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Opinion of austinrealty - Apr 29, 2006

NEC VT47 Projector
SVGA (800x600), 1500 ANSI Lumens,
6.8 lbs, $1,295 (MSRP)
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by austinrealty - Apr 29, 2006
Image Quality 4.0
Features 4.0
Construction 4.0
Ease of Use 4.0
Reliability 4.0
Value for Money 5.0

Personal Experience
I got this projector at a weekend sale for $499 after a $100 rebate, so I am very pleased with it's value. This is my first projector and it seems to look pretty good. It does have a screendoor effect (try slightly de-focusing) but it looks good up to 10-15 feet wide. You can get a component input through the monitor plug and a component to 15 pin cable (try Monoprice for the best deal vs local stores). With Eco-mode on, you're going to get around 3,000 hours before needing a bulb and I've seen them for around $275 or $300 online. I turn the fan to high through the menu for longer lamp life and it's only slightly noisier. You might also set the security code to prevent anyone using it if it's stolen. Overall, a good little projector and no rainbow effect like on many DLPs.

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