Projectors - Toshiba vs Infocus

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  1. Rallikart

    Rallikart New Member

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    Hey guys,
    Looking at buying a projector. Budget around about AUD$3000 ($1700 American??)

    Basically, came across the Toshiba S20 today for AUD$2000 and it seems pretty good for the price. But I also saw the Infocus Screenplay 4805 and it seemed pretty good but was AUD$3000.

    Now I've read up a little, and I know Lumens and contrast ratio are important, but also have to consider resolution. and all theses specs seem the same, but the Infocus can compress XGA and also has Component video whereas the toshiba doesnt. But at the same time the Toshiba has Higher lumens. If someone could enlighten me as to where the $1000 difference comes into play... please do. I appreciate any info to help me out of this rock and a hard place.
     
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    The 4085 is an updated X1, but IMO I wouldn't waste the money on the 4085.

    The S20 has a 2x color wheel but no Faroudja chip which is what makes the 4805/X1 desirbale.

    If you want to spend $2000USD on a projector I would have to say there are better choices, something like the BenQ 6200/7200 or Panasonic PT-L500U. Just make sure to sit down with each projector for 30+ mins before you make a decision.

    As for the $1000 diff. it is pretty much marketing, the 4805 is being marketed as a home theater projector and because of that Infocus charges a higher price. Off the top of my head there is only one significant difference between the 4805 and X1, that is that the 4805 uses a true 16:9 chip (no longer masked) and the X1 uses the 4:3 chip, the 4805 has (I believe) an 832x480 resolution while the X1 is sitting at 800x600.
     
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