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I have an AE-500U 5200 hours with 925 on present bulb.

Im starting to get the blue haze from the polarizer I think

Im going to pull it down and clean it just for peace of mind


MY QUESTION IS:

What is a good projector to get Budget minded(wife Approval)1500 limit

I use hdtv ,htpc and now a Ps3

Im still on the fence on getting 1080p

I could see raindow effect on dlp's when I purchased this one

thats Why I went LCD

but with the blue haze is it going to happen again with LCD?

Any thoughts Ideas would be great

Thanks

Chris
 

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well I was looking around since I havent been intrested in a new projector till now

and three are right in the budget area

sanyo plv-z5

panasonic ax200u

Epson home cinema 720
 

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well I was looking around since I havent been intrested in a new projector till now

and three are right in the budget area

sanyo plv-z5

panasonic ax200u

Epson home cinema 720

Sanyo Z5's are all on back order, many believe that they are being phased out. It is a great machine though. Either of the other two are excellent choices too. The Panasonic is a light canon and has smoothscreen technology, which many people like. Some people call it the poor man's 1080p projector. The Epson is an editors choice on one site. And according to one online writer nudges the panny out in a few areas.


Personally, I went with the AX200. I love it. For me, it was the best overall value in it's price range. It gives a great picture and is really very good right out of the box.


One other thing: You could spend a little more up front money, and quickly go for the Mitusubishi 4900 and get the rebate later if having a 1080p projector is important to you.


To be honest, though, I don't think you can go wrong with either of the three that you are thinking about. But for me in the end it had to be the panasonic.

 

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Originally Posted by jacwood /forum/post/12936978


Well here goes and Im sure this has been asked a million times

flame on flame on


I have an AE-500U 5200 hours with 925 on present bulb.

Im starting to get the blue haze from the polarizer I think

Im going to pull it down and clean it just for peace of mind


MY QUESTION IS:

What is a good projector to get Budget minded(wife Approval)1500 limit

I use hdtv ,htpc and now a Ps3

Im still on the fence on getting 1080p

I could see raindow effect on dlp's when I purchased this one

thats Why I went LCD

but with the blue haze is it going to happen again with LCD?

Any thoughts Ideas would be great

Thanks

Chris

I had the same problem with my HS10. The blue filter is going bad.


I just bought the Mitsu HC4900. It is the lowest price 1080p projector you can buy today. It is below your budget after rebate. Look to the forum sponsor (orange box) above.


People complain that the blacks are not good enough, but 7500:1 was much better than my 700:1. I am impressed with the machine. It will certainly be an upgrade from your AE500U.
 

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You are already very accustomed to the Panasonic look and feel. If you really liked your previous Panny, you will most likely be very satisfied with a new Panny. The AX200u fits your description.
 

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Originally Posted by jacwood /forum/post/12936978


Well here goes and Im sure this has been asked a million times

flame on flame on


I have an AE-500U 5200 hours with 925 on present bulb.

Im starting to get the blue haze from the polarizer I think

Im going to pull it down and clean it just for peace of mind


MY QUESTION IS:

What is a good projector to get Budget minded(wife Approval)1500 limit

I use hdtv ,htpc and now a Ps3

Im still on the fence on getting 1080p

I could see raindow effect on dlp's when I purchased this one

thats Why I went LCD

but with the blue haze is it going to happen again with LCD?

Any thoughts Ideas would be great

Thanks

Chris

Since you are leaning towards LCD, I'd have a look-see into units employing the D7 chips. I'm reading many favorable reviews on such.
 
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