Video projectors for installations and vjing

Apr 17, 2006 at 1:49pm

Video projectors for installations and vjing

Hi list,
thanks for your previous help about jitter, that was really helpful. I
have a question about video projectors that can probably help a lot of
newbie VJs. I’ve never been into projectors, and now looking on ebay I
came up with 2 kinds of projectors:
- the old analogue ones like
http://cgi.ebay.it/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=97104 21091&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT
-the new LCD ones like
http://cgi.ebay.it/NUOVO-VIDEOPROIETTORE-TOSHIBA-2-ANNI-DI-G ARANZIA_W0QQitemZ9712840190QQcategoryZ11073QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewI tem

These are just examples, consider that I would like of course to
achieve the best light power on the biggest dimensions possible.
Which technology do you think will be the best bang for the buck,
since sometimes I have the feeling that quite old but professional
equipment always works better than its new prosumer counterpart.
Thanks in advance,
Ale

#25464
Apr 17, 2006 at 3:41pm

the old projector you linked to uses expensive and ever more hard to find
light bolbs. and you need 3 of those(possible). it is also heavy. DO NOT
BUY.
the toshiba porjector looks better. check http://www.projectorcentral.com for full
spec. 2000ansi will work for a dim lit club when the projector is not
further then 5-7m from the screen. the further the projector the dimmer and
bigger the projecton size will be.
i understand the pro vs. consumer argument but projectors have come some
little way from 10 yrs ago when that projector was burning its lamp..

#75013
Apr 17, 2006 at 4:19pm

thanks yosh

#75014
Apr 17, 2006 at 5:22pm

Projectors are more comparable to Laptops in terms of depreciation.
Would you buy a 3 year old laptop?
My $3500 5 year old projector is now worth… $100.

There are some good deals here:
http://www.electrified.com
Just make sure you look at the terms and what sort of warranty you get on the specific item.

Projectorcentral.com is great for getting yourself up to speed on the technology.

I prefer DLP projectors, because of the high contrast ratio. Other people prefer the color qualities of LCD projectors.

If you’re going to be using this in a variety of venues, be sure to look at things like fixed/manual zoom and keystoning capabilities.

#75015
Apr 17, 2006 at 5:59pm

Beware of the psychedelic, epilepsy inducing nature of DLPs. I’ve
used a number of brands of various qualities and unless your head is
still and facing directly at the projection, you will see bands of
color from the side of your eye. This is especially true for
greyscale imagery but equally applies if the audience is going to be
moving around like in a club or whatever.

wes

#75016
Apr 17, 2006 at 9:33pm

I picked up a used sony vph-1271q at a garage sale for 100 dollars.
While it was a cheap solution, I really wouldn’t suggest these beasts to anyone. way too massive!

#75017

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