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Hi everyone! I have been researching LCD projectors in the $5,000-$6,500 range, particularly with 16:9, HDTV, but mostly I want one that can fill a 130-160 inch screen range without looking like ultimate crap. I have never used or seen one of these in action, and I'm pretty sure there is no place around here that has what I need on demo. Therefore I am seriously considering the Sony VW11HT, but it will take me awhile to save up for that, so my question is: What is on the horizon (16:9) LCD Projector wise that is supposed to kill the VW11HT?? The next big thing??? There has to be somebody out there who knows!! With the rapid rate that technology advances, they should soon be able to address the "KINDA BLACK" issue that has me scared to purchase and LCD projector, but it's all I can afford!!


So what should I wait for?? Anything on the horizon???

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Have you thought about the new 16:9 DLP projectors?
 

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I have "Heard" of DLP, but I know nothing about them, much less about any specific models! Do you know and model numbers or the makers? I'd sure like to read into that!! I heard DLP is much better than LCD, then I hear the other way around?? I happen to like my blacks black! Hopefully DLP addresses this issue???
 

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I'd be very careful putting an LCD projector on a 130"-160" screen, unless you are sitting a long ways away from the screen. The screendoor effect is going to ruin a picture of that size. DLP would help some as the "pixels" (actually micromirrors) are much less spaced apart than on a LCD projector. A D-ila with an anamorphic lens would be about the only thing I personally would consider for a screen of that magnitude.


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The rule of thumb of sitting distance = 2 X screen width works like a champ for the XP21N/Boxlight 38T LCD. The brightness is awesome but needs to be tempered with a Grayhawk screen.


You're caught between a rock and a hard place with that big screen IMO. DLP doesn't have the brightness, LCD has too much screendoor. Downsize the screen, and pick DLP vs. LCD on the basis of what you watch and how much ambient light there is. For example, if you watch DVD and HDTV in a totally dark room, the new Sharp is going to be hard to beat. If you watch a lot of 4:3 stuff in a room with some light, the Boxlight 38T fills the bill.


Welcome and good luck in your projector search. When you think you're interested in something, run a search here and read all the old material on it. This group is the greatest assemblage of HT experience on the web!


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Thanks Jason!


I only have 19 feet to work with for screen disctance, is that enough?? What model D-ILA Projector would you recommend?? I am a complete idiot! http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
 

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THANKS DAN!!


Indeed I work nights, so I have my window COMPLETELY covered in aluminum foil and miniblinds over that, no light at all in the daytime, I gotta have darkness for sleep! http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif When I turn out all the lights, you can't see your hand in front of your face!!! What Sharp model are you talking about? Hehheh I like to read alot about this stuff!!!


I am having fun already!! The other day me and my friend moved my futon couch to the position I will have it when I get a projector, and got drunk and drooled just thinking about having a screen that big!! I can't wait!!! I am moving up from a Toshiba 61' RPTV!!


I will mostly be watching DVD's with my Pioneer DV-37 Progressive, but I also plan on getting a converter for my old crappy sources!! Video games looking good is also a must!!! I know I have high expectations, but for the dough, that cool right?? http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif


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I would agree with Jason. Just be prepared to spend more than 5K.
 
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