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 21 
 on: September 09, 2017, 06:18:43 pm 
Started by Scott183 - Last post by Scott183
I owned an Epson EX72xx for a short while. For $200, you'll be thrilled with it. If you had twice the budget, I'd make a different recommendation, but sometimes it just comes down to what's available right now. Get a projector and start enjoying your screen for the rest of the season.

Ty for the reply.  I've come to the realization that a new projector of acceptable quality is not in the works for new this year,  unless I was to buy a no name knock off,  which I was already advised to do.  So now I'm looking into used,  and would be willing to spend 300-400, but there's so many options.  I do know that 3000 lumens is the absolute minimum for brightness,  because I'd like to be able to show by dusk at latest.  What are the other important specs I need to look at? Contrast ratio,  what should I be looking for? Name brands other than epson,  Acer,  BenQ, and optoma? I don't mind putting in the research,  but not sure what I need to look for. 

 22 
 on: September 09, 2017, 11:36:32 am 
Started by Scott183 - Last post by 11visions
I owned an Epson EX72xx for a short while. For $200, you'll be thrilled with it. If you had twice the budget, I'd make a different recommendation, but sometimes it just comes down to what's available right now. Get a projector and start enjoying your screen for the rest of the season.

 23 
 on: September 08, 2017, 05:54:04 pm 
Started by Scott183 - Last post by Scott183
I have a chance to pick up this projector used with under 500 hours for  $200.  Any know about this projector? Pros/cons. Will be used with 144 inch gemmy inflatable. 
http://www.projectorcentral.com/Epson-EX7235_Pro.htm

 24 
 on: September 07, 2017, 02:47:22 pm 
Started by Scott183 - Last post by movieman
go with the wxga if your staying w/ this brand

 25 
 on: September 07, 2017, 12:58:44 pm 
Started by Scott183 - Last post by Scott183
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The big thing is stay with the big names and don't consider any of the cheap chinese knockoffs! Epson. Optoma, Ben-Q, Viewsonic to name a few. The Viewsonic that was HD on the link you posted looked nice. You've got the specs down.....lumens & resolution are the 2 most important. DLP or LCD is something you have to make a decision on as well. http://www.projectorcentral.com/ is a great resource in looking for the right projector either new or used. Good luck!

Thanks you again for the reply.
So if the specs are good on that Viewsonic, what is wrong with it, other than the fact it does not do 1080p. I guess my question is why should I stay away from it, or what would make you hesitant on it??

They also have an XGA ($409) and WXGA ($449) version of the same projector. Thoughts?

 26 
 on: September 07, 2017, 10:00:12 am 
Started by Scott183 - Last post by Corzak
I would NOT buy this unit.

Spend the money on a HD unit. If you do NOT have the money then wait till you do.

Do it right the first time, you will save in the long run

rg

Is there anything "acceptable" in that $300 price range? I'm not opposed to buy used either. Thanks


I'm with Movieman on this one! Many of us settled when buying our first projector only to replace it a short time later! Bg thing about used is most of the time you don't know how much time is used on the bulbs. New bulb can sometimes run $100 which is something else you need to consider when you buy a unit!  Wink

Thanks for the reply. I'm going rephrase my question to get some more input. What models would be considered for a good used projector, and if I was going to hold out for new, what would me the most budget friendly decent unit cost. What are the important specs that I'm looking for.

The big thing is stay with the big names and don't consider any of the cheap chinese knockoffs! Epson. Optoma, Ben-Q, Viewsonic to name a few. The Viewsonic that was HD on the link you posted looked nice. You've got the specs down.....lumens & resolution are the 2 most important. DLP or LCD is something you have to make a decision on as well. http://www.projectorcentral.com/ is a great resource in looking for the right projector either new or used. Good luck!

 27 
 on: September 07, 2017, 08:03:27 am 
Started by Scott183 - Last post by Scott183
I would NOT buy this unit.

Spend the money on a HD unit. If you do NOT have the money then wait till you do.

Do it right the first time, you will save in the long run

rg

Is there anything "acceptable" in that $300 price range? I'm not opposed to buy used either. Thanks


I'm with Movieman on this one! Many of us settled when buying our first projector only to replace it a short time later! Bg thing about used is most of the time you don't know how much time is used on the bulbs. New bulb can sometimes run $100 which is something else you need to consider when you buy a unit!  Wink

Thanks for the reply. I'm going rephrase my question to get some more input. What models would be considered for a good used projector, and if I was going to hold out for new, what would me the most budget friendly decent unit cost. What are the important specs that I'm looking for.

 28 
 on: September 06, 2017, 11:47:20 pm 
Started by Scott183 - Last post by Corzak
I would NOT buy this unit.

Spend the money on a HD unit. If you do NOT have the money then wait till you do.

Do it right the first time, you will save in the long run

rg

Is there anything "acceptable" in that $300 price range? I'm not opposed to buy used either. Thanks


I'm with Movieman on this one! Many of us settled when buying our first projector only to replace it a short time later! Bg thing about used is most of the time you don't know how much time is used on the bulbs. New bulb can sometimes run $100 which is something else you need to consider when you buy a unit!  Wink

 29 
 on: September 06, 2017, 04:33:56 pm 
Started by Scott183 - Last post by Scott183
I would NOT buy this unit.

Spend the money on a HD unit. If you do NOT have the money then wait till you do.

Do it right the first time, you will save in the long run

rg

Is there anything "acceptable" in that $300 price range? I'm not opposed to buy used either. Thanks

 30 
 on: September 06, 2017, 04:19:30 pm 
Started by Scott183 - Last post by movieman
I would NOT buy this unit.

Spend the money on a HD unit. If you do NOT have the money then wait till you do.

Do it right the first time, you will save in the long run

rg

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