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JulianT4530 73 62 October 19, 2016 at 09:30 AM in Projectors (4) More Frys Deals
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Last Edited by cricket702 October 24, 2016 at 03:25 PM
Not a bad deal if looking for a mini projector. Not too sure if shipping is included. Will need a unique promo code by signing up at Fry's website. Feel free to use mine. 2978866.

http://www.frys.com/product/85369...ate:101616

Display Type DLP
Native Resolution FHD (1920 x 1080)
Screen Size 30" ~ 120"
Projection Image 80"@8.1ft (40"@4.0ft)
Aspect Ratio 16:9 / 4:3
Brightness (Lumens) Up to 1400 Lumens *Based on the perceived brightness equivalent to the brightness of the lamp projector.
Contrast Ratio 150,000:1
Digital Keystone Correction Auto Keystone (Veritical), Manual 4 corner keystone
Lamp Type LED RGB
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Store pick up only. This projector has been out for a while, and was this price once before. This sounds more like they are trying to clear out stock at this point for a hopefully better product.
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Tried pricematching to Amazon just for the heck of it, no luck.

$599 is a great price, I wish there was a Fry's near me, or at least, wish they shipped! Other than the PF1000U UST, the upcoming XGIMI H1 is the only other true 1080p LED projector in the sub-$1500 market (Runco etc. have a few in the 5-figure range).

Very curious to see affordable 4K LED projectors hit the market. TI has a 0.67" DMD chip available for it, not sure if we'll see it in anything under a grand anytime soon, but it would be awesome if we did!
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I was looking for the PF1000U when I stumbled on this deal. Trying to finish my garage golf simulator and was thinking the PF1000u would be a perfect fit.
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This is still a good price, and there's still no real competitor to this. I researched this extensively a few months back and ended up with one of the 720p "laser" Casios because of the higher lumen output. It's been over a year, and the 1080p LED projector market is stagnant as hell.

I really, really want to see something around $1k with over 2k lumens... but there's nothing. If 1500-ish will do it for you, you want 1080p, and you want LED, this is what you get. Other similar stuff has been discontinued(like the viewsonic that claimed a few more lumens) and this soldiers on.
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ARG! My Optoma HD141X is whining like a 8-year old that won't stop. I actually have to turn the volume up to hear low converstations. I put in an AmEx extended warranty but they haven't gotten back to me yet. I wish they did... I'd pick this up as a replacement!

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Quote from JulianT4530 View Post :
I was looking for the PF1000U when I stumbled on this deal. Trying to finish my garage golf simulator and was thinking the PF1000u would be a perfect fit.
It's not bad, but it's not my favorite. Has some focus issues (mostly for text, if you're using it as a PC monitor) from the mirror that reflects the picture back to the wall, and I wasn't crazy about the picture/color/brightness...but it is UST & it is LED, which are both big benefits. Personally, I'd go with something like an HT1085ST (regular short-throw projector, although I think there's a newer model out now) if you don't mind mounting it on the ceiling. My buddy has one, so if you want some pics of the golf sim (if there's a demo), I can ask if you want.
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This is still a good price, and there's still no real competitor to this. I researched this extensively a few months back and ended up with one of the 720p "laser" Casios because of the higher lumen output. It's been over a year, and the 1080p LED projector market is stagnant as hell.

I really, really want to see something around $1k with over 2k lumens... but there's nothing. If 1500-ish will do it for you, you want 1080p, and you want LED, this is what you get. Other similar stuff has been discontinued(like the viewsonic that claimed a few more lumens) and this soldiers on.
I've installed a couple of the laser hybrids from Casio. They are junk for home theater usage because the contrast is terrible. Plenty bright, sure, but bad picture quality for movies. Great as Powerpoint projectors that never die for business use tho1

With LED, I have been pretty happy with 800+ lumens, tbh. The PLED-W800 is almost perfect (it's just 720p instead of 1080p). The Optoma ML750 is pretty close too, although the W800 is a lot better for HT usage. The XGIMI H1 looks promising, but really beyond that, it's pretty much the PF1500 or bust. Since it's a year or so old now, hopefully some new tech is coming out & we'll see that price drop at other major retailers like Amazon!
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It's not bad, but it's not my favorite. Has some focus issues (mostly for text, if you're using it as a PC monitor) from the mirror that reflects the picture back to the wall, and I wasn't crazy about the picture/color/brightness...but it is UST & it is LED, which are both big benefits. Personally, I'd go with something like an HT1085ST (regular short-throw projector, although I think there's a newer model out now) if you don't mind mounting it on the ceiling. My buddy has one, so if you want some pics of the golf sim (if there's a demo), I can ask if you want.

