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Anyone got a decent 7” analog projector?

 
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Hatsune Mike



Joined: 16 Jul 2019
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:12 pm    Post subject: Anyone got a decent 7” analog projector? Reply with quote


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I used to have a Marquee 8500, and while the tubes and optics were nice, I hated the adjustment interface. Ive grown to love a friend’s ancient Sony projector with analog controls, and it’s light enough that I can easily move it. I’d like one of these. I can converge it so much faster.

Does anyone have a decent low-end projector in the SF Bay Area?
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wanderer



Joined: 11 Jan 2015
Posts: 44



PostLink    Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a Sony D50 for free a while ago up in Oregon which might make a nice road trip if it's still available:
http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=41895
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garyfritz



Joined: 08 Apr 2006
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Location: Fort Collins, CO


PostLink    Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want a toy to tinker with, that's a great hobby. Have fun with it. But if you want to watch a decent picture, you can get a used digital PJ for next to nothing, it will take basically no setup, and it will look a LOT better than any 7" projector. Those ES-focus boxes are hella fuzzy, and they get worse as they age. I had a Dwin 700 for a while. Nifty little pj, but really blurry compared to what I was used to. When I watched it I felt half blind compared to watching my (not-well-set-up and semi-defective but still much sharper) 8500. But I guess if you love your friend's Sony...
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Hatsune Mike



Joined: 16 Jul 2019
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PostLink    Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right, but... in the first post I mentioned I once had the same marquee projector as you. The adjustment interface is clumsy and the recall system is obtuse. I don’t wish to own something like that again.

The 7” tube projector is one I am able to move and set up in a new location in under an hour. Great for an event or something like that. I can make no such appraisal of the 8500. Just doing the horrible convergence interface on there takes a good while.
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archidan



Joined: 24 Nov 2006
Posts: 59
Location: Oregon


PostLink    Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that dude with the D50 in Oregon is super cool. I bet he would even help you load it in your car. you should get it.
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Hatsune Mike



Joined: 16 Jul 2019
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PostLink    Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might take you up on it! Only put off by digital convergence and weight, but I'll keep it in mind. Thanks.
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