Digital Projectors

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by bryn, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. bryn

    bryn Guest

    Anyone here use a digital projector to display their efforts? How is
    the quality compared with a standard transparency and optical

    Projector prices are falling rapidly as people buy them for home cinema
    use, but I suspect the picture quality leaves something to be desired
    when displaying a sharp landscape image.

    I enjoying seeing friends' transparencies displayed in a small hall,
    and would like to be able to join in with my digital results.

    I'd be interested to hear your experiences and recommendations.
    bryn, Jan 17, 2006
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    Jon B Guest

    Most are restricted to 1024x768 or 1280x1024 so the resolution will not
    match that of slide. Neither will the contrast and colour rendition be
    up there with a slide either, if you think a TFT screen is a bit washy
    compared to CRT a projector is worse.

    Now that makes them sound terrible, actually they aren't that bad, I
    just don't think they'd withstand a critical viewing from a 'slide' guy,
    but you are still benefitting from that digital workflow, and they do
    look good big screen. You can actually get away with putting up some
    fairly low res images 'big screen'.

    Go for DLP as the contrast and colours are better than the LCD
    offerings. Also go for as many different inputs as possible, VGA & DVI
    for starters, HDMI would also mean you could use it as a HD projector
    for movies etc when they come out soon. High ANSI and contrast ratio
    figures are good.

    After having some long term reliability issues with some of the infocus
    kit, I've just bought some Benq projectors for work which offer
    incredible bang for bucks performance, 3 year warranty, and about half
    the price of the Infocus [1]. No DVI on either so I won't quote model
    numbers but that wasn't a requirement for us.

    [1] OK maybe not half but a big enough discount compared to risk it.
    Jon B, Jan 17, 2006
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    Buy_Sell, Jan 17, 2006
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    bryn Guest

    Some amazing builds on the lumenlab site. Not sure I am up for that
    much excitement, but I wonder if anyone on this group has tried it?
    bryn, Jan 19, 2006
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