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Hello, I am new to this forum.


After looking at tigerdirect.com's catalog, I noticed that it lists several projectors for sale. I noticed the range of the projectors selling from $999.99 to $2299.99. I have several questions on what I should buy:


a) Should I look at projectors with DLP technology?

b) Should I look at projectors with HDTV compatibility?

c) Should I look at projectors with picture-in-picture (PIP)?

d) What model should I buy: Benq, NEC, Panasonic, Optoma, Epson?

e) What ANSI lumens should I look for?

f)What native resolution should I look for: XGA or SVGA?

g) Should I buy a model that provides a free lamp?


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Lots of questions with lots of answers...:)


Look for the following (very important issues IMO):

- highest resolution you can afford (it always beats lower resolution)

- the best black levels and shadow details you can afford (for movie watching)


DLP provides the best blacks and shadow details but some people are sensitive to rainbows (a DLP effect). Go and view one for yourself to see whether it bothers you. If you don't like DLP, look at the new Epson TW100H or Panasonic L300U or Sanyo Z1 - these 3 LCD pjs give the best shadow details and black levels in the under $5K range (and possibly even the over $5K range). Yamaha also sells the TW100 under it's own name.


The popular DLP machines are currently NEC HT1000, LT240, LT260, Infocus X1 (budget model).


There are other factors like how you're going to feed it etc, but I'll leave that to someone else to post.
 
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