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Old October 12th, 2002, 06:30 AM   #1
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Is there an old thread on video projectors, or any thought on which are the better models for projecting NTSC from MiniDV, the ocasioinal DVD, and S-VHS/VHS tapes? Loooking for something under $3200 that can also do a nice job on XGA from a laptop PC.
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Old October 12th, 2002, 09:09 AM   #2
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About the only input I can give you Don is on the Canon stuff:


These are basically Sanyo-OEM'ed units with Canon glass. They have a good reputation. The LV-S2 and LV-X2 are listed there but I haven't seen them in person yet. The nice thing about the website is you can download the instruction manuals and product brochures if you choose. There's a comparison chart at:

The LV-X2 is under $3000 and is native XGA. Hope this helps,

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Old October 12th, 2002, 11:23 AM   #3
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Dre.... used to work for Barco. He may have some valuable input on this.

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Old October 12th, 2002, 12:33 PM   #4
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Yes Jeff, I know what projectors and their properties and limits are. Unfortunately Barco (where I am still R&D Adviser) is only involved in the very high (and expensive) end of these large screen markets. ( So I (we) are not realy evaluation the volume products. Today, so many good consumer projectors are available that I am unable to give any real found advise. I sometimes use (privately) a small Liesegang DLP projector. I have been impressed by Sony and Seleco projectors too... Important features are ANSI lumens output if there is not a full ambient light control possibility (dark room). In case low ambient light is possible contrast ratio (best with CRT and DLP in second place) is more important. CRT projectors (unless the very high end) are not advisable for computer images. Pixel oriented displays (lcd,dlp,led,plasma...) are best when matched with the computer's resolutions (remappers are never flawless). Higher pixelcounts avoid pixelvisibility especially with LCD projectors. DLP projectors give the best garantee for grayscale tracking and gamma matching. Hope this help a bit. If there are specific(technical) questions I will be happy to serve.
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Old October 17th, 2002, 11:32 AM   #5
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Old October 17th, 2002, 06:53 PM   #6
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Hello Don:

There are LCD projectors out there that can get your job done. Check out MVS - Medical Video Systems - and they have great projectors for good prices. Take a look at the Sanyo PLV-60 (might be in price range); however, the Sony X1000U might do your job too.

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