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Studio Exp. Cinema 12SF Projector

Studio Experience Cinema 12SF

SVGA (848x600), 1000 ANSI Lumens,
6.7 lbs, $3,999 (MSRP)
View Specs
4.3 out of 5
5 User Ratings
Image Quality 4.8
Features 4.2
Construction 4.2
Ease of Use 4.2
Reliability 4.0
Value for Money 4.6

User Reviews

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Review by Raj Vellore

I have matched this projector with Onkyo 989ver2 receiver, Atlantic Technology THX certified home theatre speakers (7.1) and Stewart FireHawk 150" diagonal screen and it has been a wondrous experience. I will never go to a theatre to see movies again! The image quality is phenominal and the sound system is spectacular. I matched all components by researching through the web and purchased all components on the web. I thank Projector Central for their review of ScreenPlay 110 as this was a major influence with my decision. The system is in my basement and I have ceiling mounted the projector. I have had many parties since I installed the system. There is very little conversation at the parties (including New Year and Super Bowl) as everybody is focused on the screen. I installed the system myself and it gives me a wonderful feeling! Bad or average movies on a regular TV would make me quit but not with my system

Any Problems: Do not like the light that leaks out to the screen in the front. Minor distraction.

Review by Scott R

Thanks to Projector Central for bringing this unit to my attention. Although I have nothing to compare it to other than my direct view and rear projections that I have seen elsewhere, I am quite impressed with the product so far. I have had it for a few months now and just had it ISF calibrated last night (highly recommended). Even before I had it calibrated The picture was stunning. The picture is quite bright, although I would not recommend it for rooms with ambient light (and since I have no real drapes in this room and alot of southern exposure I bought $4 black ready shades from home depot that I put up when I really want to get the most out of the system). But other than that, the picture is sharp and the color is great. The ISF technition was quite impressed with the quality v. price (I paid $4400 directly from Studio Experience (thanks Chad!)) and suggested that I was not going to get anything better until I spent twice that. It passed his reference DVD tests with only very minimal artifacts, etc. when using a $240 Toshiba progressive scan DVD player. The thing was a winner right out of the box and has impressed ALL of my friends (although that is not too hard). It is clearly the center piece of my home theater which I assembled for about $8200. Besides the 12SF ($4400), I have a 72"x54" DaLite Cosmopolitan (matte) ($825 through Studio Experience), a Toshiba SD-4700 DVD player ($240 at Bestbuy), Pioneer VSX-D811S receiver with Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES($399 at Bestbuy), Botson Accoustics Micro 9500 sub-sat system ($1600 at Tweeters), and lots of Monster Cable. I am no audiophile and the amount of money that people spend on this kind of stuff amazes me, but for the average guy (or gal) my system kicks butt at a price that is less than a good plasma monitor (which my ISF technition says would be blown away by my 12SF). Thanks again to all that recommeded this unit.

Review by Herb

Used it for a week,bulb stopped working after 14 hrs of use.

Any Problems: Sent it out for repairs, the power supply is faulty. Waiting for boxlight to either find a new power supply or to replace it with a new unit. I only had the projector for 2 weeks. Don't think it's worth the money, the way they make things today!

Review by David Goyen

This projector is an excellent value and the boxlight people stand behind their product. I would highly recommend this projector and would suggest that you contact Leonard Eckian at to purchase this projector. Leonard is one of those individuals that not only sells the product at a good price, but gives excellent service after the pruchase.

Review by Ethan

Confortable picture to watch for extending viewing times. Not to bright or tiring to your eyes. GR8 for a dedicated theater room. Needs a high-gain grey screen for increased contrast(blacker blacks). Really love to watch HDTV on this. Colors are incredible. News actually looks gr8. Screen used is 110 inch in 16x9 format. An electric lens adjustment would have made this unit pretty perfect.

Any Problems: Remote requires multiple entries to enter adjustable fields.Pain in the neck. Also sometimes remote doesn't work well in connecting to the projector if you ceiling mount. A small amount of light escapes onto the ceiling from the projector, but not obtrusive while viewing.