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Dec 30, 2012 11:06 AM
Room: 20x10, screen 6x7, throw 12ft
Windows on 2 sides, always leaks light no matter what time of day.
Budget: $1000 USD +/- $200
Ideal: 2500 lumens or more, 10k contrast ratio or more, DLP, 6 or 7 seg color wheel, low noise, no light leaks.
Hey guys, I'm ready for an upgrade to my home theater projector. My trusty old Dell 2300 projector I bought in 2003 when it first came out, has served me well, but its been 10 years and in that time I've gone from watching laserdisks to HD movies/tv off my computer, which is my primary source.
My surround sound is very good, its all B&W speakers and Rotel THX certified electronics. So it would be nice to couple that with a vivid and bright image.
My projector produces a 4:3 image, I have a 6ft x 7ft screen, its taller then it is wide. My throw is about 12 feet maximum and the projector sits on top of my stereo cabinet, which is located behind the couch. So when you sit down in the sofa, the image goes over your head straight onto the screen. So projector noise and light leaking are both critical elements.
What I'm seeking is a HUGE step up in over-all brightness from what I have today. I'm working with 2500 ANSI lumens but a very poor contrast ratio of about 2000:1. I'd like to have a native 1080p chip, DLP preferable, 6 or 7 seg wheel, good contrast ratio and excellent brightness.
Been looking at the Benq W7000 as the rec 709 color space interests me since I work in the broadcasting industry and having something which is "industry standard" would be great. But for sure not worth spending a whole lot of money I don't NEED to spend. The Benq is a little bit over my budget for sure. I was hoping to spend a grand or maybe a tiny bit more.
So, let me know what you're thinking!
May 17, 2011 7:53 PM
I recently bought a used Dell 2300MP projector. I hooked it up to my Blu Ray player and it worked great. Then a few hours later I turned it back on and the picture from my player was green. The menu screens are colored correctly. I'm connecting to the pj with a hdmi to dvi adapter and a hd fury. HELP!!!!!!!
Dec 17, 2009 10:26 AM
I am looking for a color wheel for a Dell 2300MP projector. Anybody know where I can get one. I'm pretty desperate.
I believe last time I posted sheridan mentioned he could get them. If you let me know, I'd be happy to purchase them from you if you know where to get them.
Mar 26, 2009 3:30 PM
Ok so about less than a month ago a warning came up on my dell 2300mp projector that said "warning, lamp is now using reserve hours" which obviously meant it was time to change the bulb.
I came home to find my roommate fidgeting with the projector without my approval, telling me that "the projector wont turn on, and when you try to turn it on it just keeps making this "clicking" noise." I thought to myself, ok the bulb has finally died, lets get a new one.
Previously that week he used my laptop to surf the web and that too mysteriously crashed and I was forced to wipe the drive clean and start from scratch.
After ordering a new bulb, supposedly one that fits in 1800 and 2300mp's, and installing it myself with no problems, I freshened up my room and sat back, hoping to indulge in some PS3 as I turned the projector on.
Still, I get this clicking noise while all the lights on the arrow and menu keys remain lit, it continues to click and then breathes a bit, then the power button starts to flash and it clicks again, but this time in a different pattern of clicking, and just keeps repeating this process.
I'm almost positive that the only problem with the projector was the bulb, but now I'm beginning to wonder if it could be something else. I really hope not. I haven't cleaned the filter yet, and in the past, the projector was often being used for long increments of time and definitely probably getting hotter than it normally should.
I understand that this projector is ancient, but its worked flawlessly for so many years and I have never had a problem. Maybe I am forgetting some steps? Was I normally supposed to change the bulb before the original died?
Is there some sort of factory reset that's done by pressing and holding down certain buttons maybe?
Thanks to anyone who can help me, this projector really makes this entire apartment what it is.
I uploaded a video of the clicking noise onto youtube so you have a better idea of whats making me pull my hair out.
Mar 25, 2008 3:57 AM
Where and how can I bye a sparepart to my Dell 2300MP (close to Denmark, Europe). It's a ventilator-thing (see picture). With a number: 23.885.19.020A5361393 on it. The service has ended and Dell have no such spareparts available. Can anybody help?
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