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projector recommendations

Post by Ddorward » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:49 pm

i want to get a projector for my lzx system instead of using my tv, and im looking to spend around 500 bucks--i will be projecting an area the size of maybe 10x10..... any ideas?

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Post by ebbflo » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:47 pm

I have had nice results with acer p1173

I have three and they have performed very well for a few years now. I would look to get a nos or refurb one for less than $300

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Post by mk » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:07 am

I always recommend and buy epson projectors for the simple feature called Direct Off — no need to wait for a cool down and no trashing your lamp if the power cuts off. They have a great range, multiple inputs and lots of price levels. It's a GREAT time to be getting into projectors...
Something like this is good:
PowerLite Home Cinema 640 3LCD Projector — i haven't actually used this model before but they're badged differently in Australia...
It's bright (3200 lumens), and while only 800 x 600 pixels LZX outputs less pixels than this — you get a good image at a low price.

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Post by ebbflo » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:19 am

my local Frys has those epson's mentioned by mk for $289
http://www.frys.com/product/8597999?sit ... IN_RSLT_PG

It has +/-30 degrees horizontal keystoning which the acer does not have.

I'm going to pick one up to see how they compare.

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Post by loydb » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:53 pm

This is over your budget, but it looks fantastic, and only needs to be about 3 feet from the wall to throw a huge screen. Maybe you can find one used.

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Re: projector recommendations

Post by Struggle » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:09 am

Ddorward wrote:i want to get a projector for my lzx system instead of using my tv, and im looking to spend around 500 bucks--i will be projecting an area the size of maybe 10x10..... any ideas?
What did you end up with? I'm in the same boat. Want something short throw. Optomos look cool, but none of the new ones look like they have a composite input. Think I'm going with the Acer h6517st.

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Post by evanh41 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:19 am

A couple people have asked me at shows the very same. To that, the Epson EX 7235 is my answer. At 3000 Lumens, your visuals will cut through even the darkest of walls, and if you're not careful, will blind you. They can be found pretty cheap. And will last you. https://epson.com/Clearance-Center/Proj ... V11H654020

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Post by ebbflo » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:35 am

https://www.frys.com/product/9283879?si ... IN_RSLT_PG

this one looks good, may try it out. High contrast ratio

on sale for $300 today

I'm looking into getting a nice short throw myself.

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Post by mrrafs » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:24 am

I have a pair of optima hd124x's (long throw), that I double up on-top of each other for live visuals on black shark-tooth cloth.

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Post by robert877 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:15 am

mrrafs wrote:I have a pair of optima hd124x's (long throw), that I double up on-top of each other for live visuals on black shark-tooth cloth.
You can also try this comparison about Optoma HD141x and HD26. I found a good source to read about this topic: https://www.outdoormoviehq.com/optoma-hd141x-vs-hd26/

I hope this will help you.

Thanks,
Robert

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Post by bitSmasher » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:23 am

Spinal Tap... 10" or 10' ?

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Post by oceansofphantasy » Sun May 05, 2019 4:51 pm

I have a friend who works at a home theater dealer and he turned me on to Epson's clearance website (apologies for the nasty URL):

https://epson.com/Clearance-Center/c/cc ... _onRefresh

Basically they sell all their newly outdated models here, but since they switch over models all the time these are basically brand new and you can get them for 30% cheaper than the new price, even cheaper if you go refurbished.

The one I got is a EX7230 Pro HD WXGA 3LCD Projector. It's 3000 lumens, which is bright as shit. I once had light spilling out through a window a venue and you could clearly see the video projected on the building across the street. It's truly truly bright. There's also an added benefit that the bulbs are supposed to be really easy and affordable to replace on this model. I haven't had to do it yet, but it was a selling point for the model.

Also, the model I got is WXGA, not full 1080p. However since the visuals I do are SD anyway it looks incredible. I hope this helps!

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