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Everybody (I know this has been covered a million times),

I'm looking for some thoughts/comments on some of the lower priced (say under $2500) LCD projectors around out there, as to scaling, I'd probably be using either an HTPC, Quadscan, Crystal Image.


I came across these two units, supposedly the same thing with a different name on them.
http://www.projectorcentral.com/proj...m?part_id=1312 - Sanyo XW15, I've seen pricing down into the $2200 range with this one.


Review of the XW15 - http://www.thebigpicturedvd.com/bigequipment12.shtml

http://www.projectorcentral.com/proj...m?part_id=1200 - Boxlight XP-5t, I've seen pricing down in the $1800 range on this one.


They are XGA, 800 Lumens, 250:1 (or 300:1 depending on which specs you read) contrast ratio, and they accept the usual number of inputs (component, Svid, 15-pin VGA) and looks to be a good value, except for the bulb cost (around $450 or so). The room it will be in is fairly small and has good light control, even in the middle of the day).


I've also been intrigued by the new Sony Cineza, but it's SVGA only, still 4:3, etc I like the Left to Right digital keystone correction (read a post on AVS that says it actually works well), and the super cheap bulb prices ($150 or so for 1000hrs). I've also been thinking about picking up a used W400Q Sony, but the low lumens kind of scares me a bit.


Anybody using something different that falls in that pricing range?


Oh, and as to the DLP vs CRT thing, I can see the rainbows on a DLP and they give me a headache and make me dizzy (and that happens fairly quickly), so there is no DLP in my price range that will solve that problem. And CRT's are out just due to the size problem, I can't have a big ol' box sitting in that room (on the floor or the ceiling).


Thanks

Andrew
 

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By this time I think everyone in this forum knows that I LOVE my W400Q. I sincerely recommend it unless you can't achieve a pitch black environment. If you can then get one with some warranty left and you'll be a happy camper. That is of course if you mainly want to watch DVDs or HDTV. I can speak for cable or other NTCS sources cause I only use it with DVDs. Also, from what I've heard, add a HTPC to the W400Q and you have a new beast.

Check the Big Picture Forum and look for the W400Q forum for lots of info on getting every ounce of performance out of this little gem.

Regards


PS (Talk about an unbiased post :) )
 
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