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Dec 16, 2006 3:46:40 PM
I am looking to get a new inexpensive projector for movies, games, and a computer hooked up to it. I've looked extensively and I stumbled across the HP EP7120 for $700, or EP7110 for $600
I'm very new to projectors, so I'd really appreciate some advice.
is 1024x728 much different than 800x600?
Should I be looking at a different projector, if I'm in the $500-700 range? Link please?
Why does HP no longer make projectors? Did they have a lot of problems with them?
Thanks a lot,
Apr 28, 2005 6:23:39 PM
Good luck in your projector choice JimJam. The key is, you are doing exhaustive research. I spent months reading about all the different kinds of projectors out there, i.e. DLP, LCP, before I finally pulled the trigger. I didn't know anything about them until I read an article in a newspaper a year and a half ago. That article changed my whole approach toward replacing my existing big screen TV; which I still own. Seems to me that the technology of these projectors just keeps making them better and better at more affordable prices. As my wife--who doesn't have a great deal of interest in any of this--said after seeing the first movie on our projector, "why wouldn't everyone have one of these?"
I wish you well JimJam and based on what you said, I am confident we won't be seeing any complaints from you about being "victimized".
Apr 27, 2005 3:09:47 PM
You just didn't do any homework. One of the most fundamental things you can/should do when considering the purchase of a projector is the lamp life and cost of a replacement. I have not seen a single article/information post that has failed to note lamp life and expected replacement cost.
I am afraid you have found an unsympathetic venue to complain. Anyone who has purchased a projector knows about lamp life.
Apr 21, 2005 7:03:38 AM
I already chimed in on another thread about DVD players with DVI, so this might be redundant. Remember, I preface my remarks by saying everyone is different and the only thing I can gauge my remarks on is my own eyesight. I tried two different DVD players, with DVI connections, Momitsu DV880 and the Denon 1910. I have to tell you that I just simply didn't see any difference in their picture compared to my Panasonic connected with component cables. I returned the Momitsu because it was not a good piece of equipment and I am going to return the Denon today. It is interesting to see some of the comments from others who said that they have seen great pictures from their run of the mill DVD players. These projectors today are so good, and to see a picture that large is just so impressive that you are blown away. At this point I am inclined to wait for the HD DVD players to come out; I'll wait until the price tag goes below 4 figures and buy one of those.
Regarding a projector mount. I did a lot of homework and saw a lot of high priced mounts. I ended up taking a gamble and purchased an OMNIMOUNT PMD-1 Front Projector Ceiling Mount through Amazon.com for $91.00!!! It exceeded any and all of my expectations. It looks as good as anything out there. It was very easy to put together and I had this thing put together and mounted in less than an hour, start to finish.
In the end good luck and as my wife--who has no interest in my electronics--said after watching her first movie on my projector, "why doesn't everyone have one of these?"
Apr 20, 2005 12:44:29 PM
Everyone on these forums is a lot brighter than me and the only thing I can use to offer any insight is my own eyesight. I have tried 2 different DVD players with DVI connections--Momitsu DV880 and Denon 1910. I have not been able to see any appreciable difference in PQ from my other DVD player connected with component cables. At this point, I am going to return the Denon 1910 and just simply wait for the HD DVD player war to settle out and buy one of those; of course after they come down from their initial four figure price tags.
Others will tell you they can see the difference and I certainly wouldn't dispute what someone else sees with their own eyes. As for me, I haven't been able to see the difference that DVI is supposed to make. Again, remember that I am just a simple rube.
In any case, good luck.
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