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Old 02 January 2008, 15:30   #1
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Home Cinema Projectors

Anyone up to speed on these gizmos?
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Bulbs bulbs Bulbs!!!

I haven't played around with them for a while now but the cost of a new lamp is terrifying. Also they need a nice dark room and a screen - about the same as a slide projector in fact and just as much hassle.

I remember a demo of one showing digi photos etc and I thought to myself - where's the progress???
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Bulbs bulbs Bulbs!!!

I haven't played around with them for a while now but the cost of a new lamp is terrifying. Also they need a nice dark room and a screen - about the same as a slide projector in fact and just as much hassle.

I remember a demo of one showing digi photos etc and I thought to myself - where's the progress???
I want one to stick in our garage to watch movies. A secondhand one off eBay would be okay. I just don't know what sort of £££s we are talking about.
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As Codders says the bulbs cost a fortune.

I inadvertantly found some on a search and they were £700 for a JVC one. Although doing a quick Google I see the average price is about £300.
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As Codders says the bulbs cost a fortune.

I inadvertantly found some on a search and they were £700 for a JVC one. Although doing a quick Google I see the average price is about £300.
It sounds like they might be more hassle than they are worth........
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Last time I looked into it there were some projectors coming onto the market with 50 quid bulbs which seemed to have an adequate spec for home cinema.
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It sounds like they might be more hassle than they are worth........
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I suppose if you can afford a boat then a projector should just be pocket money.
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Every Christmas I bring the projector we use for powerpoint presentations home from work. Plug in the £15 DVD player, and the stereo, project it on the living room wall and presto, home Cinema. Works a treat - and is a real treat -much better than going to the Cinema. Last year watched the Lord of the Rings trilogy on it - whew, this year just watched the whole 'Heroes' series through. Wine, nachos, ahhh it's the only reason I stay with the company!
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It sounds like they might be more hassle than they are worth........
Don't think so! I think they are OK. Sanyo projectors are very good and anything over 1500 ansi lumens will work in daylight. Bulbs can be dear but they don't go very often

Just had a look on ebay the hom cinema units are remarkable cheap
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I have seen a Toshiba projector for £399 and that comes with a screen.
On the other hand you can now get an LG 1080p 60inch plasma for £1790.
The plasma is stunning!
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