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Am I dreaming here? It this really feasible?


I bought a Runco Cinema Pro 750 about 7 years ago. Cost me about $5000

US. It could not take a line doubler even if I could have afforded one at the time. They were expensive. VERY expensive!


Now I can buy a used PJ with a built in doubler (Runco DVT 852) from a trusted technician for only $2800.


It seems "too good to be true" in a way.


Am I missing something here? Is my desire getting the better of me?
 

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I paid $76.00 for a projector which goes beyond line quadrupling, and it works lovely.


Now you are in on the big secret. Don't tell anyone or post this kind of information in a public forum.


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Doublers are dirt cheap now. This is likely because of two things: advances in technology that have made something once considered unique and expensive to now be more common, and secondly because.....that's right....the onset of HTPC's!!! Many believe HTPC's have helped to drive down the prices of doublers/triplers/quadruplers/scalers.


Anyway, if the phosphor surfaces on that 852 are fairly clean, and the seller promises to service it, either under some sort of warranty or maybe a reasonable fee schedule.....then it looks like an OK deal.


My understanding is that the built-in doubler is OK, but nothing to rave about. I've read of some who have similar built-in doublers prefer the use of their HTPC since it offers much greater enhancement. BUT, if your computer-phobic.....use the doubler.


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I paid $76.00 for a projector which goes beyond line quadrupling, and it works lovely.


Now you are in on the big secret. Don't tell anyone or post this kind of information in a public forum.


whoops...
Just out of curiousity, what did you get?
 

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It is not too good to be true.


I can tell you from what I have. Still on the low end of the CRT.


Barcos old 800 series need line tripling in 4:3 and they cost in good shape from a trusted dealer between 1300-1600USD plus shipping.


A lucky guy could maybe get one for almost nothing in a good moment. You need to know what you are looking for though.
 
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