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Opinion of Cru - Jan 22, 2004

NEC HT1000 Projector
XGA (1024x768), 1000 ANSI Lumens,
7.1 lbs, $4,495 (MSRP)
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by Cru - Jan 22, 2004
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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Personal Experience
I have to say this is the best projector I have ever seen. I just got it today and when I hooked it up to a progressive scan DVD player and put in a movie (2 fast 2 furious) I was floored by the color accuracy and the black levels. I was originaly using the Sharp DT-200 as a demo for a couple of weeks and I have to say that this projector blows the DT-200 out of the water!

I was going to purchace the Lt240k because of the excellent user reviews and the great price point, but my wife and I went to a store where they had a 2x 4 segment color wheel and the rainbow effect drove my wife nuts. I would have to concentrate to see them, but my wife could see them by just blinking her eyes. If you have 20/20 vision or better I suggest you stay away from the 2x color wheels. You may be able to adjust over time to the rainbow, but it is quite annoying. My wife has no problems at all with the HT-1000 :)

My first projector was a Sharp LCD (XV-H37U). At the time I thought this was a fantastic projector, but after having the HT-1000 I could never go back to LCD.

The setup was easy and the menu system is very easy to follow. Lots of info in the manual and a ton of user settings.

I really like the fact that you can switch between game-movie-video.... mode so easily with the remote. I have an Xbox, PS2, Computer and DVD player all hooked up to it and to be able to switch between all the automatic settings (color, gamma, light etc)is great.

As an added bonus the carrying case that it comes with is great. I enjoy Xbox nights with my friend where we all link our Xbox's together and Play Games for hours..... they will be so jealous when I bring over my 100" screen.

Anyway if you are serious about buying a projector I highly recommend this projector. I also viewed the Optoma H56 and I can say that they are both very similar, but the HT-1000 has sealed optics so you are not going to get in the dust!!!!! GREAT FEATURE.

DCDi + Sealed Optics + 4X Six segment color wheel + 3000:1 contrast = One amazing projector.

Problems
The only thing that I don't like is the fact that you have to hold down the power button for two seconds to turn on and off the projector. THATS IT! (if you have a programable remote you can program a macro to do it for you)

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