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I am getting the Sony 12HT for the same price as the HT1000. Am a bit confused as to which one to go for...since 12HT offer widescreen, but HT1000 is not, on the other hand it is DLP vs LCD, and yes I am not worried rainbow effect, and the DLP contrast on the HT1000 is quite good,,,,


I am confused......please help...
 

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The HT1000 is being compared favorably with $10K+ HD2 machines. I'm personally sensitive to poor black levels, so I wouldn't even consider the VW12HT.
 

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If you are not prone to rainbows, its a no brainer...go NEC. Even if the NEC was more 25% more expensive...go NEC. Don't worry abt 16:9 panels...it is overrated and you won't really see the benefit unless you plan to sit closer than 1.5 times screen width.
 

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Thanks for all your replies............ seems like it will be the NEC... I guess I got a bit paranoid with the widescreen feature on the Sony...
 

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If you decide you are interested in the NEC, be sure to consider its fixed vertical offset. Its quite large and there is no manual lens shift :(
 

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OK.... what is this vertical offset problem.....

I am planning to put the projector in a Custom Built Coffee table (no lifts), it will sit just under the top shelf. So would this present a problem. Would that mean I would have to tilt the screen from the top to square the image.
 

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The colors on the NEC are not muted compared to LCD. They are very saturated and natural. It can take 1080P and is also hdcp complient.

If at all possible go see both and make up your own mind.
 

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I agree with Alan!!! I had an LCD(Sanyo PLV60) and the colors on the NEC, while not quite as good, are so close it doesn't make a difference!!!


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just remember that DLP colors tend to be a bit muted, whereas LCDs have more punch in their colors......something to think about.
This is a myth.
 

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I wouldn't call it a myth, so much as a misconception...


Older 1chp DLP's did have poorer colours compared to three panel LCD/LCOS devices. Yet, the newer ones are starting to compete well in this regard...
 

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Scott,

Other comparisons betwen the 60 and the 1000?
 

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muted colours were an artifact of the clear seg on the color wheel weren't they?
 

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Is this a trick question? Go see both and use your own eyes to make a decision, it will be an easy choice. Or if not you can trust the judgement of Alan Gouger, who has seen almost every digital projector made, and suggests the NEC without hesitation. What does that tell you? Reed.
 

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No need to see, no need to read, no need to research....just close your eyes reach into your pocket and buy the NEC ! There has never been a situation whereby a player has been presented with so little or no competition. Who else can offer you RGBRGB, 2000+:1 contrast ratio, DVI input, fantastically natural colors, XGA resolution, and ........
 

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About the ONLY reason to not buy the NEC would be if you had "Rainbowitus" or that you have a lower ceiling and can't work around the NEC's ridiculous throw angle / distance. The Specs, the eyewitness reports, the price,... nearly everything is in NEC's favour just now...
 
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