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Old May 18th, 2009, 09:57 AM   #1
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Hey Folks, Just wondering what type of projectors people are using to show their "SDE's"
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old May 18th, 2009, 10:18 AM   #2
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I think you need to specify more about your question.

Are you showing in SD or HD. And if your showing in HD. 720 or 1080. There is a significant price difference between the two.

I currently use Epson's PowerLite Home Cinema 720 Projector.
It's one of the cheaper 720 projectors. But I do have a problem carrying that things around. It is NOT the smallest projector.

They definitely make smaller HD projectors now, but they are not cheap. Then you have to carry an extra bulb with you too. The last thing you want is showing movies and your bulb goes out.

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Old May 18th, 2009, 12:10 PM   #3
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I also would like to know about this..

I have done some research and I found that the two most important things to consider are the contrast ration and brightness lumens. is this correct?

How much are we looking at to buy a decent SD projector? or are we better of just buying the HD ready straight away?

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Old May 18th, 2009, 12:21 PM   #4
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I also would like to know about this..

I have done some research and I found that the two most important things to consider are the contrast ration and brightness lumens. is this correct?

How much are we looking at to buy a decent SD projector? or are we better of just buying the HD ready straight away?

Santo
I honestly think HD is the way to go, but your looking at at least USD1000 upwards to USD2000. And no one is saying "We should go back to SD instead of HD."

You do have to consider your contrast ratio and the lumens it can produce. If you project in a room that is a bit brighter, your darks will look bad and all your details will be lost.

This is a great website for more projectors:
Projectors, Projector Reviews, LCD Projectors, Home Theater DLP Projectors at ProjectorCentral.com

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Old May 18th, 2009, 03:12 PM   #5
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Sorry I assumed everyone is shooting HD now so basically all I wanted was to know what types of projectors people were using. I will know the SD the shooters from their projectors they are using.
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Old May 18th, 2009, 05:10 PM   #6
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Sorry I assumed everyone is shooting HD now ...
heh... yeah, some of us have a client base that is still 10yrs behind the tech curve. :-/
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Old May 19th, 2009, 08:50 AM   #7
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It is also important to note that most venues still use projection screens with the 4:3 format, so if you are planning to project HD, you must make sure the screen can accomodate the 16:9 format.

If you can control lighting (ie. you can dim the lights, etc), even a 2000 Lumen projector can do the work. DLP gives truer color than LCD projectors but they are quite expensive, but for weddings LCD would do just fine.
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