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Anyone Know Anything About HD Projectors?
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RE: Anyone Know Anything About HD Projectors?
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Skip.  Wrote: (05-10-2018 03:23 AM)
beans  Wrote: (05-10-2018 03:14 AM)
This projector thing seem interesting...

The ones I ever saw just projected images...

I barely watch TV too, maybe 2-3 hours a week...

Explain a bit about them and how they work, what you can do etc... if you want... Cheer




Interesting :thumbup
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RE: Anyone Know Anything About HD Projectors?
Skip.  Wrote: (05-10-2018 03:08 AM)
President Camacho  Wrote: (05-10-2018 03:02 AM)
If you want to save it you could download the parts catalog and get the bearing and replace it. If not, time for a new projector. It's important to remember that projectors can only be as good as the surface you are projecting the image onto.

I found the part for $125 but you can get newer model 1080p projectors for not much more. They aren't popular in the mainstream market because people watch tons of television every day. The bulbs wear down too fast. I only watch a little bit before bed so they work great for me. I have a dull white paint in my living room. The picture looks really good.

My parents leave their TV on round the clock even when they sleep. They could never own a projector.

I think you're right man. For the cost of the part compared to the cost of a new projector you might as well go with the new projector. I had an older DLP TV a while back and the bulb in it went out. I paid 80 bucks for a new bulb because I got the TV for free from someone that just didn't want to bother with getting it fixed. About 2 months later it started getting blue speckles all over the screen, that kinda looked like a star-scape pattern. It progressively got worse. I found out what it was through a little research, and found out the blue projector had to be replaced. It wasn't the cheapest thing and required using a grid pattern tool you had to put on the wall, then go into the TVs service mode to project that same pattern on the wall, then you had to align the two so that your blue would match up with the red and green. Basically a color calibration test tool. It had to be done for each color. I decided it wasn't worth the effort and just dropped $450 on a 60 inch TV.

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RE: Anyone Know Anything About HD Projectors?
Mr ifnoc  Wrote: (05-10-2018 03:27 AM)
Skip.  Wrote: (05-10-2018 03:23 AM)


Ahhh yes. Those old things. I hated mine. The canisters work good for other stuff though. chuckle

I swear by Mitsubishi projectors. My 2006 is on it's last legs and the picture still looks great. I could wear my bluetooth headphones to get around the buzzing if I wanted to but it's time to finally upgrade it.
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RE: Anyone Know Anything About HD Projectors?
President Camacho  Wrote: (05-10-2018 03:30 AM)
Skip.  Wrote: (05-10-2018 03:08 AM)
I found the part for $125 but you can get newer model 1080p projectors for not much more. They aren't popular in the mainstream market because people watch tons of television every day. The bulbs wear down too fast. I only watch a little bit before bed so they work great for me. I have a dull white paint in my living room. The picture looks really good.

My parents leave their TV on round the clock even when they sleep. They could never own a projector.

I think you're right man. For the cost of the part compared to the cost of a new projector you might as well go with the new projector. I had an older DLP TV a while back and the bulb in it went out. I paid 80 bucks for a new bulb because I got the TV for free from someone that just didn't want to bother with getting it fixed. About 2 months later it started getting blue speckles all over the screen, that kinda looked like a star-scape pattern. It progressively got worse. I found out what it was through a little research, and found out the blue projector had to be replaced. It wasn't the cheapest thing and required using a grid pattern tool you had to put on the wall, then go into the TVs service mode to project that same pattern on the wall, then you had to align the two so that your blue would match up with the red and green. Basically a color calibration test tool. It had to be done for each color. I decided it wasn't worth the effort and just dropped $450 on a 60 inch TV.

I found my first projector on a dumpster. It needed the power cord and a new bulb. I spent about $225 for the bulb. I have used the hell out of it over the years. I replaced the bulb one other time with a generic one for a little over $50. This newer projector cost me about $250 with a bulb that isn't too old. I have Hd quality with an 8-10 foot screen for way less than a TV. Even the biggest flat screen looks small to me.
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RE: Anyone Know Anything About HD Projectors?
Skip.  Wrote: (05-10-2018 03:48 AM)
President Camacho  Wrote: (05-10-2018 03:30 AM)
I think you're right man. For the cost of the part compared to the cost of a new projector you might as well go with the new projector. I had an older DLP TV a while back and the bulb in it went out. I paid 80 bucks for a new bulb because I got the TV for free from someone that just didn't want to bother with getting it fixed. About 2 months later it started getting blue speckles all over the screen, that kinda looked like a star-scape pattern. It progressively got worse. I found out what it was through a little research, and found out the blue projector had to be replaced. It wasn't the cheapest thing and required using a grid pattern tool you had to put on the wall, then go into the TVs service mode to project that same pattern on the wall, then you had to align the two so that your blue would match up with the red and green. Basically a color calibration test tool. It had to be done for each color. I decided it wasn't worth the effort and just dropped $450 on a 60 inch TV.

