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Knoll Systems HD284 Projector

Knoll Systems HD284

HD 720 (1280x720), 1100 ANSI Lumens,
9.5 lbs,
View Specs
5.0 out of 5
1 User Rating
Image Quality 5.0
Features 5.0
Construction 5.0
Ease of Use 5.0
Reliability 5.0
Value for Money 5.0

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Review by Mark

We had friends over for the Super Bowl 2006 in HDTV and the Projector made the party! Even Mick Jagger took a spin in our Home Theater room during half time. It was great. This is an assume projector. I don’t say this lightly. For reference, I am chief electronics engineer and CEO of a non consumer, industrial electronics company – that’s my background I have nothing to sell. This is a fine projector. This review is done from a very critical perspective. I use a 110" Da-Lite Cinema Contour Vision, HDTV Format, 16:9 with High Contrast Cinema Vision Surface and Portrim finish. Our cable includes three ties of program quality: 1) Standard analog 2) Digital 3) HDTV Standard analog TV: What this projector does to Standard analog is incredible. The processor absolutely cleans up the signal. With the other TVs throughout the house you see noise, scan lines, herringbone patters along with other undesirable attributes. Watching TCM is a joy. Many times TCM will use a wide screen format which gives you the full width but reduces the usable scan lines in the vertical on the Standard analog format. With the projector set to enlarge and fit the 16:9 screen you would think you would be magnifying the lost vertical resolution. I was surprised on how well the projector filled in the missing information. HDTV Now this blows you away. When watching sporting events, its like looking out your own box suite. Boxing, basket ball, foot ball, the Olympics non of it was worth watching before I purchased this projector. Some of the movies are especially incredible in HBO HDVT such as Tom Cruise’s Collateral, not available in HDTV DVD yet. I would recommend a tether attached to an eye bolt in the ceiling and around the projector handle – it saved my projector once. I could give you all the technical jargon on why this is a good buy but, I would only bore 99% of you.

Any Problems: Problems: Initially on rarer occasions at power up I experienced an inverted and over saturated picture. Input voltage was not conditioned at 125 VAC. To correct the problem required total power shut down after I let the fan cool off the bulb for 5 minutes. I installed UPS feeding a shielded isolation transformer bringing the voltage down to 115 VAC and have had no issues.