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Re: Projector for spherical mirror projection?

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  • wanchain27
    Thanks so far for all the comments. I checked for some other Full HD projectors online and found quite a few new (and very cheap) models and would like to know
    Message 1 of 6 , Jan 4, 2010
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      Thanks so far for all the comments. I checked for some other Full HD projectors online and found quite a few new (and very cheap) models and would like to know if anybody tested these projectors already and could comment on them.

      Epson EMP-TW980 1920x1080 1200 lumens 1.879€
      Epson EMP-TW5000 1920x1080 1600 lumens 1.899€
      Epson EMP-TW3000 1920x1080 2000 lumens 1.529€
      Epson EMP-TW3500 1920x1080 1800 lumens 1.599€
      Epson EMP-TW2800 1920x1080 1600 lumens 1.179€
      Epson EMP-TW2900 1920x1080 1600 lumens 1.139€
      Optoma HD80 1920x1080 1200 lumens 1.899€
      Optoma HD20 1920x1080 1700 lumens 999€
      Sony VPL-HW10 1920x1080 1000 lumens 1.699€
      Sony VPL-HW15 1920x1080 1000 lumens 2.399€

      I want a "high quality" projection and I wonder if a few of these cheap and "new" models can offer me that. I will need to invest in several systems this year, so I'm really looking for the best bang for a buck (€).

      Thanks again for all the future comments and I also would like to wish everybody a happy new year 2010.
      Wan


      --- In fulldome@yahoogroups.com, "Charles T" <seabeau57@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hello,
      > We confidently recommend the Dell 7609WU to our Cosmodome customers, for both performance and value.
      > Charles Treleaven
      > Cosmodome Australasia
      >
      > --- In fulldome@yahoogroups.com, "pauldavidbourke" <paul.bourke@> wrote:
      >
      > > > Dear all. I'm planning to build my own spherical mirror projection for a portable 8 meter dome and I would like to have an advice on the projector. These projectors I found on Paul Bourke's website, but I wonder if there people that are using other projectors.
      > > > - Epson EMP-TW1000, 1920x1080, 1200 lumens
      > > > - Epson EMP-TW2000, 1920x1080, 1600 lumens
      > > > - Optoma HD803, 1920x1080, 2000 lumens
      > > > - Panasonic PT-AE3000, 1920x1080,1600 lumens
      >
      > > Don't forget the higher brightness and still commodity priced DELL 7609WU and the Optoma Ep1080 (tx1080).
      >
    • wanchain27
      Hi everyone, I m really looking for a cheaper alternative that I could use for a mirror projection. Any advice?
      Message 2 of 6 , Jan 28, 2010
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        Hi everyone, I'm really looking for a cheaper alternative that I could use for a mirror projection. Any advice?



        --- In fulldome@yahoogroups.com, "wanchain27" <wanchain27@...> wrote:
        >
        > Thanks so far for all the comments. I checked for some other Full HD projectors online and found quite a few new (and very cheap) models and would like to know if anybody tested these projectors already and could comment on them.
        >
        > Epson EMP-TW980 1920x1080 1200 lumens 1.879€
        > Epson EMP-TW5000 1920x1080 1600 lumens 1.899€
        > Epson EMP-TW3000 1920x1080 2000 lumens 1.529€
        > Epson EMP-TW3500 1920x1080 1800 lumens 1.599€
        > Epson EMP-TW2800 1920x1080 1600 lumens 1.179€
        > Epson EMP-TW2900 1920x1080 1600 lumens 1.139€
        > Optoma HD80 1920x1080 1200 lumens 1.899€
        > Optoma HD20 1920x1080 1700 lumens 999€
        > Sony VPL-HW10 1920x1080 1000 lumens 1.699€
        > Sony VPL-HW15 1920x1080 1000 lumens 2.399€
        >
        > I want a "high quality" projection and I wonder if a few of these cheap and "new" models can offer me that. I will need to invest in several systems this year, so I'm really looking for the best bang for a buck (€).
        >
        > Thanks again for all the future comments and I also would like to wish everybody a happy new year 2010.
        > Wan
        >
        >
        > --- In fulldome@yahoogroups.com, "Charles T" <seabeau57@> wrote:
        > >
        > > Hello,
        > > We confidently recommend the Dell 7609WU to our Cosmodome customers, for both performance and value.
        > > Charles Treleaven
        > > Cosmodome Australasia
        > >
        > > --- In fulldome@yahoogroups.com, "pauldavidbourke" <paul.bourke@> wrote:
        > >
        > > > > Dear all. I'm planning to build my own spherical mirror projection for a portable 8 meter dome and I would like to have an advice on the projector. These projectors I found on Paul Bourke's website, but I wonder if there people that are using other projectors.
        > > > > - Epson EMP-TW1000, 1920x1080, 1200 lumens
        > > > > - Epson EMP-TW2000, 1920x1080, 1600 lumens
        > > > > - Optoma HD803, 1920x1080, 2000 lumens
        > > > > - Panasonic PT-AE3000, 1920x1080,1600 lumens
        > >
        > > > Don't forget the higher brightness and still commodity priced DELL 7609WU and the Optoma Ep1080 (tx1080).
        > >
        >
      • pauldavidbourke
        ... Can I suggest you subscribe and post to the small_planetarium group, there are many more people there dealing with spherical mirrors and low cost systems
        Message 3 of 6 , Jan 29, 2010
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          > Hi everyone, I'm really looking for a cheaper alternative that I could use for a mirror projection. Any advice?

          Can I suggest you subscribe and post to the "small_planetarium" group, there are many more people there dealing with spherical mirrors and low cost systems in general.

          Note that while resolution is certainly important and I don't recommend anything less than HD or WUXGA for the spherical mirror, there are other considerations. For example in my last reply I mentioned the DELL and the Optoma, in reality the Optoma has MUCH better colour capabilities than the DELL, enough to easily negate the marginal difference in resolution. Brightness is also important, all the models you listed I would consider to give a very low brightness image on a 8m dome.

          You might also consider looking at LCoS projectors to avoid the screen door effect and, on the good models, much better black.
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