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I would just like to start by saying that I *LOVE* this forum... credit to Alan, Dave, and the rest for making such a great place, and thanks to everyone who contributes to really make it what it is.


Now... my situation...


My wife and I are separating...

The bad news... she's keeping the Mitsubishi 46805.

Now I need to find a new display. I honestly don't know a ton about projectors, but I sure would love to have one.


What I want:


I want a display that is HD capable if possible (this is optional when it comes down to it)


I want something nice to watch DVD's on.


I would like a relatively large screen (the 46" got small on me really quickly, but I would also sacrifice size for quality in a heartbeat, if the difference were large enough)


I have total lighting control of the environment the display will be going in... it will be a relatively small room, most likely 18x13, or something of that nature.


I can get the 38" RCA HD direct view for under $1,500... (don't ask me where, I'm not allowed to tell you)


I could buy another Mitsubishi 46" for around $1,800...


Now, if I could get a comparable front projector, at a comparable price, I would love to do so... I would also be inclined to go a touch higher... say $2,200 or so, if I had to, but I would prefer not to. Separation is EXPENSIVE, and I'm not rich.


What do you guys think?

Do you know of a comparable front projector on the cheap?

Please let me know


I'm going to apologize in advance, because I'm going to post this in multiple topic groups, if that's bad etiquette, I'm sorry. You can remove them if so. : )


Thanks tons in advance for your help!!
 

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If you can get the 38" RCA HDTV for $1500 you should go for it. Even $2500 for this HDTV is a great value since you're getting an integrated HDTV receiver with the set. I've seen this HDTV on display at Best Buy and its HDTV picture quality is amazing. This TV is also progressive scan compatible so you could connect a progressive scan DVD player.


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Kidd, Would you rather have a little 38" direct view or

an 8" tube front projector with a 92" screen.


I won't wait for your answer, I know what it is. What

I would suggest is an Electrohome 8000 series which can

be had for around $2000, you will love it. Electrohome

is a relatively easy to setup and maintain projector, and

it's modular so if something breaks its much cheaper to fix.


I would suggest you read up on them in the CRT forum, do a

search for Electrohome and you'll get a wealth of info. When

you are ready to buy one Curt Palme is the guy to talk to,

he is a very well respected forum member and sells used

Electrohomes at great prices. Or you could try E-bay but

that is risky unless you know a lot about projectors.


Once you go FPTV you'll never go back.


Trevor


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Stop 5C,HDCP And DFAST. We Killed DIVX, we'll kill this too.


[This message has been edited by Trevor L (edited 05-17-2001).]


[This message has been edited by Trevor L (edited 05-17-2001).]
 

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ummm... it worked.


on the topic of the 38" RCA... the only real drawbacks are

#1. Screen Size... going down is not good.

#2. Built-in tuner... I like flexibility

#3. no video outputs for any other devices


[This message has been edited by Kidd Digital (edited 05-17-2001).]
 

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Actually... my wife is pretty into the Mits... she likes the 16:9 aspect ratio, and it has a "presence" to it in the room. It makes a nice conversation piece.


She and I do fight a lot about the contrast and brightness level. She likes to wash out the blacks, so she can see the scene in moderate lighting, which irritates me.
 
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