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dad looking for a tv projector $1500 budget

what is a great one for that cash? i am sure he could pull another few hundred if he had to. also, could you give me a lowdown on the spec terms, like contrast ratio, lumens etc.
What is maintence cost and what do you have to do for upkeep. thanks
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Re: dad looking for a tv projector $1500 budget

TV projector as in projection TV? You could just buy a plain ol' desktop presentation projector with RCA inputs, but it's only gonna have about a 1024x768 resolution. Not the greatest. www.pcconnection.com has some pretty good pricing

EDIT: I know one of the sales guys overthere, so if you decide to buy from there, let me know. He might cut ya a deal.

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TV projector as in projection TV? You could just buy a plain ol' desktop presentation projector with RCA inputs, but it's only gonna have about a 1024x768 resolution. Not the greatest. www.pcconnection.com has some pretty good pricing
like a front projector. for home theater
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Re: dad looking for a tv projector $1500 budget

Doubt you'll find one of those for $1500. I'm not positive, but I think those things cost $3-4k. Bulbs alone for projectors run upwards of $200, and those RGB projectors have 3 of them.
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Doubt you'll find one of those for $1500. I'm not positive, but I think those things cost $3-4k. Bulbs alone for projectors run upwards of $200, and those RGB projectors have 3 of them.


Pretty positive those numbers are accurate. Projector sales lady sitting next to me.
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Re: dad looking for a tv projector $1500 budget

This site may help you out a bit: AVS forum
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Re: dad looking for a tv projector $1500 budget

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This site may help you out a bit: AVS forum
Yup - go there, very handy site. I browse regularly

As far as maintaning, you really don't want to buy a 3 gun (rgb) projector - they are a nightmare in that the 3 lenses need to be focused, calibrated to each other every few months to keep the picture looking the best. Also, they are not very bright, they suffer from burn in, and when a bulb does go, you gotta replace all 3 at once to keep the thing consistent (blue is usually the first to go)

For simplicity, you are best off going for a good LCD or DLP jobby, just bear in mind, the bulbs usually only last about 2000 - 3000 hours, and usually cost about $500+ to replace, so were I using one, I'd only use to for watching movies and sporting matches. It's not really for watching the 6 o clock news.

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Re: dad looking for a tv projector $1500 budget

Z...I've seen neither LCD or DLP sets going for $1500 or less, only the monster rear projector units. And, LCD has inherent problems with pixels going bad. I have a 43" Samsung DLP. There are no burn in issues with DLP either. One bulb to replace too (approx $300 USD) but the price tag for the DLP or LCD units are no where near $1500. I did see the new Sony for $2.6k and it was LCD.

A friend has a Toshiba monster rear projection tv and has been very happy with it. Yeah, it had to be set up and adjusted but has been problem free for several years.

Stegen, check out the forum link I posted. You'll find tons of info from those video junkies.
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Z...I've seen neither LCD or DLP sets going for $1500 or less, only the monster rear projector units. And, LCD has inherent problems with pixels going bad. I have a 43" Samsung DLP. There are no burn in issues with DLP either. One bulb to replace too (approx $300 USD) but the price tag for the DLP or LCD units are no where near $1500. I did see the new Sony for $2.6k and it was LCD.

A friend has a Toshiba monster rear projection tv and has been very happy with it. Yeah, it had to be set up and adjusted but has been problem free for several years.

Stegen, check out the forum link I posted. You'll find tons of info from those video junkies.
i did, thanks. there are some lcd at 1024x768 and 1300 lumens for $1795.
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Re: dad looking for a tv projector $1500 budget

here is a highly suggested on the that avs forum and its only $1000
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