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DLP projectors 18 Sep 2003 08:34 #21621

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I have a good quality DLP projector I'm planning on keeping in the projection room to run powerpoint slides on before the movie starts. The problem is the throw is too long so my picture will be larger than the screen. Moving it towards the screen is an option, but an unwieldy one. I mean, I'll have to get a twenty foot ladder out to change the bulb in the thing. I'd rather not have to do that. Anybody heard of an add-on lens that might be suitable? any other ideas?

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Re: DLP projectors 18 Sep 2003 19:21 #21622

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They are not easily lensed like 35mm and it's why you see them placed on ceilings. There are a very few lenses but check with the mfg.

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Re: DLP projectors 18 Sep 2003 19:59 #21623

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LEE <> You might possibly adapt a Magna-Com (focal length adjusting lens) to use in conjuntion with the LCD projector lens to get the size picture you need... Or, in some instances, the projector manufacturer DOES also offer a longer throw lens, but these can get to be very expensive...
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Re: DLP projectors 19 Sep 2003 11:49 #21624

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Most video projectors can have alternative lenses installed. But while 35mm projection lenses can be bought new for $800 and used for $200. Video lenses tend to cost $1,500 and up!
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Re: DLP projectors 19 Sep 2003 12:50 #21625

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thanks all.

That's what I feared. I guess I'll be hanging it in the ceiling and crawling up a ladder every so often to change the bulbs (which are also pretty darn expensive). I guess that's why it comes with a remote right?
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Re: DLP projectors 19 Sep 2003 15:15 #21626

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Hey leeler!

Tracy at American Cinema Equipment in Portland quoted me a price of $1,800 on a longer throw lens for a video projector I was considering to keep from having to mount it on the ceiling. So they are available, but as has been pointed out, they are expensive.

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Re: DLP projectors 20 Sep 2003 09:30 #21627

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And remember that with any greater lens, there is always some light loss involved, so by all means go somewhere where there is such a lens in use and note if the light loss is more than you can live with. Power of lamp, size of screen and length of throw will all be involved in determining your light loss. Also, is the larger lens linear or will you find the center focused, but the edges of the image soft at your throw length and power?
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Re: DLP projectors 22 Sep 2003 09:29 #21628

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For many of the digital projector vendors, theatres are an "afterthought", as they are a small segment of the market. Kodak thinks otherwise.

Check out what Kodak has to offer at ShowEast:
http://www.kodak.com/go/dcinema

John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
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Eastman Kodak Company
Rochester, NY 14650-1922
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Re: DLP projectors 27 Sep 2003 16:50 #21629

Buhl Optical now I believe part of Navitar makes replacement lens for most video projectors and there is actually better light transision than some of the orignial lens have
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