The cine 6 is a video projector; no data, you can display maximum vga so It depends for what you are going to use it: The Cine7 is multimedia compatible (up to 69khz I think); so HDTV, HTPC, digital camera, computersources, DVD... different formats can be displayed. The Cine 6 is not fully HDTV compatible for example. So in that view the 7 is a more future proof pj.
When you only display a video source the difference will be minor; when displaying DVD,.. the difference will be bigger.
With is also good es that a Cine 7 comes with line doubler, tripler and quadrupler, a Cine 6 can only double so that's a big point already. Big differences are also the higher light output, higher resolution, better colors and the sharper image (correct me if I am wrong).
So my vote goes out to the Cine7.
For me it is worth the difference but you have to decide for ourself if it's worth the extra money.
The Cine 6 goes up tp 38kHz scan rate so it will do 1080i (33kHZ) but not 720P or 1080P. The best you can do is 600x800 which is good enougt for a 7 inch CRT in 16x9 mode, no 72/75 or 100/120 Hz though!
I have a Cine 7 but I have to say the Cine 6 is still a very good pj.
The linedoubler or multiplier the Barcos come with are no good. If you can get them without these your better off.
The Cine 7 can be equipped with the LimoPro multiplier, when the Cine6 is normally already equipped with the same feature as default (limited to the 2x capability, of course, due the fact that it will work at no more than 38 Khz).
Do not underevaluate the differences in terms of image quality, anyway. If you can spend the required difference in $, keep thinking about the Cine7, IMO.
Concerning the scaler, I'd buy a Cine7 without the LimoPro option. I'd use an HTPC as the best possible source... in any case, even the IscanPRO will give better results, IMO.
AFAIK the LIDO is not poduced anymore (discontinued). All the Barco newer models (for HT purposes) can be equipped with the LimoPro option, in particular, the Cine6 comes already equipped with it (working only at 2x).
If it is feeded a signal at 15 khz on the Cine6, the LimoPro is automatically activated, in the other cases, (at greater frequencies, until 38 khz), it is automatically bypassed so, it's very easy, to use whatever line doubler you want. In any case the pj will not display any interlaced image.
I aggree on the fact that it would be better to buy the Cine7 without the LimoPro, saving money to buy an external line multiplier. The Cine7 produces a quite good image at 3x (NTSC or PAL...)
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