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What was so interesting is that many of us make decisions regarding purchases by looking at specs. I did that too when opting for the MT1055 (great contrast and brightness on paper). The truth is that the method that manufacturers use to measure brightness and contrast is not a real life method and it leads people to possibly make the wrong decisions...
 

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"The truth is that the method that manufacturers use to measure brightness and contrast is not a real life method and it leads people to possibly make the wrong decisions..."


I couldn't agree more!


That's why I am relying heavily on feedback from the people here who have the various projectors and who are comparing them with each other and reporting the results. I supplement this with an annual trip to CES where I can see what the specs translate to in real world viewing.


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I had the MT1055, saw the X21 and I now have the X400. For those of you that consider the X21, IMHO the X400 is much better in terms of color, noise and brightness. Those all cost about the same...


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I bought my Sanyo XP21N for under $5500, try finding a X400 under $8K. List price might be similar, but street prices are a much different story.


BTW, did you view the Sanyo on a Greyhawk? My Sanyo has near perfect colors when viewed on a Greyhawk.


[This message has been edited by Jonmx (edited 07-27-2001).]
 

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I got a refurbished X400 for $5430, and can get a new one for $6430.


These are the prices I got quoted, e-mail me for details...
 

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Interesting reading...
http://www.presentations.com/techno/...0_pr_pack.html


Couple of observations:

The advertised contrast ratio is way off the manufacturer's claims. (700:1 becomes ~ 200:1)


The advertised lumen count is way off too (~2100 for the claimed 2500 range), except for the X400


The X400 that they reviewed was probably faulty (high fan speed kicking in from the get go)


The claimed 2000 lamp hours on the X400 is wrong too - it is rated at only 1500 hours


I had the MT1055, saw the X21 and I now have the X400. For those of you that consider the X21, IMHO the X400 is much better in terms of color, noise and brightness. Those all cost about the same...


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Very interesting. On the XP21N is it possible he's talking about one measure of contrast while the spec is citing another?


Also, the 2200 lumens for this projector seems about right when set for video usage. Even at that, on a 6' x 8' 0.95 gain screen and assuming further loss, this amounts to a very nicely bright 37 lumens per square foot.


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