can this projector give dicent picture for standard definition because i have the epson 705 hd nd it looks great for an hd channel but when its a standard defnition channel it looks like shit nd especially for soccer nd there are upcoming world cup qualifying games nd are all going to be standard definition so will this projector be able to give it a good picture quality for a standard definition ??
Comment by davidalbertkimber — August 17, 2012 @ 11:36 pm
If any of you are paying attention. the comment about the HDMI 4-to1 switch that the OP posted was 2 years ago… Prices have probably changed since then…
DLP has higher ansi contrast and doesn’t have panel misalignment issues. Another problem with the newer LCDs with the great black levels is that they all rely on dynamic irises to achieve them and some find the pumping of the brightness distracting. Turn it off and it kills the LCD black advantage to a considerable degree. The TX1080 would be best for ambient light or large screens. I’d say just get a JVC RS-1. I might get one for $1,500. 15,000:1 NATIVE contrast.
I purchased this projector. Here in The Villages we get together once a month for a driveway movie. We built a six by twelve foot screen out of plywood and two by fours than can be assembled and taken apart;. The picture on this screen was incredable.
Comment by Deanzsyclone — August 18, 2012 @ 7:24 am
My bad, it’s much cheaper now, I didn’t see that little flash show up on price until the second time.
Comment by Deanzsyclone — August 18, 2012 @ 7:49 am
Better yet look at the 3lcd projecotors, better color, that are WAYYYYY cheaper ($2,500) and due to the 3 chips should give better colors than this old (2009) projector can do. You don’t need that many lumen’s, you’ll be turning out the lights to watch a movie like every one else. FYI I run a high end 3chip sony projector less than 1000 lumens at 119 inche screen, and it looks fantastic. DLP is still WAY over priced and performs no better (worse blacks) than LCD projectors.
Comment by mortarlover123 — August 18, 2012 @ 8:09 am
Sounds somewhat shady, i would not go for it, then again its up to you, i would ask to see it first
Comment by wreckerpecker — August 18, 2012 @ 8:11 am
What are the limits on projectors in angle to the screen? I am designing a house with a room 16’8″ wide with a vaulted ceiling and 9′ walls. I would like to use a projector and build a cubby for it either in the wall or in the vaulted portion. Given these dimensions, 16’8″ wall to wall and 9′ height, with possibly putting the projector higher in the vaulted portion, is this feasible? I would like to have the projector hidden.
I love optoma, I have had my HD72 for over 3 years not one problem. Love Optoma a brand I trust…. Great picture you can get a picture with the quality Optoma provides unless you are willing to spend 3 times as much.
@epapa2: Ideally, you could run one HDMI from the projector to a receiver. Then your receiver could have all our inputs.
Comment by FocusedTechnology — August 18, 2012 @ 10:19 am
That’s correct. There is only one HDMI input. If you have multiple HDMI sources, we sell a basic 4×1 (4 inputs x 1 output) HDMI switcher for about $199.00. Call 1-888-686-0551 whenever you’re ready to order and we’ll walk you through your options.
I have had Optoma projectors from the very first one that came out, never had an issue with any of the old or new models i have tested over the years, picture quality has always been great. No Complains on my end. Just because one of ur projectors may have broken down for whatever reason it is not grounds for saying that optoma has no good reputation. They are the first to come out with the new HD20 model for $999 in 1080p! What more can u ask for!