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Old 11-22-05, 03:09 AM
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help me pick 1 out of the 3 projectors.

Toshiba TDP-S26U
Infocus X1a
Optoma EP716

I would like to pick one up, but I dont know which one...

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Old 11-22-05, 10:15 AM
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They are all business PJs. The Infocus probably has the best colors, which makes it a better choice for HT use, and that is why that series has been so popular. For business use, you usually just want the brightest PJ, color is an afterthought.

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Does the X1A still feature Faroujda? I was under the impression that it did not.
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Wow, I'm sorry. You are right. Fixed.
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Have you seen any of them in action? Personally I would not buy speakers without listening and I would not buy a projector (or tv for that matter) without seeing.
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Faroujda?
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Originally Posted by Fielding Mellish
Does the X1A still feature Faroujda? I was under the impression that it did not.
No it does not.
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If I were you I'd get an Infocus 4805.
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If I were you I'd get an Infocus 4805.
I would too!

Stables BF sale... Infocus SP4805 Remanufactured DLP Projector (AR) $499.98
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I would too!

Stables BF sale... Infocus SP4805 Remanufactured DLP Projector (AR) $499.98
Is that deal available online or just in store?

Their site has it listed at $599, which is still a great price.
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Old 11-25-05, 01:29 AM
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It's available now for $499 after $100 rebate.
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Old 11-25-05, 08:32 AM
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Good lord what a deal. I can't pass this one up. I have a CRT pj and an X1 DLP, so I guess it's time to say good bye to the X1. . I was always hesitant to pay $200-$300 to upgrade to another non-HD (true HD) digital pj, but now I probably won't have to.

DarkChip 2, 2200:1 Contrast (more than 2X the calibrated contrast ratio of my X1), around 50% brighter than my X1 (when calibrated for film), much better colors, no white segment, true widescreen, 854x480p resolution and faroudja processing all for $499. Wow!

The good thing about that is if the bulb doesn't go out I maybe be able to get all of that money back (or most of it) should I decide to upgrade to a true HD digital projector next year.

Anyone thinking of getting a pj should jump at this deal immediately.
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I would go with the 4805 both for the price and the incredible amount of information about the PJ that is easily available. Your learning curve, set up time, settings, screen selections, wires, mounts, etc will go very quickly since there is just a ton of info available.
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I would go with the 4805 both for the price and the incredible amount of information about the PJ that is easily available. Your learning curve, set up time, settings, screen selections, wires, mounts, etc will go very quickly since there is just a ton of info available.
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I would go with the 4805 both for the price and the incredible amount of information about the PJ that is easily available. Your learning curve, set up time, settings, screen selections, wires, mounts, etc will go very quickly since there is just a ton of info available.
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What is the website!

I am trying to find the website for the Infocus 4805 for $499. Google is not giving me anything. Can someone please tell me because I want to order one! Thanks!
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It was a Staples Black Friday sale. Long over.
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