Beamer's are so cheap not like 15 years ago ? sony make good one also get
2nd hand , most all it's the lamp and how long it's has !


On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 8:46 PM, Isaac Brooks <isaacbrook...@gmail.com>wrote:

> +1 on Epson. My partner and I have a Powerlite 78, purchased in 2010.
> Resolution is OK. I'd think that by now you could get a better one for what
> we paid 4 years ago (600 usd, about). What has impressed me most about it
> is the build quality and the absolute lack of any issues.
>
> For solid group viewing in standard def, it's a fine machine. She uses it
> sometimes at her workplace for media-supported meetings/conferences, and it
> doesn't disappoint as a workhorse unit. It's very portable.
>
> Isaac
>
>
> On Saturday, January 25, 2014, Julian Antos <
> jul...@northwestchicagofilmsociety.org> wrote:
>
>> My parents have one of these:
>> http://www.amazon.com/Epson-V11H562020-PowerLite-Cinema-Projector/dp/B00EU9V3VW/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1390677818&sr=8-6&keywords=1080+projector
>>
>> It's surprisingly good. Color is fine, image is very sharp, and it's
>> under 1K. Their screen is about 10' wide, native 1.85
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 1:16 PM, David Tetzlaff <djte...@gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> I'm not up on the latest projector technology. I'm
>>> wondering-if/hoping-that technical advances have created an answer to the
>>> question above.
>>>
>>> Historically, you could divide video projectors into three types:
>>>
>>> 1. LCD: bright, with vivid but typically wildly inaccurate color
>>> rendition — both in hue and (over)saturation, very poor contrast ratio, and
>>> utterly unable to render monochrome images correctly... designed to project
>>> computer screens, good for that, not much else.
>>>
>>> 2. 1-chip DLP: not so bright, color accurate but a little washed out,
>>> pretty good contrast (for a video projector, anyway) but subject to
>>> generating flashes of extremely distracting moire due to the rotating color
>>> wheel's inability to deal with quick changes in image brightness at cuts.
>>>
>>> 3. 3-chip DLP: very nice image in every way, but big, heavy and
>>> EXPENSIVE.
>>>
>>> My old thought was that perhaps LCD technology would improve to the
>>> point where the contrast ratio and color accuracy (especially with
>>> monochrome) would improve to the point of minimum acceptability for film
>>> screening. I doubt that 1-chip DLPs could have overcome the
>>> color-wheel-moire problem. But either way, I don't know what has actually
>>> happened in terms of the current market.
>>>
>>> I'm not seeking anything that would be bright enough for even a small
>>> auditorium, but rather a living-room/small-classroom size venue with
>>> seating room for 10-25 people (who can be fairly tightly packed together if
>>> need be). I would hope for at least 720P resolution.
>>>
>>> Reports on any experiences with recent projector models would be
>>> welcome, positive or negative.
>>>
>>> And by "reasonably-priced" I mean under $1,000.
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>>
>>
>> --
>> Julian Antos
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>>
>>
>>
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