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My grandfathers old Sony CRT just died and he has asked me to do a little research, and what better place then here to get reliable info!


I would like to replace it with a DLP in the $2k range, of which I have seen many on e-bay, NEC LT-150 for example. He is not video critical, but would like to watch the football games with the lights on/dimmed. Blacks are not that important as long as it is descent for movie watching and sat.


Any suggestions for which unit to buy would be very appreciated!



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I think I'm a bit dense today. Sorry. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif


Was his "old Sony CRT" a projector? Which model? Does he have a de-interlacer and/or scaler? Which make/model? How big of a screen and what gain?


The LT150 can be non-critically watched with enough ambiant light to read. Try to keep it OFF the screen, though.


The largest problem, I would think, is the 1000 hour bulb life. How many hours a day will it be used? Is this to be his primary TV?


Sorry for the 20 questions but it's hard (for me, at least) to answer without more information.


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Huck,


His old projector is a Sony CRT model 1031(I think). The video board went out and it is $600 to fix the unit, so I thought that he might be better off with a DLA unit, as he is not a critical watcher.


The unit does not have a scaler/doubler, so he is used to watching 480i at best.


He has a 27" that he watches during the day, and the projector for movies and footbal games.


I might sell his old unit on E-bay, once I get him a new one. Any idea of its worth??


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I think a digital projector would work fine. I would suggest you calculate his "watching time" and estimate the bulb replacement costs for any projector you consider. It seems bulb life is in ~1000 hour increments and bulb cost can be up to ~$1200 a pop!


If he is really not "video critical", an SVGA unit may be OK. You could get the projector and even a decent doubler/scaler to go with it and stay on budget.


Most inexpensive projector's de-interlacers are not very good for video based stuff like football. This includes the LT150. I watched a bit of a motor cycle race on mine (through the s-vid connector) and was not impressed. I currently have it attached through a Crystal Image scaler and it looks much better.


What is the worth of a CRT projector? You're asking the wrong guy. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif You might try the CRT projector forum. By the way, I have a Sony D50Q 7" CRT projector that I'll be pulling down and selling so I'll be in the same (or a similar) boat soon. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/frown.gif


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