View Full Version : $1200!! Looking to buy new DLP HD Projector..what to get??

03-18-2007, 09:25 PM
Hey guys, just wondering if any of you have a lot of experience with home theater projectors. I know none of us shop at Best Buy for car audio products....I am kind of wondering if this goes the same as far as home theater??

I was looking to get a DLP HD projector. My budget is about $1200 bucks. Here are the ones that Best Buy Sells... http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?type=category&id=pcmcat33200050004

and here is the one that I am interested in as of now.... http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?type=category&id=pcmcat33200050004

main reason I picked that one is because it has the higher resolution in comparison to a few of the others. I dont know how important the contrast ratio and the Llumens are... but I DO have an idea of what they mean. I was told Llumens is how bright the screen can get, and the contrast ratio is how light the "white" is and how dark the "black" can get.

If there is a whole new world that I am missing, please leave me some suggestions, or brands I should look at/stay away from. Thanks guys.

03-18-2007, 09:26 PM
mitsubishi 1000....right there

03-18-2007, 09:26 PM
and youll still have 200 for a screen

03-18-2007, 10:09 PM
I do not see that on the link I posted. Where can I find one for 1000? The only one I see is like 1700

03-19-2007, 03:24 AM
someone help me out here. im real excited to get this up and goin... got a nice system to go with it!

03-19-2007, 11:41 AM

03-19-2007, 01:06 PM

thats what i would do :)

i like to build things!

03-19-2007, 01:37 PM
also anyone know how to choose between LCD and DLP?? which lasts longer? Which has 3 bulbs vs. 1?

03-19-2007, 05:23 PM
Woot has a really nice one up today. www.woot.com. :)

03-19-2007, 06:24 PM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....cat33200050004 that is actually the one im looking at right now...Price looks pretty solid...can do 1080P...

Anyone look at that link that kriszilla posted? Pretty good price...offer a 2 year warranty, and an available replacement warranty.

03-20-2007, 11:24 AM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?type=category&id=pcmcat33200050004 ??? works for me..... ??

03-20-2007, 03:06 PM
Optoma - XGA DDR DMD DLP Digital Projector EP749
Portable, weighs 4.4 lbs.; 1400 x 1050 resolution; 2200:1 contrast ratio; 2500 lumens
On Sale
Reg. Price: $899.99
On Sale Now:
See price in cart

I just really like that 1400x1050 resolution. What do you think?

Also does anyone know where to find a screen for a decent price...preferably about 90-100"