XGA (1024x768), 1000 ANSI Lumens,Post your own User Review
7.1 lbs, $4,495 (MSRP)
by HOTRODJOHN - Aug 20, 2003
Awesome, if your budget is 4k, this is the only projector to buy, period... After much contemplation and research on projectors I finally decided to buy the HT1000. I was originally only going to spend around 2,000 but decided to opt up to this and am very glad I did. I got mine off ebay for 3999.00 delivered to my door, new in the box. I also bought a Vu-tec 100" 4:3 brite white screen used on ebay for 220.00 (got lucky finding that) I bought 25 feet cables in Svideo, component and composite off of ebay for under 75.00 for all. Ive got 145 hours on the projector now, so this review comes with a few hours.. The picture is awesome, my friends and family are amazed, my friend with his $20,000 runco CRT is pissed. Ive had no problems at all. It is also very quiet as I have it in eco mode. My room is 16 feet deep and ceiling mounted. I play DVDs through a Denon progressive scan, and High Def through a Samsung ts160 and off-air high def from an attic antenna.(I use component out for DVD and HighDef) Monday night football in highdef from the antenna was amazingly clear. Regular 480 analog through the satelite is not very good however, when you stretch 480 to 100 inches the clarity is lacking. Ive gone to several high end home theater stores in the DFW area and have yet to see a better picture. So if your going with a 100" or less picture, this is the one to have.. I recommend a 4:3 screen because thats native with this projector plus you can shrink down to 16:9 (92" picture) without losing the size of your 4:3 100" whereas if you start with a 92" 16:9 you are really going to shrink your 4:3 material..... just my opinion...