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Optoma HD700X - DLP High Definition Home Cinema Projector £399 @ Amazon £399.99

£399.99 @ Amazon
HD Ready for High Definition TV, movie or gaming Native 720P High Definition resolution for fantastic detail 3000:1 Contrast ratio for stunningly realistic images 1300 Lumens HDMI v1.3 digital in… Read More
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HD Ready for High Definition TV, movie or gaming
Native 720P High Definition resolution for fantastic detail
3000:1 Contrast ratio for stunningly realistic images
1300 Lumens
HDMI v1.3 digital input
Extensive home cinema inputs including SCART RGB
Whisper quiet operation
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#2
so... potentialy... i could plug in my PS3 and have better quality "screen" than a normal oldish non HD tv?

well worth it for £400 then
#3
Anybody have experience of these?

I know it's DLP but how does it compare to Panasinic's AX100 LCD for example?
#4
More importantly, how much are the bulbs?
#5
We need a tech expert in here on this one - Im quite keen on the idea, but too many questions need answered
#6
this is just about the same as the HD65 only difference is the HD 65 is 1600 lumins...and the HD65 was around 420 at dixons but the price has gone up...
bulbs will be around the same price as HD 65 £100 ish...
check this link out for performance
http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=664736&page=12

again this HD700X is a HD65
#7
ok i have this.
i vote hot.

excellent for the money.

if you are after a projector, then try and stay away from lcd pj's, as you can suffer a chicken wire effect.
dlp offers a smoother alternative, which is important for gaming and movie watching.

my one is set up about 6 and a bit feet from my wall and ive got (roughly) an 80" screen.

bulbs can be pricey, the cheapest i found were roughly 125.
but i reckon by the time ill need to change the bulb ill end up buying a new pj. my last one lasted me for nearly three years, but i only used it for movies and gaming, and occasional watching football.

some people just dont like pj's though, each to their own.
#8
Longtime (4 years?) projector owner hoping to answer some questions...

Bulb life seems to be a fairly reasonable 3000 hours and there also appears to be a 6 month/1000hr bulb warranty. I haven't found a replacement bulb cost but similar models from this manufacturer are around the £100 mark, which I think is pretty reasonable.

My main concern at this stage is that there appears to be no horizontal keystone correction, so you'll have to mount/place this dead centre. I live in my own flat and don't have to plan around family etc. and even I haven't managed to setup my projector dead centre. So you'll definitely want to take this into consideration before buying.

Just like amonzur I only use mine for movies/gaming/football, although admittedly I have used it a lot less since getting a 42" plasma as it often seems excessive and even tiring having such a large screen. Especially as it requires the use of my entire AV setup to get sound.

Will continue my investigations...
#9
Projectors are ace.!

All you need is a whiteish wall to project upon. However you do need to be able to position it so that the image is projected centrally as it needs to be plum on otherwise the image will skewed a bit as this one doesn't have a image shift function which allows you to set it to one side but still have a correct image.

You can ceiling mount it or table top mount it.

However, you do need the lights as low as possible, preferably off to enjoy these things fully. You would struggle to use it in normal lighting conditions.

The smaller the image the better the quality but you could quite easily get an 80" image without a problem.

I have a non HD LCD that gives me a 100" image which is now starting to look a bit poor to me since I got my HD TV, so I dont use it very often but the wow factor of such a big image is amazing.

Obviously you need to think about the cables etc, as if you have your equipment below the screen the cables will need to go behind you into the projector. Also you will need a hefty lenght of HDMI to stretch that far. And at those distances a £3.99 for asda wont really do to be honest.

Excellent price. And with amazon, as long as you careful with the packaging and cut the plastic so you can re-tape it up after you can try it, see if you like and then just return it to them for a refund under DSR.

You will be blown away with the image quality. And dependant upon whether your eyes will pick up the rainbow effect, DLP PJ's are better than LCD ones due to the better black levels.
#11
All,

Something you should all note before contemplating this.

You should always view a DLP projector in the flesh. Due to the way they project, there are occasions where sensitive people will experience "Rainbow effect". This will be where the user will move their eyes from one side of the screen to the other and will notice a flash of colour. This can cause headaches and nausea in certain people.

