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Before anyone replies with the obligatory "Yeah, get a diferent projector. There are much better projectors than the DS1", please keep in mind this projector is being offered to me at no cost = $0, so I'd like to try and see just how good a picture I can get with this unit.


I also understand that the Proxima DS1 may be one of many clones including the CTX EzPro 700, NEC MultiSync LT81, and Plus UP-800. Here is a link to where I asked about the origin of these units: http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum10/HTML/008195.html


If these are clones, I'd really appreciate hearing from anyone who has had experience with these units.


What I am trying to find out is...


1) What is the ideal environment and set-up for this projector? (lighting?, screen type & size?, etc)


2) Are there any tweaks or specific calibrations I should have done to this unit?


3) What kind of additional equipment might you suggest to improve this projector's performance? (anamorphic lens?, scaler?, HTPC?, etc)


The primary use (90%) will be for watching DVDs, secondary use (9%) will be for playing CD/DVD-ROM games like the Myst Series, MS Flight Simulator, and such. Perhaps accasionally (1%) some NTSC material.


Thanks,


Nils Luehrmann


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Well from the look of it these are definitely not clones...


The contrast spec is a little on the low side but if its free, then if you don't want it I will give it a good home http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif ...


I have absolutely no idea what the scaler is like but due to age (and guessing as the other specs seem a little dated) it would probably shine better with outboard scaling.. My recommendation for this would be a HTPC for the ultimate on a budget performance and configurablity and of course other items like a anamorphic lens will only help...


1st get projector...

Then work on your setup, screen, position, room, etc...

Then work on high quality (read scaled) source...

Then think about additionals like anamorphic lens's...

Then fight the urge to upgrade every day for the rest of your life http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif !!!


Get, play, and enjoy...



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