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I doubt you'll get too much response here as this projector wasn't released in the U.S.(at least I don't think it was).The 1200 x 480 is the pixel count not the resolution.I doubt the resolution is even vga compatible(the projector has no computer inputs).Basically it is a cheap,dim (70 ansi lumens)projector with lots of screen door.In a totally dark room with a screen size of sub 60inches diagonal(1.5m)the picture is just about acceptable provided you haven't seen a decent projector in action.Go to www.homecinemachoice.com where I think there is still a (favourable)review ,also in the forum there it is worth doing a search. Hope this helps.
 

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How much do you mean by cheap?
 

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Once upon a time that might have been a decent cheap projector.


Now any number of projectors will give you a far better picture for the money.


For $1800 you could buy a new Sharp M10s here in the States and have it shipped to Norway.


It will trounce the model you mention in all areas.


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As I said 1200 x 480 is the pixel count NOT the resolution.An svga lcd panel(800 x 600)usually requires something like 1.4 million pixels (not 480,000).Please trust me on this,I owned a Sharp xv320,a similar projector,and it was pretty low resolution.My Philips is an svga(800 x 600)data projector but has a single TFT panel with 1,440,000 pixels.
 

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Hi there.

Have anyone trid the Sharp XV-C20E LCD-projector? I'm considering buying it as a cheap entry into the world of projectors. It's supposedly got good picture quality. the resolution is interesting at 1200x480 pixels. Does this mean it can display a 16:9 signal by using 853x480 pixels?


What size screen can I use with complete control of lighting? I was thinking of buying a 2x2m screen for future proofing. Will 1,5 gain bee enough for the Sharp?


Thanks in advance

Tor Arne Hustvedt

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You can also still get a Sony W400Q for less than that.... check eBay.


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Quote:
Originally posted by meva:
As I said 1200 x 480 is the pixel count NOT the resolution.An svga lcd panel(800 x 600)usually requires something like 1.4 million pixels (not 480,000).Please trust me on this,I owned a Sharp xv320,a similar projector,and it was pretty low resolution.My Philips is an svga(800 x 600)data projector but has a single TFT panel with 1,440,000 pixels.
The reason a SVGA projector requires 1.44 million is because it has three TFT-panels. Each panel has 480,000 pixels. The XV-C20E has one panel with 576,000 pixels. That's what the manual says.


What Philips projector do you have? Is it the ProScreen 4100?
 

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Yes it is a 4100 and it only has one panel not 3,made up of 480,000 blue pixels,480,000 green pixels and 480,000 red pixels.The xvc20 has 1 panel made up of 576,000 pixels,192,000 blue,192,000 red etc,etc,.An svga dispay requires that each pixel in the 800 x 600 array can display in red,green or blue so the the xvc-20e is not capable of svga display.It is a LOW resolution projector.PLEASE believe me because I KNOW!!!Apologies if you have accepted my point and are just making observations.I paid less than $1800 for the Philips.
 
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