Originally Posted by Red-3
I bought my 52" rear projection TV seven years ago, when projectors were in my opinion too unreliable and expensive. My TV, with its VGA input has given me a pleasing, but not 'perfect' 600p image.
I've been watching the market ever since with an eye on projector technology. The HD80 looks like it might be the replacement I've been awaiting for my aging TV.
On reading this thread and seeing a few concerns, I have a few questions for those of you who own one.
My dedicated Home Theatre room is in a light controlled environment. The room is 13ft from wall to wall. According to distance calculations this should allow a 96" diagonal screen. Perfact for my room. The back wall is an internal wall which can be modified to project through. So the plan is to build a shelf behind the wall and make a hole in the wall and project through - very much like a projection room into a commercial theatre.
My ceilings are fairly low (just under 7ft) and I have read that this may be problematic with this model.
Could you confirm if I would encounter problems?
The HD80's output is so sharp, vivid, and free from geometric distortion that its like having a 96" LCD on my wall
It produces the most pixel perfect image I have ever seen (I use my PC with the HD80 extensively). As someone coming from a great Sony 53" RPTV myself, I can assure you you'll be blown away.
You'll have to tilt the projector up slightly (the front feet are adjustable), and tilt the screen slightly to avoid using keystone correction, but your efforts will be well rewarded.