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Old 02-17-06, 02:09 PM
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any suggestions were I can get a hdtv home theater projector?

I basically would watch Boston REDSOX games in hdtv, watch dvd movies and play playstation 2 and xbox 360 games on it, I don`t care how standard tv would look on it and would like it to be under $1,000 dollars as I make the upgrade to hdtv, I like to get this by April in time for the beginning of the REDSOX 2006 season,people say INFOCUS is the way to go.any suggestions? thanks.

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Old 02-17-06, 02:29 PM
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Your gonna be hardpressed to find a true HDTV projector for under 1000 dollars. I would suggest looking at projectorcentral.com and avsforum.com for reviews and suggestions.

I just bought a infocus 4805 that is the same resolution as dvds and scales down hdtv, I think it looks fantastic. Also I think infocus is releasing new projectors soon, they have a new model that is an update of the 4805 that has a hdmi input and quieter fan. They also have a new true HDTV projector but I think it will retail for probably around double your budget.
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Old 02-17-06, 02:51 PM
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The closest I know of, by no means knowledgeable enough to know whether or not there are others, would be the Infocus SP5000 and that will likely be atleast $1200 before screen. If you get to the $1500-$1800 mark it sounds like you might have some more options.

http://www.denguru.com/2006/01/27/new_video_projectors/
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thanks,I have a comcast cable hdtv receiver,they charge about 7.95 per month. Would that bring cost down?
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Originally Posted by bloopbleep
thanks,I have a comcast cable hdtv receiver,they charge about 7.95 per month. Would that bring cost down?
Only if you can get the HD channels you want over the air, and you drop back to their regular receiver. But then you would have to buy an over the air HD receiver and antenna too ($200 range - give or take)

Sounds like you might possibly be needing a switch box (4 inputs) too, unless you can live with swapping cables around.
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The Sharp XR-11X is $899 @ Costco here.
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Originally Posted by ShallowHal
The Sharp XR-11X is $899 @ Costco here.
Be careful with that one.

There is a thread in the AVS forum about it and they say it doesn't have any component inputs (2 RGB, 1 S-video, 1 composite). The thought is that it's built more as business presentation projector.
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Be careful with that one.

There is a thread in the AVS forum about it and they say it doesn't have any component inputs (2 RGB, 1 S-video, 1 composite). The thought is that it's built more as business presentation projector.
True, but the included cable (w/adapter) goes right to your receiver. Isn't that all you need? I don't know many people who will buy a projector without having a decent receiver or 5.1 setup.

IMO, it's hard to beat for the price, especially with Costco peace of mind.
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The Sharp XR-11X is $899 @ Costco here.
Any reviews for this? Tried Google but didn't come up with anything other than retail/ebay.

Is that 720P?
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Any reviews for this? Tried Google but didn't come up with anything other than retail/ebay.

Is that 720P?
Try searching for XR-10X, the 11 is just the Costco model. The men's snowboard cross Olympics were great! The cool thing is when I change channels I can see what HD channels are 720 and which are 1080i. American Chopper on Discovery HD is beyond sweet. The chrome on the bikes, and even the son's Oakleys are crystal clear.

Sharp site w/specs here.

AVS Forum threads here, here and here.
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I got the Infocus SP5000 , unbeliavable size while I am watching dvd movies, can anybody please help me with what cables do I need to watch it on hdtv? I have a comcast hdtv cable box, I now need a certain cable to hook it up, so I can watch it on hdtv, thanks
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What does the manual say? Which output provides an HD signal? HDMI? DVI? Component? You might want to list the model number of the cable box.
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the inputs and outputs on the infocus are sp5000
1 - DVI (M1): HDTV RGB, HDTV Component, Digital Visual Interface (DVI) with HDCP decryption, computer, and USB, HDMI via available adapter
1 - Component (RCA): HDTV, EDTV (progressive), and Standard TV component video (interlaced)
1 - VESA (HD15): HDTV RGB, HDTV component, and computer
1 - SVIDEO: Standard TV Video
1 - Composite (RCA): Standard TV Video
1 - Stereo RCA jacks: L&R Audio input
1 - 9-pin Dsub Male: RS-232
1 - 3.5mm Mini-Jack: 12v screen-drop
the comcast cablebox is a motorola hdtv capable,can`t locate the model number for it.thanks
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How do these projectors match up with Plasma and LCD? I too will be in the HDTV market soooooon!
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