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Opinion of jayelae - Mar 28, 2006

Hitachi PJ-TX200 Projector
HD 720 (1280x720), 1200 ANSI Lumens,
10.8 lbs,
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by jayelae - Mar 28, 2006
Image Quality 5.0
Features 5.0
Construction 5.0
Ease of Use 5.0
Reliability 4.0
Value for Money 5.0

Personal Experience
I wanted to upgrade from a 55-inch 4:3 projection TV to a wide-screen version. I have a good B&W audio set-up and needed video to match this. I tested several 60+ inch dlp/lcos sets but was not really satisfied then I encountered this PJ and I was SO surprised at how good it was and that I could also enjoy a 100-inch screen size given the dimensions of my den.

The clarity is very good, the colors are awesome, the black levels satisfying enough, the so-called screen-door effect hardly noticeable. What is surprising is that SIZE DOES MATTER and one is willing to give up a bit on black levels and sharpness for the size differential. Ultimately the satisfaction comes from the size -- and yes the size finally MATCHES my B&W set-up. In fact I have a feeling that if the images were any clearer it might be a bit uncomfortable given the screen size. As it is, viewing is so natural and comfortable. I use an almost-dark room but the picture quality is still fine even with low level lights or in the daytime with the blinds drawn shut but with light filtering through.

The ease of use of the remote and other controls is just great and I have had no problem adjusting the projector and testing out the best settings for me. I use the HDMI setting connected to a Denon dvd and IT MAKES A LOT OF difference versus the other connections.

I use the projector mainly for DVDs and I have tried all my favorites with demanding video (Gladiator, Pride and Prejudice, Toy Story, King Kong, etc.) and have been VERY satisfied. I also played concerts such as Michael Buble's latest in L.A. and, woe, you get a fantastic concert experience. Indeed, a big screen plus the Hitachi projector, HDMI connects and a good DVD player and sound system -- dynamite!

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