I found my first projector on a dumpster. It needed the power cord and a new bulb. I spent about $225 for the bulb. I have used the hell out of it over the years. I replaced the bulb one other time with a generic one for a little over $50. This newer projector cost me about $250 with a bulb that isn't too old. I have Hd quality with an 8-10 foot screen for way less than a TV. Even the biggest flat screen looks small to me.

My TVs are big, but not what a projector can offer. Most of my walls are textured as well, which which make the picture look crappy. Those bulbs are insanely expensive and they can go out easily. Especially if there is a problem with the capacitors on the power supply board. If you do get a new projector, make sure it doesn't just plug into the wall. Get a quality surge protector.

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RE: Anyone Know Anything About HD Projectors?
President Camacho  Wrote: (05-10-2018 03:57 AM)
Skip.  Wrote: (05-10-2018 03:48 AM)
I found my first projector on a dumpster. It needed the power cord and a new bulb. I spent about $225 for the bulb. I have used the hell out of it over the years. I replaced the bulb one other time with a generic one for a little over $50. This newer projector cost me about $250 with a bulb that isn't too old. I have Hd quality with an 8-10 foot screen for way less than a TV. Even the biggest flat screen looks small to me.

My TVs are big, but not what a projector can offer. Most of my walls are textured as well, which which make the picture look crappy. Those bulbs are insanely expensive and they can go out easily. Especially if there is a problem with the capacitors on the power supply board. If you do get a new projector, make sure it doesn't just plug into the wall. Get a quality surge protector.

I just hope it's as reliable as my older one. 12+ years after finding it on a dumpster isn't too bad. I have a surge protector that has served me well. Keep your fingers crossed for my next projector....
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I like my old tv. An RCA from the mid 80s??? It's cabinet top makes a great catch all too. It weighs like 280 lbs. chuckle

I'm here to chew bubble gum. So you better give me some.

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Mr ifnoc  Wrote: (05-11-2018 01:40 AM)
I like my old tv. An RCA from the mid 80s??? It's cabinet top makes a great catch all too. It weighs like 280 lbs. chuckle

I keep a big old Zenith brand TV around in my guitar room just for older systems like my NES, SNES, and SEGA. I like to play the older game systems for nostalgia, and they just don't look right on modern TVs. The CRT does them justice though. Every now and again the volume cuts to almost nothing but I give it a good slap on the left side and it comes back. It makes me feel like The Fonz.

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I have a little tv/vcr combo that I have connected to an outside antenna. I get about 30 local channels. I mostly watch the local morning news while I drink coffee. Hardly ever use the vcr.

I also have a modern flat panel tv for internet video streaming, and that's what I watch in the evening.

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The projector arrived today. It's twice the size of my last one. It barely fits on the shelf. The picture is upside down and out of focus. chuckle

I'm really lucky the remote I had for the other projector works on it.

I'll get home tonight and start working on the aspect and focus.

It arrived with some cracked plastic but luckily in an area that is just aesthetic. My plan is to use it until it stops working anyways.

Maybe I'll rent a blue ray to test it out.
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I like my benq w1070, I use it almost 8 hours a day hooked to a computer hdmi or a xbox.

I put about 4000 hours a year on a bulb, so I need to replace the bulb every year.

the bulbs can be purchased from china for about 65 dollars or new with housing for about 150.

I like dlp because i need a lot of lumens because the room is not totally dark during the day.

I project on a beige wall and the image is 15 feet wide, 1080 or 720p looks great.

I will only buy a lcd when they can produce enough lite like the bulbs units.

never paid more than 700 for a quality projector dlp.
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (05-16-2018 11:16 PM)
I like my benq w1070, I use it almost 8 hours a day hooked to a computer hdmi or a xbox.

