Ultra-Short Throw Projectors? (NEC WT610 or similar)

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polarsounds

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Has anybody used or seen used the NEC WT610? I'm intrigued, because this 2,000 lumens projector has a 2.5 foot throw to produce a 100" diagonal. When introduced in '05 the price tag was around $6,000, but I may be able to pick one up for under $1,500 now.

Also, are there other good options available that have that kind of extreme short throw?
 

higradeguy

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Has anybody used or seen used the NEC WT610? I'm intrigued, because this 2,000 lumens projector has a 2.5 foot throw to produce a 100" diagonal. When introduced in '05 the price tag was around $6,000, but I may be able to pick one up for under $1,500 now.

Also, are there other good options available that have that kind of extreme short throw?
There are quite a few options.

The BenQ MP771
Toshiba TDP-EX20U
Sanyo PLC-XL50
 

BillESC

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Hi Eric,

How's things in the great northwest?

When a product goes from 6K to 1.5K, a 75% reduction in value, warning bells and sirens go off in my head.

We offer the BenQ MP771 which offers 50% more brightness, 3 years newer technology and comes very close in focal performance.
 

bb

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I keep going back to the Dell MP2400 when ordering more projectors but now I'm thinking of getting:

NEC VT800 (has both keystone modes) and is LCD and throws a bigger picture at a little closer distance.

or

BENQ MP722 (but the specs don't say if it has keystone or not) Auto keystone will be great in either unit like the Dell has.

Of the three units which would be the best for doing video slide shows?

DLP -vs- LCD is there a reason nowadays to choose one over the other?
 

higradeguy

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I keep going back to the Dell MP2400 when ordering more projectors but now I'm thinking of getting:

NEC VT800 (has both keystone modes) and is LCD and throws a bigger picture at a little closer distance.

or

BENQ MP722 (but the specs don't say if it has keystone or not) Auto keystone will be great in either unit like the Dell has.

Of the three units which would be the best for doing video slide shows?

DLP -vs- LCD is there a reason nowadays to choose one over the other?


So you are trying to upgrade your sound, lighting and video all at the same time...wow you must be rolling in the dough. Why don't you start your own thread as your questions do not pertain to the original posters topic.
 

polarsounds

In Self-Imposed Exile
BenQ MP771
Toshiba TDP-EX20U
Sanyo PLC-XL50
So, I've been looking at the pros and cons of these three in addition to the NEC. None of the ones mentioned by BB has the kind of extreme short throw I am considering.

The Sanyo is out. It's cost-prohibitive, projects an image smaller than my 90" screens and is considered to be more of a fixed projector since it it so difficult to focus with that 3 inch throw distance.

The other three are within a couple hundred dollars of each other, so I'm not sweating the dollar difference too much.

BenQ MP771:
Pros - Bright lamp (3000 lumens). Released November 2007. Sold by Bill, who stands behind his stuff.
Cons - Comparatively longer (4 foot) throw distance. No wireless networking capability = another long cord.

NEC WT610:
Pros - Short (2 foot) throw distance. Wireless networking capacity. Would get good vendor support &/or extended warranty period via employer relationship.
Cons - Least bright (2000 lumens) of the three projectors. Released in 2005. Product is out of distribution.

Toshiba TDP-EX200U:
Pros - Wireless networking capacity. Released September 2007. Toshiba reputation. Lowest "street" price.
Wash - Brightness is in the middle (2300 lumens) of this admittedly small pack.
Cons - Comparatively longer (4 foot) throw distance. Uncertain vendor support.
 
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higradeguy

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So, I've been looking at the pros and cons of these three in addition to the NEC. None of the ones mentioned by BB has the kind of extreme short throw I am considering.

The Sanyo is out. It's cost-prohibitive, projects an image smaller than my 90" screens and is considered to be more of a fixed projector since it it so difficult to focus with that 3 inch throw distance.

The other three are within a couple hundred dollars of each other, so I'm not sweating the dollar difference too much.

BenQ MP771:
Pros - Bright lamp (3000 lumens). Released November 2007. Sold by Bill, who stands behind his stuff.
Cons - Comparatively longer (4 foot) throw distance. No wireless networking capability = another long cord.

NEC WT610:
Pros - Short (2 foot) throw distance. Wireless networking capacity. Would get good vendor support &/or extended warranty period via employer relationship.
Cons - Least bright (2000 lumens) of the three projectors. Released in 2005. Product is out of distribution.

Toshiba TDP-EX200U:
Pros - Wireless networking capacity. Released September 2007. Toshiba reputation. Lowest "street" price.
Wash - Brightness is in the middle (2300 lumens) of this admittedly small pack.
Cons - Comparatively longer (4 foot) throw distance. Uncertain vendor support.
What do you need the wireless networking option for?
 

higradeguy

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The personal convenience of not having to haul around and tape down a 50 foot VGA cable. ;)
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I don't think the wireless networking capabilites of any of these projectors allows for full video streaming. The info I have read on the Toshiba seems to imply that you can transmit .jpeg images but says nothing about video.

Another option would be to just add a wireless transmitter to whichever projector you purchase.
 
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