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Optoma DX606V XGA Projector, Universal Bracket & 70" Screen - £352.55 Delivered @ BT Business
Optoma DX606V XGA Projector, Universal Bracket & 70" Screen - £352.55 Delivered @ BT Business

Optoma DX606V XGA Projector, Universal Bracket & 70" Screen - £352.55 Delivered @ BT Business

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Just had an Email from BT Business Direct and saw this projector marked as £299+vat with free bracket so thought I would take a look as I was looking at a second projector for the bedroom.

If you scroll down to the bottom of the page and look at the bundles, you will see you actually get a free bracket and free 70" screen.

It also has a USB port on it, however I dont know what it can actually play from the USB key?

Unfortunately I want another projector with HDMI (I already have an optoma HD65), so this is no good for me but might be alright for someone who wants it for either presentations, or just getting into the "home cinema".

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This looks better than the HD65 on paper...

Original Poster

[email protected];5347837

This looks better than the HD65 on paper...



Not had a proper look at the specs, but lacking the HDMI port which I need/want.

HD65 - 1600Lumens, 4000:1 Contrast, 1280x720
DX606V - 2300 Lumens, 2200:1 Contrast, 1024x768

I would personally say the HD65 looks quite a bit better for Movies/Games.

I don't mind just having DVI on a projector - the sound is poo if it supports it. Just sold my HD65

Is this any good for watching TV or is it best to go for a higher spec one?

Saw a projector in action in Las Vegas on Sat and very tempted to get one!

anyone got direct link I only see the ACER?

Original Poster

[email protected];5347897

I don't mind just having DVI on a projector - the sound is poo if it … I don't mind just having DVI on a projector - the sound is poo if it supports it. Just sold my HD65



I have my sound through my surrount sound. The reason I want HDMI is so I can have 1 HDMI cable to the projector on the ceiling, then a HDMI switch with the popcorn hour/xbox/dvd player/freeview box all into that (same setup as I have downstairs), in the bedroom. I did toy with the idea of video senders, but would like to have different stuff in each room (ie I play xbox downstairs, misses watches tv/dvd upstairs).

businessdirect.bt.com/pro…tml


2300 ANSI Lumens

Native XGA resolution

2000:1 Contrast Ratio - Sharp, crystal clear images

BrilliantColor™ Technology for deeper saturated colours

Full Connectivity, VGA (RGB/YPbPr/SCART), S-video, Composite, Audio In & USB

Fully functional remote with mouse function for easy presenting

Express Power up & Shutdown

Lightweight and Portable - only 2kg

Kensington Lock & Password Security - extra security for your projector

DLP® Filter-free design for zero maintenance

shane8960;5347956

I have my sound through my surrount sound. The reason I want HDMI is so I … I have my sound through my surrount sound. The reason I want HDMI is so I can have 1 HDMI cable to the projector on the ceiling, then a HDMI switch with the popcorn hour/xbox/dvd player/freeview box all into that (same setup as I have downstairs), in the bedroom. I did toy with the idea of video senders, but would like to have different stuff in each room (ie I play xbox downstairs, misses watches tv/dvd upstairs).



popcorn in HD?:-D

shane8960;5347956

I have my sound through my surrount sound. The reason I want HDMI is so I … I have my sound through my surrount sound. The reason I want HDMI is so I can have 1 HDMI cable to the projector on the ceiling, then a HDMI switch with the popcorn hour/xbox/dvd player/freeview box all into that (same setup as I have downstairs), in the bedroom. I did toy with the idea of video senders, but would like to have different stuff in each room (ie I play xbox downstairs, misses watches tv/dvd upstairs).



Do you find that this sort of thing gets you into trouble? I tend to get beaten up if the toolbox comes out after a delivery...

Original Poster

Jimbovernon;5347915

Is this any good for watching TV or is it best to go for a higher spec … Is this any good for watching TV or is it best to go for a higher spec one?Saw a projector in action in Las Vegas on Sat and very tempted to get one!



Thats kind of how I started, saw one playing Wall-E in the disney store so went and bought one - I thought movies/games where good on the 40" LCD, but you cant beat COD5 Zombie maps on an 80" screen!

Original Poster

[email protected];5347897

I don't mind just having DVI on a projector - the sound is poo if it … I don't mind just having DVI on a projector - the sound is poo if it supports it. Just sold my HD65



Why you sell your HD65 out of curiosity?

I see a bracket bundle but no mention of free screen?
Would this be good for a ps3? I know I should probably go HD but I don't have the cash, I do have a HD-DVI lead although the specs dont say DVI?

shane8960;5347990

http://www.popcornhour.com/onlinestore/ ;-)



aaahhhhh sweet, although HD popcorn would have been sweeter

Original Poster

Click "Bundles", just above the spec,

"Bundle Option 1 - FREE Ceiling Mount and Bracket when you buy this Projector

Optoma DX606V XGA Projector + Generic 70" Screen & Universal Bracket "

shane8960;5348034

Click "Bundles", just above the spec, "Bundle Option 1 - FREE Ceiling … Click "Bundles", just above the spec, "Bundle Option 1 - FREE Ceiling Mount and Bracket when you buy this ProjectorOptoma DX606V XGA Projector + Generic 70" Screen & Universal Bracket "




Ah I see now, my bad

Original Poster

Couldnt say for a PS3 as I dont have one (preferred the 360 for games, and dont want blu-ray).

I think the best connection for the PS3 would prob be SVideo, and then put the audio through a separate speaker/surround sound system.

shane8960;5348001

Why you sell your HD65 out of curiosity?



HD65 failed (fan problem) replacement stayed in the box because I bought a real TV - didn't put the projector up again.

shane8960;5348077

Couldnt say for a PS3 as I dont have one (preferred the 360 for games, … Couldnt say for a PS3 as I dont have one (preferred the 360 for games, and dont want blu-ray).I think the best connection for the PS3 would prob be SVideo, and then put the audio through a separate speaker/surround sound system.



