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shanedogss
07-07-2005, 01:50 PM
I decided that high def is not important now. In a few years when high def has more channels, I will upgrade to a better projector. I do want to get a projector in my basement for dvd and digital cable. I saw a infocus screenplay 4805 at a store for $1,098. This price includes a screen.
Is this projector worth paying the money for or will I have a projector that will do nothing but annoy me? :banghead:
I read some reviews and it seems to be ok. I just wanted any feedback anyone can give me. :hithere:

numbskully
07-07-2005, 05:01 PM
That is a really good price IMO.This PJ as you probably know,has received great revues as an entry level PJ.I think if you are not concerned with Hd you will be very pleased.Afterall Projector Central says it is comparable to having a 90" plasma.Speaking of which there suggestion is not to go larger than 90" for full color saturation.Hopefully you have done the rest of the homework such as,lighting issues and seating distances.I say go for it.Good Luck.numbskully

borromini
07-07-2005, 08:35 PM
I second that, the Infocus 4805 has been highly rated by online editors and users. My brother-in-law has been very happy with his. Hopefully you don't get affected by DLP's rainbow effects. :)

shanedogss
07-08-2005, 05:10 PM
About the rainbow effects. I guess the only way to see how much i notice them is to try it out (duh!). My question would be; Is there any specific way to test it out. For example, a certain movie or seen of a movie, certain colors. These or any other examples would be very helpful. The place where I will buy the projector will allow me to test it out and thats the main thing I would look for.

As far as lighting goes, its in the basement and I only have two small windows. It shouldn't be a problem.

Seating: The room is 21x12. I think the ideal distance is 13-15'. Does this sound right?

josewoods
07-08-2005, 09:26 PM
go fot it, i have one for about 4 months now, and it looks great...
I bought it without reading any reviews just saw it on Costco and when for it, but keep reading if you like and you will see that is the best buy for the money...

borromini
07-09-2005, 12:02 AM
There's no definitive rule but any scene that has high concentrations of white would be a good test as well as a B&W film. As for seating distances, just play with the location until it feels right.

rbinck
07-09-2005, 09:45 AM
If rainbows are a problem, you can upgrade to the 777. Heh, heh.

If you do decide to do that, give me a PM. I'll hook you up for about $18k.:D