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Is there a 4:3 format HD DLP projector? The reason I ask is I like to watch old movies, and if I put up a 4:3 screen, I get the biggest possible image size on the wall. I know I can use a "business"-type projector, but I want a good DLP. Any ideas or suggestions as to why this wouldn't be a good idea?


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The NEC 1100 would be a good candidate.
 

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I second that. NEC 1100 hands down the best 4:3 HT DLP for the money, especially with the recent price drop.
 

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Thirded.


(Is that a word?)
 

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Adding the optional anamorphic lens would give you the best of both worlds, full resolution for all formats.
 

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Where is the NEC 1100 placed or, rather, what are the options? Up to the top of the screen? Up to the top of projected wide screen material? Above the top of the screen? I looked for a manual on the nec site and didn't see one.




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Another thought? My screen will be 96" wide and 54" high, if it is 16:9 (110" diagonal). If 4:3 it will be 96" wide and (if i remember basic algebra) 71" high. First row of seating is 12 feet from screen, although there is space for kids to over flow up to about 9 feet from screen.


With these image sizes / seating positions, and given that it is a 1024x768 chip, any concerns over pixelization / screen door effect?


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The folks are right, the NEC HT1100 is the best choice.


Unhappily, it appears that the world is headed 16X9 for HT projectors. I just made the move myself, to an Infocus 7200. I am very pleased with the 16X9 image especially with HD but, alas, for 4X3 it is a step down.
 

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I second the HT1100. I have the LT240K (about 1 years, but only ~300 hours), and it works perfectly. Never a problem with the equipment.


4x3 looks great. I can honestly say, though, that I'm about to migrate over to 16x9. I don't do much 4x3 anymore.


Actually, if you're interested, drop me a pm.


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I was about to get a HT1100 until I discovered the lens drop (NEC's web site has a calculator that includes this important parameter). You need high ceilings or a diminutive screen for this PJ approx 30" from the ceiling to the screen because of they way they designed its throw. Most HT people I know what a big screen, and dont have that type of ceiling height. NEC engineers clearly live in ivory towers :p
 
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