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New Projectors?


Justin Dodd:
Hey All,

I am looking to buy a new pair of matched projectors. Our company focuses on events from small wedding slideshows to high end corporate AV. We currently have some Sanyo XF 35 and XF 60 projectors which serve us well but are starting to be a little dated.

My question is if to go widescreen and HD? We see about 1/2 and 1/2 between 4:3 and 16:9 Media- and actually most events have both. I would think having HD 16:9 Projectors would serve us better because we could project in 4:3 and have black bars spill off the sides of the screen when necessary.

Looking at the Sanyo PDG-DHT8000L as it is 8000 lumens, HD, and light enough to carry up a ladder and put on a truss tower.

Let me know if you have any other suggestions worth looking at. The downside to the Sanyo PDG-DHT8000L is that we cant rent more in my immediate area.



Sheldon Gooi:
We've had good success with Panasonic DW6300. These are 16:9. The D6000 is the XGA version.
It can be set as 4:3 so the sides get cropped off. Downside is, 4:3 projection increases the distance cos it crops the 16:9. There's a HD version also, DZ6710 I think. Prices were less than Sanyo in apple-to-apple comparison.

I like the Panasonic projectors as well. I have a DW6300 installed in a church and it does very well there. I currently have 3x Sanyo XF-35N installed in a facility and am considering replacing them with either DW6300's or DW8300's. There is a significant price difference between the two, but it all depends on how bright you need it.

Matt McCord

Chris dePaola:
I would say your absolutely correct in your thinking, go with native widescreen projectors. That sanyo model is an excellent projector, Christie also has the same unit, the lenses are very expensive I think between 4k and 5k each.


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