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#86726 - 04/07/11 10:15 AM Projectors
EEman Offline
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Registered: 11/11/09
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Loc: Canton, MI
I'm thinking about upgrading from my 50" DLP TV to a projector system. Anybody have any suggestions?

I have room for a 92" diagonal screen but since my viewing area is the basement I only have 7' cielings.

Currently I'm considering the Panasonic PT-AE4000U.

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#86729 - 04/07/11 12:43 PM Re: Projectors [Re: EEman]
XenonMan Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 2672
Loc: Columbus,North Carolina
I have been looking at some projectors over the last few months and the Epson 8350 and 8500 are looking very nice for a budget minded electronophile.

http://www.amazon.com/Epson-PowerLite-Ci...2392&sr=1-1
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#86936 - 05/11/11 03:26 PM Re: Projectors [Re: XenonMan]
Brandon B Offline
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Registered: 05/01/02
Posts: 130
Loc: Louse Angeles, CA
Budget?

Panasonic is good bang for the buck. Epson is arguably the master of LCD, as they make the panels for pretty much everyone except Sony, and usually do a very nice job of engineering good heat management and durability along with solid picture performance.

Since your TV is DLP, you are plainly good with 1 chip, so you ought to look at some of those as well.

Looking for screen advice too, or are you going DIY?

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#86937 - 05/12/11 04:42 AM Re: Projectors [Re: Brandon B]
EEman Offline
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Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 513
Loc: Canton, MI
Budget isn't really set yet. I'm OK with the Panasonic projector cost. Screens run from about $100 to infinity, so yeah, I could use some help there also. Not sure on the make vs. buy: I could go either way.

For a screen I need:
1. 92" diagonal w/ assumed throw distance of 12 feet
2. Acoustically transparent
3. Semi-portable. I'm thinking about having it in front of the DLP, hinging it at the top and flipping it up out of the way for "normal" TV viewing.

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#86944 - 05/13/11 06:23 AM Re: Projectors [Re: EEman]
Brandon B Offline
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Registered: 05/01/02
Posts: 130
Loc: Louse Angeles, CA
Acoustically transparent makes it harder. Perf screens are somewhat more money, and not readily DIYable.

The usual suspects make them, Stewart, Harkness, etc.

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#86948 - 05/14/11 03:35 AM Re: Projectors [Re: Brandon B]
XenonMan Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 2672
Loc: Columbus,North Carolina
Check out some of the DIY sites for making your own screen. Its very cost effective and the performance is pretty good. I will at least try the DIY route before I spend big $$$ on a screen.
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Music system
Model 990/7500/Magnepan 1.6 QRs/Technics SL1200 MK2/Aperion S-12 Subwoofer/OWA3/Sony NS75H DVD
APC H15 Power Conditioner

TV System
Large Advent Loudspeakers/ Polk center/Monoprice surrounds/Panasonic Viera 42 inch/Onkyo HT-RC260/Sony BDP S590/Directv


Home Theater System
Onkyo PR-SC886/Outlaw 7125 Klipsch RF-82 L/R,RC-62 center, RB-35 SR/SL, BENQ HT1075, Outlaw LFM1-EX/OPPO BDP-83/Directv
Harmony ONE
Blue Jeans and Monoprice interconnects
APC H15 Power Conditioner

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