Not much feedback on Projectors ?So here I go

admin_exported

New member
Aug 10, 2019
2,556
4
0
Visit site
I searched through forums but couldn't find answers to my question, I guess majority of the crowd busy with LCD and Plasma, fair enough. But ! I am seriously considering buying Infocus In76 for movies, in this regard I have following question and guidance required

1. Does this beamer display full-HD contents from PS3 and Blu-ray without any judder etc?

2. My viewing distance will be 3.5 meters can you recomend size of screen and any recomended screen, the room will have very little light.

3. I will run HDMI 5 meter and Component 8 meter does these lengths have effect on quality of display?

4. In this price range are there other options like Panasonic etc or this one is the best, I picked this based on the award issue. FYI Panasonic PT-AX100 and AX200 are also within same price range.

Much appreciate your response and feeback. Thanks in advance.
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
hi mate. i have been using a In76 for the last 8 months with ps3. it's not full had but looks great on my 92" screen. slight judder on some pans as its not 24fps compatable. not a fan of lcd designs myself so would not buy the panny. enjoy it mate
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
also, i use a 10metre chord company hdmi cable from my denon amp with no drop off in pic quality. i am about the same distance from the screen as you and my screen is a 92" grandview. i would personally get the in 76 for a grand from creative audio and spend either £250 ish on a manual pull down screen, or a tab tensioned if you can afford it but they are not cheap[ but will remain totally flat as other screens will curl over time. godd luck, you won't regret it
 

Clare Newsome

New member
Jun 4, 2007
1,657
0
0
Visit site
[quote user="ashfaqqasim"]
I searched through forums but couldn't find answers to my question, I guess majority of the crowd busy with LCD and Plasma, fair enough. But ! I am seriously considering buying Infocus In76 for movies, in this regard I have following question and guidance required

1. Does this beamer display full-HD contents from PS3 and Blu-ray without any judder etc?

2. My viewing distance will be 3.5 meters can you recomend size of screen and any recomended screen, the room will have very little light.

3. I will run HDMI 5 meter and Component 8 meter does these lengths have effect on quality of display?

4. In this price range are there other options like Panasonic etc or this one is the best, I picked this based on the award issue. FYI Panasonic PT-AX100 and AX200 are also within same price range.

Much appreciate your response and feeback. Thanks in advance.

[/quote]

I've used a projector for four years, and i'd certainly not rule out the AX200 based on any prejudice on LCD designs: it's far superior to any previous such models we've seen (and I've disliked many, having found the 'lattice' effect quite noticeable) and definitely worth considering.

Its Full HD capabilities at the money come into their own on a big screen.

Re distance - at 3.5 metres, i'd suggest an 80in screen, tops - I sit about the same from an 80in screen, and it's mighty big enough (some people find it too overwhelming, too - not us, though.) We haven't tested a lot of screens, so i'd check some out - Stewart and Planar make some good models we've seen, and Draper's Roadwarrier is a strong portable option.

And as for cables, i've used up to 15m HDMI in the Chord Silver Plus with no problem, even with Full HD.
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
Clare,

Thanks for quick response and recomendations, but are you sure about PT-AX200E being full-hd I checked the specs on Panasonic website and it say max resolution is 1280&780, the one which is full-hd is PT-AE2000E and it is not in same price range. But I do see that AX200 has higher specs the IN76 both in terms of contrast 6000 vs 3000 and Lumen 2000 vs 1000. So is it worth over IN76?

I can't get a demo of both these side by side hence relying completely on your opinion. Thanks once again.
 

Clare Newsome

New member
Jun 4, 2007
1,657
0
0
Visit site
[quote user="ashfaqqasim"]

I can't get a demo of both these side by side hence relying completely on your opinion. Thanks once again.[/quote]

No pressure then!
emotion-5.gif


I was, of course, wrong about the Full HD (hell, it was late), as I was indeed thinking of the 2000E. The 200E does accept 1080p and 24fps, however.

And the 200E is definitely a very strong contender - we haven't done a formal Group Test of it against the IN76, but did compare the two when doing the recent first test of the Panasonic PT-AX200E, and it's a damn close call. They both have their strengths: the DLP design is a little better for contrast and blacks, whereas the LCD is crisper - and the Panasonic is easier to setup and live with.

Add that you'll probably pick the Pana up for less (which could go towards a superior screen) and we'd probably lean in its direction - though i'd be far happier if you'd see both (even if not side-by-side) just to see your particular reaction to the DLP vs LCD debate: some people find the latter has colour issues and, as mentioned, the latter lattice issues, but not everyone is as affected by one or the other.
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
Hi Clare

Over the long weekend I finally found a shop who
could demo Infocus in76 and Panasonic PT-AX200E side-by-side and your
observation were sport-on both the units show spectacular pictures and
have some plus minus, but I found the picture quality and vibrant
colours of PT-AX200E suit my eyes and my wife'also agreed. So we bought
it, it will be hopefully delivered this weekend.

However
picking a screen is a nightmare with so many brands and quality of
fabrics etc we couldn't decide which one to go for and in this regard
your help will resolve this headache. I found the 80" Stewart screen
more expensive than projector itself and so does the planar X-screen so
both were out of scope and budget.

Here in NL shop recommended
Projecta Procinema high contrast screen for home use but gave a good
suggestion to play with projector for few days and see what size fits
best and then order which we found pretty acceptable, other options
were beamer, kingpin, deluxxe and homescreen but shop told us Projecta is big brand in EU.

Our room is newly painted with one wall dark brown where the
screen will be hanging and three wall creme coloured, there is one
window on opposite side of screen which can be closed and block the
sunlight and make room completely dark. My question is, is it a good
idea to go for light grey screen instead of traditional white and with
high contrast and gain of 0.8%. Also we will be using manual pull-down
screen instead of fixed or portable.
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
From what everyone says, it sounds like the panasonic is the one to go for.

I have heard that the LCD chips can wear out and degrade much faster. Is this true? If so, then does it apply to the Panasonic?

Thanks,

Matt.
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
Well this weekend I have taken delivery of a Sanyo Z2000 and it's great. Fan noise (virtually silent), superb placement options, 1080p and a white finish were a must and the Sanyo fitted the bill perfectly. I would have liked a smaller case but they're all big anyway.

It's mounted above our heads projecting onto a 70" Eyeline Screen from about 9.5ft. The screen also has a 70-80 top drop so the centre is just above eye level. Quite a demanding set up and the Sanyo does it great with room to spare. No keystone but as long as you've get the pj level the lens shift does the rest, a far better option imo.

The Optoma/Infocus PJ's may be fabulous but I don't think enough is made of their limited mounting options in reviews. I was really keen to get an IN80 after the first test but then after investigation the usual limitations were present.

The Z2000 picture quality is very good as long as it's dark and is plenty bright enough in low lamp mode for me. Daylight watching is possible but of course it looks washed out, light control is a must as with any pj's.

There are lots of tweaks and i'm still trying to get my head around what looks best but suffice to Iron Man last night from PS3 looked very good indeed.

I'd get one in while stocks last, the new 700 is due soon around £1K but the specs are a bit less and I reckon the new 3000 will be near 2K. So this is a bargain for £1200.

Rob
 

TRENDING THREADS