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In addition to my Blu-Ray post, I have another issue I need to sort out.

The lamp in my projector blew out about a week ago. The projector was an Infocus X1 (1100 lumens, 800x600) that I've had for about 5 years. I paid about $1200 for it at the time.

A replacement lamp is ~$300, which is a non-trivial amount.  A replacement projector (same exact model, with a new lamp) is about $350 and would come with a warranty, which has obviously expired on my current projector. It's tempting to go this route, but honestly 1100 lumens isn't all that bright, and the 800x600 resolution is pretty substandard these days.

An alternative would be to get a newer model projector. I've found one I like for about $650. It has 2100 lumens (so it's twice as bright, yes?) and a higher resolution (1600x1200) too. It's a bit more money than just buying a lamp though.

The thing is, if I'm getting a PS3 / Blu-Ray box... I need a projector that can keep up (or at least do it more justice than the one I had.)  Either that or I just hook it to the flat panel in my office.

Thoughts? Posted on Sunday, April 27, 2008 8:32 PM General Interest | Back to top


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Ignore my Twitter comment about it being only $50 more...800 x 600 isn't worth $300.00. It might be worth your while to get the more expensive projector that has the higher resolution.

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Left by D'Arcy from Winnipeg on Apr 27, 2008 10:02 PM

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Get the new one.

'Cause ... well, it's newer. ;-)

(Actually, in all seriousness, it seems the best value for on-going usage ... much better than sticking $300 into just bringing an old 800x600 thingy back up to passable.)

-Matt
Left by Matt Worden on Apr 28, 2008 2:55 PM

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This is what you need, a R2D2 projector --
http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/01/15/cool-stuff-r2-d2-projector-and-millennium-falcon-remote-control/ .

I can see it now, "Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, You're My Only Hope."

--jb

Left by jb on May 02, 2008 12:46 PM

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