Projector Hunting..



Here is 10% off 199 (until 08/31/07) at Circuit City for you to make this even cheaper!

After hunting for a week, reading reviews etc. for a good affordable projector, my choice boiled down to two:

Cheaper Option: Mitsubishi HD1000U:
Currently $899 at Projector People
Advantages:

  • Cheap
  • 1500 Lumens (brighter than other more expensive projectors)
  • Native 720p
  • Good Reviews

Disadvantages:

  • No lens shift – needs to be on table or ceiling mounted
    (no rear shelf mount – which is what I was considering)
  • Small Zoom – At the 10 foot distance I plan to mount at I
    couldn’t get a 100″ screen
  • Only One Yr Warranty

Selected Option: Panasonic PT-AX100U:
Currently $1699 at projector people – 400 rebate from Panasonic

Advantages:

  • Brightest in it’s class with 2000 Lumens
  • Cheap for the features
  • 2X Zoom (best in class)
  • Throw at Lens Level with H+V Adjusment i.e. mount in any way
  • Excellent reviews (5* in all categories at Projector Central)

Disadvantages

  • I hate dealing with rebates!
  • Only 1 Yr Warranty

Honorable mentions:

Sanyo PLV-Z5,
Optoma HD70,
Optoma HD72,
Mitsubishi HC3000U

Hopefully I should get the Projector in a week.
Keep a watch for my review.

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