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|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|02-22-2013 05:36 PM|
"Out of Stock at the Epson Store"
|02-21-2013 07:56 AM|
|ninedayfall75||LED's are dim. I'd stay away from them until the technology improves, unless you have a 100% light controlled room.|
|02-21-2013 07:25 AM|
|02-21-2013 07:04 AM|
|02-21-2013 02:50 AM|
|02-21-2013 02:45 AM|
1) absolute budget
2) optimal screen size
3) seating distance
4) rough idea of how dark you're able to get your room
5) rough idea of how quiet you want your room to be
An estimate of how long the pj will run per day would be good too, along with how often you expect to turn it on and off (how long per session, and how many hours per day).
You don't need to know all the above, but if you're coming to SD, a budget at least would be nice.
Personally, I had an old bulb pj that was super loud and pretty bulky (vcr-sized) and got pretty hot, so I was glad to go with the Acer K330 500-lumen LED pj right when it came out. I wanted something portable and relatively care-free to use (turn it on, turn it off, move it around, whatever), and the K330 still hit most of my needs. The weird diamond pixels were a little off for reading, but you said you're looking for movie and game use, and it does just fine. 720p native, 1080p looks good too. The K330 500-lumen LED also gets decent detail at 80" in the daytime even with just dark yellow non-blocking drapes in my room, a den with a big glass sliding door. That's 80" at about 7-8' on the fixed-zoom lens.
The 500-lumen LED pjs go for $450-500 now, when they came out for $500-550 15 months ago. I think 300 lumen LED pjs would still work in just a little darker room (like 1-2 regular sized windows with darkish drapes, or better, blackout cloth/blinds), and those can be found for $300-350.
Best bet is to see if you can buy, try, and return pjs with different features and try them out in your intended place and screen size, with your usual light level, and note the lumen ratings and bulb/LED combinations that just aren't good enough for your conditions. If LED pjs give you good enough performance, I'd recommend you go with them just to get rid of bulb changes and reduce heat and noise. LED pjs are much more resilient to being flipped on-and-off and tossed about too, so they make excellent portable or random houseroom pjs.
The only things you really miss from comparably-priced bulb pjs are brighter beams if you really like to turn your ambient light up or have the room for 120"+ screen, adjustable zoom, 1080p native (unless you go >$900 for LED), and horizontal keystoning.
|02-21-2013 02:01 AM|
|elBradford||I wish I had a use for one of these. The short throw feature is quite cool, but I have no use for a short throw projector.|
|02-21-2013 01:46 AM|
Better than a pico projector for about the same price
Edit lulz just watched this video. Ahem not quite a pico
|02-21-2013 12:57 AM|
ELPLP42 Replacement Projector Lamp / Bulb (170W) (projector rated at 251W, 4.9W stand by with network)
Always be prepared! Buy an extra lamp for your projector.
Product In Stock V13H010L42 Our Price: $199.00*
so replacement bulb bought at time is the same as the projector itself.
|02-21-2013 12:26 AM|
It has a NIC for monitoring and controls. that's interesting, I guess...
So I read it has 87" diag at 3.4' distance. So that would be 46" Hight at 40" distance at 16:10 native ratio. so 16:9 would be almost a 1:1 ration. So if you have a 10 Foot High wall the lenses would need to be a little less then 10 feet from the wall.
I kinda want to mount this over my bed some how so I can lay in bed and watch a large screen display laying flat on my back.
|02-21-2013 12:20 AM|
|02-21-2013 12:08 AM|
|eViLNeWBiE06||How much does replacement bulb for this cost?|
|02-21-2013 12:08 AM|
|02-21-2013 12:01 AM|
|02-20-2013 11:00 PM|
|cheepdood||Better resolution than the model processedmeat posted but lower lumens. Short throw sounds good for smaller rooms/areas.|
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