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Old 18-11-2012, 01:32
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After watching a film on a friends projector I want one!

We have:

-empty room 15x15ft, with a new white wall (will be playing just films, in darkness), the room is on the far side of the house with no wifi range (and maybe 25m away from the router on same floor (house on 1 level)
-an oldish Dell PC with graphics card currently attached to 32' tc and creative 5.1 surrround sound speakers in middle of house (connected by wifi)
-the same tv is connected to a blu ray player.

My projector budget is around 500, and could maybe also get a new all in 1 sound system jobby, but would be great to use the 5.1 speaker setup I have. The pic would be on the wall. Have also been advised not to get a DLP? type due to possible rainbow effect.
Any ideas/suggestions for projector and best way to setup plase?
Thanks!
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Old 18-11-2012, 18:42
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Ok, after doing some reading I've decided to get at an all-in-1 speaker and blu ray system, plus a projector- any budget suggestions please? (~900 altogether). Oh and 3d is not essential too.
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Old 18-11-2012, 20:53
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After more reading I'm looking at:

BenQ W700
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pf_rd_i=468294

and
Panasonic SC-BTT590
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

Anyone have these?
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Old 19-11-2012, 19:59
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I don't have either but.....

The BenQ 700 PJ uses DLP technology, this is a high speed colour wheel, a side affect of this is the rainbow effect, not everyone can see it, I would recommend you have a demo before buying, if you are susceptible it could ruin your experience depending on how bad the effect is. Apart from that the PJ is a good buy, also have a look at Optoma.

I would also persuade you to look at separates instead of an all in one as they represent poor value for money, the have limited connectivity and when one component fails you have to replace the whole system.

Have a look at Richer Sounds, pretty sure you could get a separate amp, speakers and Blu ray for around your budget.

Amps.

http://www.m.richersounds.com/produc...y-strdh520-blk

http://www.m.richersounds.com/produc...3/onky-txsr313

Speaker packages.

http://www.m.richersounds.com/produc...ann-sfx5.1-blk

The following Onkyo system requires no separate amp as it is all built into the sub.

http://www.m.richersounds.com/produc...y-htx22hdx-blk

http://www.m.richersounds.com/produc...nky-sks22x-blk

Bluray

http://www.m.richersounds.com/produc...-bdps185-discs
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Old 19-11-2012, 20:30
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Thanks Deacon, I live in Sweden so can't use Richersounds, but some of those are available here.
I'm on a bit of a budget thus the all in-1 sound setup.

I've been told to avoid DLP due to the rainbow effect, but the LCD(?) projectors seem much more expensive (and out of my range!). A local specialist has offered the optoma HD6720 as an alternative (with discount which is unusual for sweden!)
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Old 19-11-2012, 23:21
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Thanks Deacon, I live in Sweden so can't use Richersounds, but some of those are available here.
I'm on a bit of a budget thus the all in-1 sound setup.

I've been told to avoid DLP due to the rainbow effect, but the LCD(?) projectors seem much more expensive (and out of my range!). A local specialist has offered the optoma HD6720 as an alternative (with discount which is unusual for sweden!)
Don't discount DLP totally, not before you have demoed one, they are truly brilliant, I prefer the PQ from mine to LCD's and plasma TV's I have, you just need to find out if you are susseptable to the rainbow affect. The Optoma they have recommended is DLP btw.

LCD tend to be a tad more expensive, but even this technology can have it's issues, the screen door effect, again, if it's on your short list be sure to demo.

Even though you are on a budget you can still get good quality separates for similar money, just have a good look around before you make the plunge.
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Old 19-11-2012, 23:57
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I have a Samsung A600 projector and it is brilliant for my needs but may not suit everyone.

http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/29066...var=sbar&cbt=y

The reviewers all said it had very little rainbow effect and I've never seen it.

There are lots of things to take into account before buying. The size of the image at the distance you need the projector to be, whether or not you need to adjust the angle of the image from where the unit is sited, the brightness of the image - will it be used in a dark room or partially lighted, cost of replacement bulb.

Took me a long time to decide which one was ideal for me - so don't rush into buying something unsuitable.
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Old 20-11-2012, 01:09
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If the OP wishes to know what the "rainbow effect" is all about:


Basically an image is broken down into Red Green Blue.

The red bits of the image are shown first then right afterwards the green bits and then the blue bits. In a persons eye they merge to form a full colour image.


It's very quick, but if you move your head or move your eyes then the alignment of each of the RGB pieces on your retina will be slightly off. Hence a rainbow (it's actual really just RGB, not a full rainbow)


The head or eye movement has to be very quick, and often it's only really noticeable with white highlights on a dark background. i.e. end credits

However apparently for some people this rainbow effect causes a headache.


I have used several DLP projectors and never had a problem with the rainbow. As I said it's mostly highlights against black that you see it a bit. After a while I don't even register it any more.

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Many DLP projectors also use yellow colour, also pure white can be part of the pattern like this RGBYW
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