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Topic:   info on Infocus X9

thanks for the info.. I am yet to ceiling mount the x9, but so far I have the same thoughts as you do..But havent seen the rainbow yet.. maybe I dont know what it is, Have you use the VGA and the S video input? when using the input from my Lenovo, the picture is terrible. When watching SD channels from my dish the picture is well below average as well (the dish receiver o/p is set to 720 to match the projector) upscaled DVD and HD channels are definitely nice (probably the night shots arent great, but cant complain for the price for this unit) I am currently projecting it on a flat white wall (from around 12', and around a 105" image), Are you using a screen? I havent spent much time on the screen yet, plan to experiment with a DIY screen, any thoughts? I have not watched B&W dvds yet
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Topic:   info on Infocus X9

I got the X9 from tigerdirect a few months ago. All in all, I'm very happy with it, but I recognize that it has its drawbacks - notably, limited placement flexibility, rainbows if you are sensitive to them, a barebones remote control, limited picture settings, mediocre black levels, and louder operation than LCDs. Here's what I like about it though: insanely low price, it's bright, it's small, it has good picture settings out of the box, it's easy to control with a harmony remote, replacement lamps are fairly cheap, and infocus has awesome service and a good warranty(I had to send mine to them due to inadvertantly accessing a service menu and screwing up some settings, and infocus had a replacement back to me within a few days.) As for the seating, I sit right below mine - I can hear it operating, but it's certainly not a big deal (perhaps comparable to an xbox360). Mine is about 11.5 feet from the screen and I love the extra brightness on my 84" screen, so I wouldn't worry too much about what the calculator says unless you are an absolute purist with ideas of breaking out a lumen meter. Other projectors in this price range would be the Mitsubishi HC1600 and the Optoma HD65, both within $100 or so.
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Topic:   info on Infocus X9

Guys, I'm still looking around for a home theater projector, so re-posting the questions I see that the Infocus X9 is on a deal at tigerdirect/circuit city for $579 and more discount via bing.. I was earlier strongly considering LCD (either the Ax200 or the 720 home cinema), but the X9 at this price is making it too tempting.. 0. how are your experiences with X9? 1. Is the noise really an issue with X9 (any DLP) 2. I need some help with the projector calculators. My throw distance is around 14 feet, should seating always be behind this? On the calculator I see that at 14 feet, the slider is in an area that says 'recommended for rooms with some ambient light', does this preclude using this setting with dark room? or should there always some light to avoid the projector looking too bright? There is approximately 1-1.5 feet for seating behind this. 3. Any other comparable projectors within say a 100$ more? (around 700$?) thanks guys
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