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A request was made of me to come up with a good front projector for under $5000. Since I own a JVC G11 DILA :D for my HT system and am not real familiar with the present crop of LCD and DLP projectors, I figured I’d get some expert advise from this great forum. :)


My first thought was a DLP. From what I have read in this forum, the pixel structure is less obvious than the LCD. The projector will be used in a semi-dark room, primarily hooked up to a laptop computer. It will be used for Excel, Power Point and possibly WEB development material so there isn’t really any need for an external line multiplier/processor.


Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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I use an NEC LT150 for business and an LT154 for home use. I load my presentations into the compact flash card just cary in the projector. I have yet to be to a meeting where people dont ask where the computer is.
 

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I was very much ready to recommend the LT150 until on further investigation, it appears not to have zoom capabilities. I feel a zoom is very important in a presentation environment. Does NEC make a comparable projector with a zoom?


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For presentation 2 things are important: Lumens and Zoom.


Most presentation environment is brightly lit so you'd need a bright PJ to show images well. I'd vote for Infocus LP530 with 2000 lumens DLP and can be had for 4K when Dell has its 20% special (5K retail). It's has good deinterlacer/scaler so it's video ready (if you buy the optional video module you'd get Svideo and composite inputs otherwise it's just VGA).


LCD versions should include Sanyo XP18N for $4K with 2000 lumens.


Both of these units mentioned have zoom to vary your image to fit PJ screen or wall.
 

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Thanks for the help.


I thought I had some time to get a list of projectors, NOT!!. :( The person I was trying to help had seen the Sony VPLCX1, LCD projector and was leaning toward the newer CX2. I also made a recommendation for the Sanyo PLC-XU30, LCD as it has 1400 lumens, zoom, XGA etc. I was trying to keep the weight down also. Most of the high lumen units are in the neighborhood of 8.5+ pounds.

Agian thanks for your responses.


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