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    HDTV Projectors

    Starting to search for a projector for our basement theater room. Will be a ceiling mount onto an approx. 100" (diagonal) screen mounted to the wall.

    Specifically seeking 1080p models. Would like to have network capability but not required.

    Anyone recently buy one their pleased with?



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    Re: HDTV Projectors

    My roommate has this guy:

    HC4000 - DLP Projector - High Definition Home Theater Projector | Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc

    It's not network connectable, but has a better picture than my older HDTV (ok, it's really old). It's pretty bright, although it can be hard to see during the daytime without covering the shades with something to shut out more light.

    The unit itself is pretty quiet too, and replacement lamps are only $30 bucks or so in comparison to some of the older units that would cost upwards of $100 to replace a lamp.


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    Re: HDTV Projectors

    My roommate has this guy:

    http://www.mitsubishi-presentations.com/hc4000/

    It's not network connectable, but has a better picture than my older HDTV (ok, it's really old). It's pretty bright, although it can be hard to see during the daytime without covering the shades with something to shut out more light.

    The unit itself is pretty quiet too, and replacement lamps are only $30 bucks or so in comparison to some of the older units that would cost upwards of $100 to replace a lamp.


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    Re: HDTV Projectors

    I've been happy with my Panasonic AE3000u projector combined with a 110" Elite screen. This is a couple of years old so I don't know what the new model # is. You could probably get the AE4000u for around $1,500.

    I would think you'd want the network connectivity on whatever you're going to use to feed the picture? Like I said, I haven't had any urge to replace mine so my knowledge is a couple of year old. I've also owned an Epson before this one and it was ok as well.



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    Re: HDTV Projectors

    Quote Originally Posted by SplitIdentity View Post
    My roommate has this guy:

    HC4000 - DLP Projector - High Definition Home Theater Projector | Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc

    It's not network connectable, but has a better picture than my older HDTV (ok, it's really old). It's pretty bright, although it can be hard to see during the daytime without covering the shades with something to shut out more light.

    The unit itself is pretty quiet too, and replacement lamps are only $30 bucks or so in comparison to some of the older units that would cost upwards of $100 to replace a lamp.

    Quote Originally Posted by SplitIdentity View Post
    My roommate has this guy:

    http://www.mitsubishi-presentations.com/hc4000/

    It's not network connectable, but has a better picture than my older HDTV (ok, it's really old). It's pretty bright, although it can be hard to see during the daytime without covering the shades with something to shut out more light.

    The unit itself is pretty quiet too, and replacement lamps are only $30 bucks or so in comparison to some of the older units that would cost upwards of $100 to replace a lamp.
    You really do have a split identity.



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    Re: HDTV Projectors

    BTW-22 if want to not buy a screen, I have that 96" one that I built myself and you can have it for $0 if you just come pick it up.



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    Re: HDTV Projectors

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    BTW-22 if want to not buy a screen, I have that 96" one that I built myself and you can have it for $0 if you just come pick it up.
    Appreciate the offer...I actually have an Elite screen from projectorpeople.com in my cart ready to purchase. Is the size of yours about 8" wider than what they have listed online due to the frame?

    Currently I'm looking at the Epson 3010. I am anxious to see what the 6010 will sell for once it's officially out soon. I might wait a couple weeks. It'll be a lot more yet it looks to be an awesome projector for the money.

    Just got a Pioneer receiver today online. Likely going with Klipsch speakers.



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    lol I decided to use a different link, its really weird that my double post switched them up like that though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dino View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SplitIdentity View Post
    My roommate has this guy:HC4000 - DLP Projector - High Definition Home Theater Projector | Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, IncIt's not network connectable, but has a better picture than my older HDTV (ok, it's really old). It's pretty bright, although it can be hard to see during the daytime without covering the shades with something to shut out more light.The unit itself is pretty quiet too, and replacement lamps are only $30 bucks or so in comparison to some of the older units that would cost upwards of $100 to replace a lamp.
    Quote Originally Posted by SplitIdentity View Post
    My roommate has this guy:http://www.mitsubishi-presentations.com/hc4000/It's not network connectable, but has a better picture than my older HDTV (ok, it's really old). It's pretty bright, although it can be hard to see during the daytime without covering the shades with something to shut out more light.The unit itself is pretty quiet too, and replacement lamps are only $30 bucks or so in comparison to some of the older units that would cost upwards of $100 to replace a lamp.
    You really do have a split identity.



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    Re: HDTV Projectors

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Appreciate the offer...I actually have an Elite screen from projectorpeople.com in my cart ready to purchase. Is the size of yours about 8" wider than what they have listed online due to the frame?

    Currently I'm looking at the Epson 3010. I am anxious to see what the 6010 will sell for once it's officially out soon. I might wait a couple weeks. It'll be a lot more yet it looks to be an awesome projector for the money.

    Just got a Pioneer receiver today online. Likely going with Klipsch speakers.
    I believe this one is mine. I wouldn't want anything bigger for my seating distance.

    ezFrame Series

    R110H 110"(16:9) 2555.0 2435.0 1490.0 1370.0 60.0 40.0 12.2


    Last edited by dmclone; 12-24-2011 at 08:41 PM.

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    Re: HDTV Projectors

    You are more than welcome to come see it in person if you like. My buddy and my dad also have this one and love it.



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    Re: HDTV Projectors

    Dude, I'd just stick with a tube tv if you can. The clarity on those is so far beyond what you can get from a 1080p projector. Plus, that is a lot of money, how can someone afford something like that?



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    Re: HDTV Projectors

    Quote Originally Posted by crzy4st View Post
    Dude, I'd just stick with a tube tv if you can. The clarity on those is so far beyond what you can get from a 1080p projector. Plus, that is a lot of money, how can someone afford something like that?
    Are you being serious? You can get a great screen/projector combo for $2,000. Have you ever sat in front of a 100"+ screen?

    I think people get confused on screen sizes. If you compare a normal 46" LCD to a 100" projector your're not talking about doubling the size. A standard 100" screen could fit 4 46" TV's in it's viewing area.

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    Re: HDTV Projectors

    Got an Optoma HD65 720p 3 years ago and still love it! Love people's faces when they first see it. Still just using the wall, has anyone made their own screen or what is the best priced website for a screen?



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    Re: HDTV Projectors

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    BTW-22 if want to not buy a screen, I have that 96" one that I built myself and you can have it for $0 if you just come pick it up.
    Ill take it off your hands!!! ive been looking into these



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