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FoxtelHD+ bottlenecked with projector?
Kanux 
19/8/08 1:43:35 PM
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Hey guys,

I'm thinking about getting FoxtelHD+ to use in conjunction with my projector: http://www.benq.com/products/Projector/?product=1252 but am wondering if the projector would bottleneck the definition. Is it worth getting?

Cheers.

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Kanux 
19/8/08 3:45:59 PM
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Anyone know anything or have experience with this?

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The Fuzz damn you! 
19/8/08 4:53:48 PM
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The resolution of the projector is 1024x768.

Pretty sure FoxtelHD is 720p, which is 1280x720.

Seems pretty straight forward to me. If you want proper HD footage from a projector, you need to pay quite a bit of money. If you're happy with just "better than DVD quality" then a shitty little data projector like you've linked to will suffice.

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shorty56au 
19/8/08 8:49:12 PM
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Quote by The Fuzz damn you!
Seems pretty straight forward to me. If you want proper HD footage from a projector, you need to pay quite a bit of money. If you're happy with just "better than DVD quality" then a shitty little data projector like you've linked to will suffice.



It's not that 'shitty' a projector - 3300 lumens will probably be too bright for most home usage, and XGA resolution is still very much standard for most projectors. WXGA and higher are starting to trickle through, but are far from the most common.

Why not have a look at the BenQ MP730 - native WXGA (more or less 720P resolution), 2200 lumens - which is more than enough for most home usage, unless you plan on using it in a really well lit room.

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Sparky 
20/8/08 3:19:37 PM
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You do realise that foxtel HD is only about 5 channels or the lot that are in HD?

Very quickly shot through that page you linked to and I'm not sere it that projector is widescreen or 4:3.

If its wide screen you may have trouble playing pc games on it due to not enough flexibility ingame to choose a wide screen aspect with a 4:3 resolution.

As for the HD channels on foxtel, they should look okay. It's the standard deffinition channels that could be a problem. Since it is likely that the IQ2 will rescale the standard deffinition channels to 720P for output and then the projector will scale them down to 1024*768 for its perposes. Scaleing the image wile will reduce its quality but it depends on how good the scalers are as to how bad it will look.

If you don't have this projector yet then I reccomend you buy a Home theater projector. 3300 lumens is a real light cannon. Thats the kind of thing that will sear your eyes in a dark room :D

This comes from the owner of a PT-AX200.

Ebay is your friend if you are looking for a PJ.

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Cpt. Lock 
20/8/08 9:24:29 PM
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My projector scales to 1080i mind you I bought what was a $2000 projector a few years ago for $600 now, it doesn't do a bad job at all of displaying Australian HD

As others have said though you want a projector that can at least do 1280x1024 so you can get 720p native, 3000 lumens is also completely ridiculous that projector will light up a room at night like daylight, and work in broad daylight, you'd wanna hope it had an economy setting for the lamp


Edited by Cpt. Lock: 20/8/2008 9:26:18 PM

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Kanux 
22/8/08 7:04:02 PM
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Sorry if the OP was misleading but i already have the projector.

Thanks for the help guys, I probably won't worry about upgrading foxtel for now as i only really use it for sport anyway.

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Sparky 
24/8/08 8:27:37 PM
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Grab a iq2 now and have fun with the double capacity, but still on standard deffinition :)

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