Was thinking of that option too, but my biggest worry is I live in Chicago. With my golf sim in an unheated garage during the winter time, I will need to move the projector inside when not in use. Right now i have a golf net hanging 8 feet in front of my garage door. A short throw could work in the space in between two, but in my case I need portability over picture quality. I'm a 90+ golfer so it might be a good thing I can't follow my shot as clearly.
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This is still a good price, and there's still no real competitor to this. I researched this extensively a few months back and ended up with one of the 720p "laser" Casios because of the higher lumen output. It's been over a year, and the 1080p LED projector market is stagnant as hell.

I really, really want to see something around $1k with over 2k lumens... but there's nothing. If 1500-ish will do it for you, you want 1080p, and you want LED, this is what you get. Other similar stuff has been discontinued(like the viewsonic that claimed a few more lumens) and this soldiers on.
I feel your pain, it seems like we'll never get a reasonable LED projector (especially not 4k). Unfortunately I believe the other guy is right about your projector being more for presentations rather than home theater. It seems like many projectors are geared that way (lack of 24p film mode, poor contrast, not many positioning/mounting options, etc). The LG model advertised here has a good bit of input lag plus not really sure if it has enough umph for daytime viewing. Kind of sour on the LG brand anyway after battling over a plasma of theirs that died an early death last year (hope none of you have to deal with their horrible CS). Now Acer had a hybrid laser/LED one a couple of years ago that seemed pretty promosing (k750 or something), but strangely they took it off the market after a real short time (think it was only out for a few months then started disappearing). I can't figure out what's going on with this projector market.
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Bought the pf1000u and this one pf1500, pf1500 has better brightness and pixel is more smaller than the pf1000u which is also dimmer compare to the pf1500. Pf1000u has focus issue too and price this is way cheaper and much better, only downside is pf1500 has no 3D but I hate 3D gives me a headache and don't want my son to watch in 3D too. And short throw is a plus but believe me you need a perfect wall super straight because it will show even the slight curve and affect focus, and you need a wall that the paint is super smooth on the pf1000u, if you move your eyes like 6inches away on the wall and see paint brush stroke on it, due to the short throw, it will show that paint brush stroke. So after 28days of wanting to even convince myself to keep the pf1000u, use it for a week and when I use the pf1500 you will really notice the feeling of the upgrade. Big difference. Plus less $400 when I bought it, and figures I don't move the projector so I just mount the 1500 on a tripod and use a UE boom as the sound via Bluetooth. But take note both can't be on game mode while Bluetooth is connected.
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ARG! My Optoma HD141X is whining like a 8-year old that won't stop. I actually have to turn the volume up to hear low converstations. I put in an AmEx extended warranty but they haven't gotten back to me yet. I wish they did... I'd pick this up as a replacement!

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I have the same issue with my HD141X. I guess it's a design flaw.
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I feel your pain, it seems like we'll never get a reasonable LED projector (especially not 4k). Unfortunately I believe the other guy is right about your projector being more for presentations rather than home theater. It seems like many projectors are geared that way (lack of 24p film mode, poor contrast, not many positioning/mounting options, etc). The LG model advertised here has a good bit of input lag plus not really sure if it has enough umph for daytime viewing. Kind of sour on the LG brand anyway after battling over a plasma of theirs that died an early death last year (hope none of you have to deal with their horrible CS). Now Acer had a hybrid laser/LED one a couple of years ago that seemed pretty promosing (k750 or something), but strangely they took it off the market after a real short time (think it was only out for a few months then started disappearing). I can't figure out what's going on with this projector market.
It does seem manufacturers have been dragging their feet in terms of LED light source projectors, particularly traditional projector makers. They seem to want to ride out their current tech long as possible. Also there is probably some money in replacement bulb sales.

LG is the main distrupter at this point - a non-traditional projector company willing to design and sell LED projectors. I bought their PA70g model several years ago on a Fry's deal when they had it for $450. Has been a great projector for my use case - movies, games and TV with mega hours and kids who don't baby the bulb. Hoping we eventually see more LED models not so geared at portable market and with better lenses with some additional brightness.
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It does seem manufacturers have been dragging their feet in terms of LED light source projectors, particularly traditional projector makers. They seem to want to ride out their current tech long as possible. Also there is probably some money in replacement bulb sales.

LG is the main distrupter at this point - a non-traditional projector company willing to design and sell LED projectors. I bought their PA70g model several years ago on a Fry's deal when they had it for $450. Has been a great projector for my use case - movies, games and TV with mega hours and kids who don't baby the bulb. Hoping we eventually see more LED models not so geared at portable market and with better lenses with some additional brightness.
Pretty sure LG said they were exiting the consumer led projector market.
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I wasn't able to get that price with the promo code. Can someone confirm? Is deal dead?

Edit: Never mind, signed up and got promo code. Thanks!
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