I put about 4000 hours a year on a bulb, so I need to replace the bulb every year.

the bulbs can be purchased from china for about 65 dollars or new with housing for about 150.

I like dlp because i need a lot of lumens because the room is not totally dark during the day.

I project on a beige wall and the image is 15 feet wide, 1080 or 720p looks great.

I will only buy a lcd when they can produce enough lite like the bulbs units.

never paid more than 700 for a quality projector dlp.

Luckily I have really dark conditions when I use it. It's just for night movies, games and Netflix. I'm hoping I can sort through the menu tonight with it being so out of focus. My other one had a manual focus. If the remote has focus buttons, I should be okay.
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RE: Anyone Know Anything About HD Projectors?
Skip.  Wrote: (05-16-2018 11:23 PM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (05-16-2018 11:16 PM)
I like my benq w1070, I use it almost 8 hours a day hooked to a computer hdmi or a xbox.

I put about 4000 hours a year on a bulb, so I need to replace the bulb every year.

the bulbs can be purchased from china for about 65 dollars or new with housing for about 150.

I like dlp because i need a lot of lumens because the room is not totally dark during the day.

I project on a beige wall and the image is 15 feet wide, 1080 or 720p looks great.

I will only buy a lcd when they can produce enough lite like the bulbs units.

never paid more than 700 for a quality projector dlp.

Luckily I have really dark conditions when I use it. It's just for night movies, games and Netflix. I'm hoping I can sort through the menu tonight with it being so out of focus. My other one had a manual focus. If the remote has focus buttons, I should be okay.
It should have a manual focus and menu button on the projector.
Just google the model and download the manual for it.

If the picture was upside down, it was setup for ceiling mount like mine.

Mine is hanging from a 15 foot ceiling on a 3 foot mount about 20 feet back from the projection wall.

If you are in a small room you better hope it is a short throw projector, ie the distance from the projection wall can be like 6 to 8 feet, if not, and you need more room to focus, you will have a problem, that is why you need to look at the manual, if you have not already determined this and that it will work.

enjoy.
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RE: Anyone Know Anything About HD Projectors?
LoP Guest  Wrote: (05-17-2018 01:25 AM)
Skip.  Wrote: (05-16-2018 11:23 PM)
Luckily I have really dark conditions when I use it. It's just for night movies, games and Netflix. I'm hoping I can sort through the menu tonight with it being so out of focus. My other one had a manual focus. If the remote has focus buttons, I should be okay.
It should have a manual focus and menu button on the projector.
Just google the model and download the manual for it.

If the picture was upside down, it was setup for ceiling mount like mine.

Mine is hanging from a 15 foot ceiling on a 3 foot mount about 20 feet back from the projection wall.

If you are in a small room you better hope it is a short throw projector, ie the distance from the projection wall can be like 6 to 8 feet, if not, and you need more room to focus, you will have a problem, that is why you need to look at the manual, if you have not already determined this and that it will work.

enjoy.
http://www.projectorcentral.com/mitsubis...review.htm
Thus, many people will want to consider a ceiling mount for the HC7000. To illustrate, on a 120" diagonal screen, which is 105" wide, a 1.5x viewing distance would put the viewer 13 feet from the screen. At maximum wide angle zoom, the HC7000's throw distance for a 120" diagonal screen is 12.25 feet. So your options are to A, ceiling mount, or B, sit closer to the screen than you might otherwise want to sit. Thankfully, due to the 2.5 picture height lens shift, it is relatively easy to ceiling mount the HC7000 in precisely the right spot.

Here ya go skip.
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (05-17-2018 01:25 AM)
Skip.  Wrote: (05-16-2018 11:23 PM)
Luckily I have really dark conditions when I use it. It's just for night movies, games and Netflix. I'm hoping I can sort through the menu tonight with it being so out of focus. My other one had a manual focus. If the remote has focus buttons, I should be okay.
It should have a manual focus and menu button on the projector.
Just google the model and download the manual for it.

If the picture was upside down, it was setup for ceiling mount like mine.

Mine is hanging from a 15 foot ceiling on a 3 foot mount about 20 feet back from the projection wall.

If you are in a small room you better hope it is a short throw projector, ie the distance from the projection wall can be like 6 to 8 feet, if not, and you need more room to focus, you will have a problem, that is why you need to look at the manual, if you have not already determined this and that it will work.

enjoy.

This projector can focus down to 4 feet so I'm good. I hate having to wait to test it out...
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