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Best projector for PC USE

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February 21, 2008 3:33:18 AM

** I know this isn't the right section, but it gets a lot of views.


So I have a laptop that can handle high resolution outputs (1080p) but isn't capable of playing hi-def content smoothly (1.8ghz Turion). So I am looking for a 720p projector.


I want to use with my video files, dvd's, etc. What would be the best resolution for me to get?

1280x720
1280x768
1280x800


I want a wide-screen format (16x9) that the laptop can take advantage of best (would 1280x768 or 800 be the best?) I would be using d-sub (vga), or HDMI as an input.


Here is one that caught my eye:
BenQ W500

Any input would be appreciated.


** also, wasn't sure where this topic would go. Feel free to move to appropriate section.

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February 21, 2008 3:40:18 AM

I don't have an answer for you but your link is broken. Highlight the link and click on the chain links. It should look like this [(url)] link [(/url)] without the ( ).
February 21, 2008 3:44:24 AM

Alright, I took out the link and just named the projector. It can be found on newegg and other hardware sites.
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February 21, 2008 4:35:56 AM

I'm assuming it's the BenQ W500.

Sorry I still don't have an answer for you, but at least your link is good.

Good luck
February 21, 2008 9:52:50 AM

Ive had an older Benq DLP projector for 3 years now, It still makes peoples jaws drop when they see the size of the image and the quality of the image (96"x54" image roughly). Ive had to replace one lamp so far. I would happily buy another benq myself based on how my current one has done.

The resolution should be fine for your intended use.
February 22, 2008 4:27:38 PM

Anyone have a projector for this use, or recommend one?
February 22, 2008 4:43:26 PM

With only 1100 Lumens you'll have to have a fairly dark room to get good quality. Even sunlight coming through a window will degrade your picture at that level. Look for 1800+, preferably 2000+.
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