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Old January 7th, 2007, 06:12 AM   #1
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Not sure if this is the best place for this.

I am working with some folks who are wanting more information on being able to project dv on a large screen. Something like 20'x50' for example.

If you know of any good resources for me to look into please let me know.

Thanks in advance for your response!

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Old January 7th, 2007, 07:32 AM   #2
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I have done this several times as part of our operas. Not sure exactly what you're looking for. Depends on how bright an image you want; we have used 10,000 lumen projectors because we had to compete with stage lighting at the same time. You might get away with a 5,000 lumen projector in a very dark space.

Where are you located? Please go to your profile using the "controls" link and enter your location - it is required for DVinfo members and helps people answer this kind of question. In major cities you will find A/V companies who rent projectors like this, but be prepared to spend some $$$.

The ideal would be a DLP projector such as the Barco SLM R9 or R12:

IMO these are the "best of breed" but you will pay a premium for them. A lower cost alternative would be a large LCD projector such as the Sanyo PLC XF45: and its cousins:

These same projectors are also marketed by a couple other companies such as Christie LX120: and the Eiki LC-XT9:

This is just a quick overview of what you might find at a typical rental house. There are many other alternatives also, and of course there are digital cinema projectors which are another category of more specialized units which you may find harder to find. Then there's the question of a screen, which you may find hard to rent in the size you describe. Find a vendor in your area and they should be able to suggest the best equipment for your application and budget.

As far as projecting DV, you need to figure out a way to feed it to the projector. You will want either analog component, VGA or DVI to connect to these large units, composite and s-video will not look good on a screen that large. You could get this from a tape deck, or directly from a computer.

I think you need to tell us more about exactly what you're doing for me to make further suggestions, but maybe this will get you started in the right direction.
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