Best connection would be component over VGA.

Original Poster

[email protected];5348078

HD65 failed (fan problem) replacement stayed in the box because I bought … HD65 failed (fan problem) replacement stayed in the box because I bought a real TV - didn't put the projector up again.



You get the replacement from Optoma? I hear theyre really good with replacements.

I already had a 40" TV which I use for normal TV watching and for playing the wii on, everything else goes on the projector - I hate going to the cinema so this lets me watch all the films on the big screen without going

Original Poster

rus.ru/pic…jpg

From that image looks like it does have a DVI input. Cant really find much about this projector though.

is the free screen 4:3 or 16:9?

Original Poster

gary_rip;5348159

is the free screen 4:3 or 16:9?



I would guess at 4:3 with it being a 1024x768 projector. Just checked:

Dimensions: 1800x1800x14mm (wxhxd)
Viewing area: 1740x1740mm (wxh)
Casing dimensions: 1870x68x68mm (wxhxd)

So it looks like its actually 70" x 70" rather than 70" diagonal - if my maths is right - should give you about 80" screen at 16:9.

shane8960;5348169

I would guess at 4:3 with it being a 1024x768 projector.


silly me... thanks.

Looks very good, if I didn't have hanging lights on my ceiling I'd probably get one.

shane8960;5348105

You get the replacement from Optoma? I hear theyre really good with … You get the replacement from Optoma? I hear theyre really good with replacements. I already had a 40" TV which I use for normal TV watching and for playing the wii on, everything else goes on the projector - I hate going to the cinema so this lets me watch all the films on the big screen without going



Yeah - got the replacement but needed something in the meantime - the TV took over the projectors old space so I sold the replacement.

sorry to be thick here...but can i connect my sky+ or HD box to this projector? would the picture be ok?

shane8960;5348141

http://www.rus.ru/pic_cat/projector/DX606_2.jpgFrom that image looks like … http://www.rus.ru/pic_cat/projector/DX606_2.jpgFrom that image looks like it does have a DVI input. Cant really find much about this projector though.



Taken from Optoma's site:
O Connectors
Inputs: PC/Video: 15 Pin D-sub (RGB/YPbPr/SCART), S-Video, Composite, 3.5mm Mini Jack, USB

no DVI love here

golderm;5348711

Taken from Optoma's site:O Connectors Inputs: PC/Video: 15 Pin D-sub … Taken from Optoma's site:O Connectors Inputs: PC/Video: 15 Pin D-sub (RGB/YPbPr/SCART), S-Video, Composite, 3.5mm Mini Jack, USBno DVI love here



avpeople.co.uk/pd-…cfm

Picture here only shows VGA/SCART, S Video and USB

Anybody know how far away from screen the projector would need to be mounted?

Original Poster

Jimbovernon;5348817

Anybody know how far away from screen the projector would need to be … Anybody know how far away from screen the projector would need to be mounted?



Depends what size screen you want To get the 80" 16:9 screen using the free screen that comes with it you will need to be about 11.5-12.5 foot away.

You can use the calculator below to work it out...

projectorcentral.com/Opt…htm

golderm;5348006

I see a bracket bundle but no mention of free screen?Would this be good … I see a bracket bundle but no mention of free screen?Would this be good for a ps3? I know I should probably go HD but I don't have the cash, I do have a HD-DVI lead although the specs dont say DVI?



This is kinda HD, lots of plasma TVs use the 1024x768 resolution and call themselves HD ready.

Did anyone else think you got free underwear with this when you read on the main HUKD page :oops:

jamesdew;5349418

This is kinda HD, lots of plasma TVs use the 1024x768 resolution and call … This is kinda HD, lots of plasma TVs use the 1024x768 resolution and call themselves HD ready.



That's because anything over 720 lines is HD Ready. This has 768.

Banned

Could this be used with a Digital Freeview box to view television programmes, I mean could I substitute my tv
for this and still use my home cinema

Not sure it's fair to call it HD. 1024x768 resolution is 4:3 **. If you want to watch something in widescreen you'll have black bars top and bottom using a resolution more like 1024x576. 576 is SD not HD.

** edit: on this projector. May be different for 1024x768 plasmas, maybe they use rectangular pixels, I don't know.

would all the cables i need to get started straight away come in the box? (sorry projector newbie here)

:whistling:This could get interesting like the Satelitte discussion. I think it could be expedient to see how the thread develops before jumping in.

stainy127;5351934

would all the cables i need to get started straight away come in the box? … would all the cables i need to get started straight away come in the box? (sorry projector newbie here)



People often forget that projection is all 'the other way around'
You likely have all your AV equipment (TV/DVD/BluRay etc.) quite close in the front centre of your room. Most people buy a projector as an enhancement to their viewing rather than a replacement to a TV, so need to keep all the original AV equipment in place.

Projectors will likely be placed *behind* the viewer (i.e. the opposite wall of the room to the screen you are watching), otherwise ceiling mounted in which case you have likely invested in hidden cabling and cost is not an issue or you'll just have to run cablimg across the ceiling and down the wall!.

Like many people I suspect, I ended up getting a 10m VGA lead (cheap-ish on Ebay) for my XGA DLP projector and running it around the floor under the carpet skirting. Sound is not an issue as you'll likely have your playing source (in my case PC is easiest with region free DVD and HiDef file playability) with a 3.5 mm jack connection to standard AC3 amp going to a surround sound amp (both at front of room). You would never seriously bother with this size screen if you were gonna use the sound of the projector for home cinema.

I only use it for film shows worth connecting it up for, not everyday Eastenders!
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