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Hi


first time projectorbuyer is seeking assistance. I've used the search-function but I need some more input.


I'm in the process of buing an entry-level Hometheater Projector. LCD or DLP


In Sweden where I live, two projectors is "hot" right now for hometheater use (in the lower priceline). It's the PLV-30, and the Liesegang DV-235 (also sold as Hitachi CP-S220W/3M 7640). The PLV-30 is the one I planned to buy.


But now I've got a great deal on two used projectors (6 months old, used less than 50 hours, still with warranty) It's the Liesegang DV-335 (Hitachi CP-X320W/3M 7640) XGA/1100 lumens, compared to SVGA/800 lumens of the DV-235. The other one is the ASK M3 (Proxima X350) My price for these two would be the same, about $1800 (MSRP according to ProjectorCentral is about $6500 for all three models)


So what should i buy, they have almost the same specs (XGA, 1100 lumens, all the features I need) one is DLP and one is LCD, the ASK/Proxima is a bit more quiet. A tech. university in Sweden measured the noise level to 28dB!


Is there anyone with one of these projectors at home? I don't have the possibility to see the pictures for myself. All the tests I've found on the ASK/Proxima is for mobile **********esentations and it's great reviews whereever i see. But it can be a whole other story when a analog videosource is connected. The DV-235 is well liked, and getting XGA resulotion can't make it worse.


Or should I go for a new PLV-30? I would have to pay $1000 more for one of those.


This was a bit long, but I really need some assistance in this matter.


/mike


[This message has been edited by Mike R (edited 07-01-2001).]
 

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I use the Proxima with my immersive home theater systems and find them excellent in terms of image quality, contrast and brightness for the cost, not to mention their compact design, rugged metal housing and separate video module. It's one of the few small DLPs that has a relatively narrow projection angle so that it can be further away from the screen (and also produce a small image for my needs) They do get hot though, and the three fans inside it don't cool it effectively. This doesn't affect performance, but don't touch after a long viewing. The inputs are rather limited, but it does have DVI and comes with a DVI to VGA cable. For $1800 its a real bargain, and far better than ANY Infocus DLP, despite being owned by them. I don't know anything about the Hitachi.


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Mike, i'm using a Proxima DX3 with DVI, mine is quite noisy but the picture quality is very good. If you plan to use DVI you must go the HTPC way. I have a very cost effective Matrox G400 + DVI flat panel, and the picture is clearer than VGA, like a giant tft monitor.


The HTPC can also be used as a scaler wuth Dscaler with excellent results on svideo signals.


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I will use mine with s-video connection from my Pioneer 717. I dont have a dedicated room, and the girlfriend would like the living room to stay like a livingroom http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif , so for me HTPC is not an option (yet). Therefore I'm intrested in any comments on these projectors connected to an DVD player via S-video
 

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Hope i don't insult anybody here, but if you put up a grey scale Ramp pattern on a proxima x 350 you will not see a smooth response. the projector appears to not have sufficient bit depth for full grey scale. i also noticed it alot in sequences that are shadowy or cloudy.


I personally feel that it is a way cool itty bitty projector that is great for travelling business people, but for HT it is inadequate.


As far as the DVI goes, It has a DVI-I connector which can accept a full Panel Link or DVI-D signal or it can also accept a VGA signal onto the analog portion of the DVI connector.
 
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