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what kind of video projector should we get? 09 Nov 2004 13:22 #13821

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We want to host a film series and discussion group at our theatre. We'd like a decent, as cheap as possible, vid projector. What do you reccomend? We're thinking of either a smaller screen, a seperate room, or on our screens.... What kind of rig should we get?

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Re: what kind of video projector should we get? 09 Nov 2004 18:56 #13822

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None. Video projectors belong at home.
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Re: what kind of video projector should we get? 10 Nov 2004 09:24 #13823

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That's funny Ken.
In many theatres I have been in there are vid/dvd projectors for advertising or showing things that simply are not on film. We recently hosted a 10 year retro of a documentary "film" maker company who only work in video. We watched 4 of their films and they were shown on a 9000 lumens/ 6500.00 data projector. Data means hook it up to video, dvd, computer, games, whatever. It was perfectly acceptable for what we used it for. I am looking for a less expensive one. Any suggestions of models or remarks on what you may have paid for one?

I have noticed that some people who do not like these projectors have no problem with a slide show of ads eunning for 30 minutes. Or custom trailers of "eat more food", etc. I don't look to replace my 35mm projectors but complimenting my equipment seems like a good idea.

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Re: what kind of video projector should we get? 10 Nov 2004 10:48 #13824

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If you get a video projector be sure to make it clear in your advertising (and showtime recordings) that this is a video presentation.
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Re: what kind of video projector should we get? 10 Nov 2004 11:45 #13825

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Oh yes.... by the way this is for a local non profit film club and not for paid ticket sales. I am trying to come up with a way to increase movie awareness.

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Re: what kind of video projector should we get? 10 Nov 2004 11:57 #13826

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Mine is a BenQ PB8230 and it has 2500 lumens and good contrast. Be prepared to spend around $3K. It certainly doesn't look as good as film but for video games, slideshows, even television or DVDs it is perfectly acceptable to all but the most ardent videophiles.
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Re: what kind of video projector should we get? 10 Nov 2004 19:07 #13827

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how much of a throw will it handle?

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Re: what kind of video projector should we get? 10 Nov 2004 20:58 #13828

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Not enough, unless you buy an (expensive) optional long focal length lens...
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Re: what kind of video projector should we get? 10 Nov 2004 22:27 #13829

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I had to mount mine on the ceiling about three quarters of the way back from my screen which was tough to wire up. But, it works and I get a picture that is almost as big as I get from a flat lens film. Obviously changing bulbs is problematic and I have to use a remote but, all in all, it works just fine.
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Re: what kind of video projector should we get? 12 Nov 2004 16:39 #13830

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The machines used at our house are Christies and the picture is as good as film. They are mounted in the projection port. We use them for the pre-show stuff. They are the only ones I am familiar with but I doubt if their cheap.

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Re: what kind of video projector should we get? 12 Nov 2004 16:57 #13831

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Bob Allen wrote:

"The machines used at our house are Christies and the picture is as good as film."

Almost none of the projectors being used for pre-show come close to 35mm film for quality for the important aspects of tone scale, resolution, pixel visibility, and freedom from aliasing artifacts. Judge the image quality from closer to the screen, and you'll easily see the problems.

Kodak currently offers a pre-show system, and has announced its plans for feature film Digital Cinema systems of 2K and 4K resolution:
http://www.kodak.com/go/dcinema

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Re: what kind of video projector should we get? 12 Nov 2004 18:17 #13832

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I understand where you're coming from John and I'm still an old film man myself but at our ten-plex when we run Regal's "The twenty" I have seen the picture from both the booth (a short throw I have never measured) and from up close to the screen and it was enough to convince me that we are not that far away from digital movies in theatres. As much as I love film I would not hesitate to run digital films on those Christie projectors.

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Re: what kind of video projector should we get? 12 Nov 2004 18:42 #13833

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Back to Mike's question, I think we can all agree that there are digital projectors out there and that they do work to some extent. Like I said before, my audience doesn't seem to notice much difference. I notice it right away. However, it really isn't that big of a change. My unit is in the middle range I would think of projectors. High end ones no doubt come much closer to the qualtiy that film provides but I think we're still not there yet.
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Re: what kind of video projector should we get? 20 Nov 2004 14:56 #13834

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Mike,

E-mail me a freind has a few video projectors pro quality for the theatre. I will give specifics if you want.
I sent you an e-mail but dont know if you got it. Postage was inlcluded.

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Re: what kind of video projector should we get? 22 Nov 2004 09:48 #13835

Hello, I am trying to increase revenue (big surprise) for my four screen theatre. I am looking for the most affordable (cheap, yet decent quality) digital projector for showing free children's movies, hosting video game tournaments, and such. I am looking to fill atleast half the screen at a distance of 75+feet. What DLP units would be suggested for this setup. I'm sure a lense attachment would be needed. Lastly, where are some websites I could look up and possibly use to persuade my area manager to begin diverting funds to this worth while cause? Thanks. Anthony
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