you sit that far away from your screen? With 1080p you will want to move a lot closer !
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