Re: video projector for small-ish exhibition space?

From: Jeff Kreines (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jul 11 2006 - 20:05:02 PDT

Things move quickly here.

Right now, the best bang-for-buck is probably the new Sony 1920 x
1080 projector -- 24P, true 24P 1080P. Xenon lamp, $7200 if you shop
around. But it has a fixed zoom lens, not interchangeable, and the
bulbs are not cheap. Not super bright (800 lumens) but ok on a 10 ft
diagonal screen with appropriate gain. This is an SXRD device, same
as LCOS and D-ILA, some prefer it to DLP, much better than LCD.

The new (August) Sony SXRD TVs are also 1920 x 1080 native, and will
be 24P (unlike the current versions). Great image, and not expensive
-- the 50" is $2500 if you shop, the 60" more, but prices drop with
the new model. Best RP TV I've seen.

The new Samsung with Phlatlight LED illumination is interesting but
still uses a moving DLP to get 1920 x 1080 resolution -- HP's name
for this is wobulation. When they come up with a native 1920 x 1080
DLP version, it will be interesting, and have better color than the
UHP-lit TVs.

There is a new single DLP projector -- 1920 x 1080 -- high-speed
filter wheel -- apparently very impressive.
There's a new dual-lamp version coming that's nice but not cheap enough.

My advice -- buy as late as possible, as it keeps getting cheaper and

Coneumer technology helps sometimes.

Jeff "but it's just TV for now" Kreines

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