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my old roomate had a cheap epson projector that he got new in ~2005 and it was amazing - movies (even divx) looked great and games were a blast(only was able to try out PS2 on it). oh yea and keeping the room dark was not that big of an issue at all. it was fine in the daytime as long as you shut the curtains in the room you are watching it in. (his didnt have that high of a lumen output either).
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post #32 of 47
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Heh, thanks everyone for their input! I enjoy hearing all your personal experiences, it helps me in my decision quite a bit. I think Audi knows what will happen I'll be getting what I wanted all along. Once I graduate and make lots of moneys maybe I'll have an LCD for tv viewing and a screen that pulls down in front of it for movie projection. Ahhh wishful thinking.

When it gets closer to movin' in time I'll post up some of my options, and get your guys' opinions. Thanks again!
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http://www.lumenlab.com/store/

the projector is $499 and the replacement bulbs are $30
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http://www.lumenlab.com/store/

the projector is $499 and the replacement bulbs are $30
Dang, that looks pretty nice! I didn't think about Wii gaming either, I cant wait to hook mine up! Though they are out of stock till July
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Well I'm reviving this thread now that we've moved in. I've done my fair share of research on ebay and craigslist, but havn't found the one for me. I just got this email from TD, and they have this projector on sale. The big selling point for me is that it already comes with a screen and mount. And Its new, rather then used, which is pretty important when it comes to projectors. I know its only 800x600 native, but for that price new is it worth it? or should I really stick it out to find a higher res?


Edit: also, will an 80" screen be large enough? the room will have some ambient light so I know the projector will have to be fairly close to the screen, but I was thinking I could get something more like 100". Any thoughts?
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post #36 of 47
It can do up to 1080i...for the price it should suit you well for a while at least.
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Res is a little low but for the $ seems pretty good. Keep in mind that distance to the screen will dictate final viewing size.

Go to the manufacturer's page on the product and d/l a manual. Check to make sure you will have adequate distance.
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Res is a little low but for the $ seems pretty good. Keep in mind that distance to the screen will dictate final viewing size.

Go to the manufacturer's page on the product and d/l a manual. Check to make sure you will have adequate distance.
ProjectorCentral has this nice little app set up for things like that, its actually pretty cool. Check it out here.

It says to get an 80" screen, the throw is 10.4'. The room I have it in is over 30' long, so I'm not to worried about running out of room.
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Also, another thing I've never really understood is why native is different then max. It says it can run up to 1280x1024, but is that bad for the projector or something? I guess I just don't know the difference.

Here is the spec sheet.
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Actually it can run up to 1080i, which is 1920x1080.

But I've never really understood the native res vs. max res thing either. I will say this though, my roommate has a Dell projector with very very similar specs and it is an amazing little guy. You should not be disappointed.
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