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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-06-2008, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Questions about projectors

I'm looking at getting a projector but I know nothing about them. I need to know what lumens I should look for at a minimum. stuff like that..

I'm not looking for some big bad ass set up.. just something for the bed room. ... sounds dumb I know but with the arrangement in the room a projector would be perfect... and I'm sure I can get into a projector cheaper then another plasma like I have in the living room.

any help would be GREATLY appreciated. (i'd even buy a used one if someone has one laying around.)
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-06-2008, 07:46 PM
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Go check out avsforum.com and look in the under 3k section.

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If you would like to see what an older, cheaper projector can do, give me a ring and come check out mine. I have a Panasonic AE900U. When it was introduced it was at the top of it's game, now it's outdated and very inexpensive. You can pick these up for about $600 now a days.

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i run a mitsubishi hc1500 in my living room. it's a dlp projector with 1600 lumens and 2500 CR.

it's been replaced with the HC 1600 already but there is hardly a difference. you can find them for less than $800
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-10-2008, 08:29 AM
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doesnt the room need to be 100% dark for projectors to look decent?

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doesnt the room need to be 100% dark for projectors to look decent?
100% dark isnt required. i have blinds without curtains and dont have a problem even in the day. of course if you have direct light on the screen its not going to look as good as at night.
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yup - I was using an older Boxlight LCD projectpr with a native 1024x768 with 1200 lumens. I put a DVDO line doubler on it so that it produced 480p. It looked great. Lots of detail, vivid colors and impressed alot of my friends. It is smaller, and retailed for $8k new, I bet you can find them on eBay for <$300.

I am going to upgrade soon and am considering using it for my outdoor home theater, the next chapter in my home theater adventures.

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100% dark isnt required. i have blinds without curtains and dont have a problem even in the day. of course if you have direct light on the screen its not going to look as good as at night.
what kind of paint would i need to paint my wall to shine it on instead of getting a screen?

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-11-2008, 05:14 PM
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I built my own screen, (96x78) and would be glad to help anyone on here do the same. 2x2 frame with streched cloth and reflective paint.(30 bucks total).

If you dont want to use a screen, then I suggest the same reflective paint that I used.

Home Depot (Lowes doesn't carry it in stock) sells a transparent reflective spray paint.
Here is a link from ACE.
http://www.acehardwaresuperstore.com...87.html?ref=42

2 cans worked awesome for me. Hope that helped.

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