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There has been a few request about this cheap projector ($1700 XGA LCD) so here is a photo. Sorry for the poor focus but due to shaky hands, no tripod, and 400 ISO this is the best I could do:
http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/image_uploads/vplcx1_4.jpg


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I'm going to try something different this time: upload the photos multiple times and pasting all that html crap together here: http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/image_uploads/vplcx1_8.jpg
http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/image_uploads/vplcx1_3.jpg
http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/image_uploads/vplcx1_2.jpg
http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/image_uploads/vplcx1_1.jpg


As you can see, WinDVD 2.8 player is seen in the black masking to show the effectiveness of the masking to stop stray lights and enhancing contrast (especially in bright scenes). I also wanted to raise the tileboard (glossy, white laminated paneling for $10 at Lowes (Home Improvement Center) as a cheap hi-gain screen. It reflects like a mirror so mounting is important. It can cause hotspotting but not if you mount the projector on wall 54" from floor shooting down at 15 degrees to get image off ceiling. I did this as my room is only 14 feet long and I sit at 13 feet on couch below (my eye level is about 36" from floor). All photos were taken from sitting on couch using old 2MP Nikon Coolpix 800 in dark room. I use the tile board as it is noticeably brighter than blackout material or retail 1.1 gain Bretford screen (I tested it by draping each material covering half of the tileboard)--whites were whiter, colors were more saturated, "blacks" did not suffer. The blacks of the Sony is more dark gray but masking really help. I used weed-control cloth horizontally stretched and clamped on edges with clothes-pin type paper clip so I can have mobile aspect control. Vertically I just use double-sided carpet tape as it's fixed. My projector can't do ceiling mount (or rear for that matter) so this is the best way to get it off the table and maximize image size for me. There was some keystoning but it's not bothersome to me (this unit will correct digitally keystone if you project up but not down).


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[This message has been edited by Huey (edited 09-03-2001).]
 
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