Oh, wiki can explain it much better.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DLP#The_DLP_.22rainbow_effect.22_in_single-chip_systems

Voted hot.
#12
How does it compare to HD65?
#13
I have an older DLP, a Toshiba MT-100 that I paid £400 two years ago (800 x 600). It's that has been great. I would definitely recommend a projector for big screen viewing. Have been waiting to get some cash together to go hi-def. Had my eye on the Panasonic PT1000AE, which has since been upgraded to the 2000AE. £1800 but it's full 1080p HD. I would like to see how this Optoma performs though: could delay my purchase of a full HD and save some squids if this performs. Wonder what Amazons returns policy is like... ;)
#14
#15
1300 Lumens is not that great. You'll get better deals at ebuyer.
#16
i am unsure of this when you say it needs to be dead centre to get a good picture, do you mean i need to put it on a table or something waist height say? or can i hang this from the ceiling and view ok still?
#17
dougys123
We need a tech expert in here on this one - Im quite keen on the idea, but too many questions need answered


i agree 100%, anyone want to volunteer?
#18
Mike_P
1300 Lumens is not that great. You'll get better deals at ebuyer.


The higher the Lumens the brighter and better the picture is.
Have a look here;
http://www.expertvillage.com/article/1475_home-theater-projector.htm
#19
Definitely check if you suffer from DLP rainbow.

I can see the rainbow effect, and whilst it doesn't make me sick, it just annoys the whatsits off me.

Please go and see one before you take the plunge.
#20
I nearly got one of these the only problem is that i don't know where to put it, what sort of angle could i adjust it to? (eg would i be able to put it on the floor) Also what sort of distance would it have to be to project 70"?
#21
amonzur
ok i have this.
i vote hot.

excellent for the money.

if you are after a projector, then try and stay away from lcd pj's, as you can suffer a chicken wire effect.
dlp offers a smoother alternative, which is important for gaming and movie watching.

my one is set up about 6 and a bit feet from my wall and ive got (roughly) an 80" screen.

bulbs can be pricey, the cheapest i found were roughly 125.
but i reckon by the time ill need to change the bulb ill end up buying a new pj. my last one lasted me for nearly three years, but i only used it for movies and gaming, and occasional watching football.

some people just dont like pj's though, each to their own.



thats not strictly true regarding a chicken wire effect. old LCD projectors were prone to this but most modern ones have eliminated this completely.

i have a Ae1000 and you can literally stand 2 inches from the screen and not see a visible pixel.

if you want to get a bargain then do what a lot of people do and import one from abroad.

For example i had my AE1000 last march for £1400, at the time the cheapest UK dealer wanted £3000.

checkout hivizone.com for some brilliant deals. also all epsom projectors have a worldwide warranty. i was actually able to register mine for a year guarantee with panasonic.
#22
Dunno if anyone cares, but a quick google brings it up at £399 at BT Shop. It's in stock, and the benefit is a possible 2.5% quidco, taking a tenner off the price.

http://www.shop.bt.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=4Y60
#23
hwangeruk
Definitely check if you suffer from DLP rainbow.

I can see the rainbow effect, and whilst it doesn't make me sick, it just annoys the whatsits off me.

Please go and see one before you take the plunge.


Must concur - absolutely make sure the rainbow effect does not get you!

The only thing I've ever found on this earth that gives me motion sickness is that bloody rainbow effect. I can ride buses trains planes, all day long, I can sit smiling on the waltzers at the fairground whilst all around are boaking, but I bought a DLP projector last year and had to get shot of it within a week because I just couldn't take it.

Also, whilst most manufacturers state that the rainbow effect 'only affects a small pecentage of users' there was not one person who came to my house that couldn't see them. And I wasn't pointing it out - they'd all say 'Wow that's a lovely image, but what are all those colours'?

So. Definite warning from here.
#24
during watching the two films I've seen DLP projected at my local arts centre it took nearly an hour before I detected the rainbow effect - with a funny behind the eyes headache. Quite lucky as I would probably have asked for a 15 minute demo in somwhere like Currys before deciding whether or not I was rainbow effect susceptible.
#25
Dont worry too much about the rainbow effect. I never noticed until someone told me about it, then I went looking for it and sure enough I could see. Everyone can, if you rapidly move your eyes or there is rapid movement of a bright object across the screen you catch it sometimes.

DONT LOOK FOR IT and STOP thinking about it, it goes away and you can get on with enjoying your HUGH screen.

With the new 2x or 4x colour wheels its basically sorted now, yes in the olden days with the 1x colour wheels it was a lot worse, but I dont think any projectors use these now.

Havaing to watch a projector for an hour to 'notice it' means your not one of the very few who can see it in every frame.
#26
first projector im looking into, can i run my freeview box into this, or would I have to do that via a cinema system?

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