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Any recommendations for Multimedia Projectors for TV/Movies?

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by John Robertson, Nov 11, 2004.

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  1. Hi,

    I'm looking to spend around $1500US for a portable (able to move
    between home and girlfriends for example) Multimedia projectors and
    was wondering if there are any to steer clear from, also ones that
    have a reasonable cost for a replacement bulb ($ 200 - 500US seems a
    bit high to me). I wish to use this mostly for watch TV or movies on a
    pull down screen or simply a clean white wall.

    I've been looking at a number of brands - Optoma, Epson, and InFocus
    but can't find many review web sites. Perhaps I've used the wrong
    google search terms though...suggestions or personal experience
    appreciated.

    Thanks, hopefully this will precipitate an interesting thread...

    John :-#)#
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  2. It's pretty bad, but there is no projector with cheaper bulbs. It seem
    that the companys like to go the same way than the ink-jet-printers go
    before. They offer "cheap" projectors, but expensive bulbs. So the
    earn continious money from your wallet.
    Have a look at www.projectorcentral.com
    I do not know how independent these reviews are. I suggest to compare
    different reviews. Also have a look in Computer Magazines.
    Unfortunateley I've unable to suggest an english magazin, cause I've
    writing from germany.

    Good luck, Reiner
     
  3. Thanks! Looks like a good starting place...wonder why that didn't turn
    up in my google search, but there are a few web sites out there...

    John :-#)#
    www.flippers.com

    (Please post followups or tech enquires to the newsgroup)
    John's Jukes Ltd. 2343 Main St., Vancouver, BC, Canada V5T 3C9
    Call (604)872-5757 or Fax 872-2010 (Pinballs, Jukes, Video Games)
    www.flippers.com
    "Old pinballers never die, they just flip out."
     
  4. PC World has done some reviews on projectors. I personally think
    in-focus is a good brand, but that's just my opinion based on some
    transient usage, not on any hard facts.

    H. R. (Bob) Hofmann
     
  5. I have decided to go with the Toshiba TDP-S20 ($1295 Canadian -
    $1100US). I am very pleased with the picture. And the 3,000 hour bulb
    seems reasonably priced compared to the competitors. I also like the
    cover for the lens and the carry bag (not a great bag, but the thought
    was nice) that were included. The recessed inputs on the rear are good
    too. It seems like a well designed unit to me.

    John :-#)#

    (Please post followups or tech enquires to the newsgroup)
    John's Jukes Ltd. 2343 Main St., Vancouver, BC, Canada V5T 3C9
    Call (604)872-5757 or Fax 872-2010 (Pinballs, Jukes, Video Games)
    www.flippers.com
    "Old pinballers never die, they just flip out."
     
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