Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
flynkiwi

152 posts

Master Geek


  #976381 29-Jan-2014 06:20
Send private message

What projector did you get K1wi?

Affiliate link
 
 
 

Affiliate link: Find your next Lenovo laptop, desktop, workstation or tablet now.
flynkiwi

152 posts

Master Geek


  #976382 29-Jan-2014 06:21
Send private message

also be interested in how you shipped the screen as when I looked at one to ship via YouSHop they stated it was to big and outside the size limit that they ship.

k1wi
484 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #976405 29-Jan-2014 07:55
Send private message

I got the Acer H5370BD projector, pioneer HTP-072 home theatre pack and a cheap 100" manual screen that came free with the projector.

It's about as low end as exists, but gets us 720p and it was my fiancé who asked if we could have one when we moved in together (we'll watch stuff on laptops/desktop rather than a TV and the projector is the 'treat'). I envy anyone who can spend more on their budget, but unless an expensive projector ruins her I don't think the quality will bother her.

It's going to Massachusetts as I'm moving there, so I can't be any help about importing them sorry. I haven't actually looked at the price differences between NZ and USA.



geekiegeek
2513 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #976413 29-Jan-2014 08:28
Send private message

Kopkiwi:
sen8or: Except if you are intolerant to the effects of a wheel spinning in front of the light source, then the rainbows and eye strain make them unwatchable.


Which is a very very small percentage of people and somewhat not an issue with 6x wheels.


I may be incorrect but I'm pretty sure you also don't get lens shift with DLP so the projector has to be dead centre of where you are projecting. Lens shift allows for mounting high/low or even off to the side of the room.

flynkiwi

152 posts

Master Geek


  #976771 29-Jan-2014 15:48
Send private message

The Mitsubishi HC7900DW does have verticle lense shift but not horozontal. The BenQ w1070 also does as well but not as much as the mitsubish. Both dont have any horozontal shift however so have to be centered in the room in relation to the screen position.

When looking at the HC7900DW with a 120" screen then the throw distance is about 4.4meters with seating position starting at 3.7m so fits well in my room. Just now need to see if I really need it now considering the room wont be ready to use until about May/June.

Kopkiwi
2552 posts

Uber Geek


  #977421 30-Jan-2014 13:59
Send private message

geekiegeek:
Kopkiwi:
sen8or: Except if you are intolerant to the effects of a wheel spinning in front of the light source, then the rainbows and eye strain make them unwatchable.


Which is a very very small percentage of people and somewhat not an issue with 6x wheels.


I may be incorrect but I'm pretty sure you also don't get lens shift with DLP so the projector has to be dead centre of where you are projecting. Lens shift allows for mounting high/low or even off to the side of the room.


You're incorrect. I had a Benq W7000 that had full lens shift.

Kopkiwi
2552 posts

Uber Geek


  #977422 30-Jan-2014 13:59
Send private message

flynkiwi: The Mitsubishi HC7900DW does have verticle lense shift but not horozontal. The BenQ w1070 also does as well but not as much as the mitsubish. Both dont have any horozontal shift however so have to be centered in the room in relation to the screen position.

When looking at the HC7900DW with a 120" screen then the throw distance is about 4.4meters with seating position starting at 3.7m so fits well in my room. Just now need to see if I really need it now considering the room wont be ready to use until about May/June.


Grab it now. This stock clearance. No more left after this.



flynkiwi

152 posts

Master Geek


  #977660 30-Jan-2014 20:49
Send private message

How are you going to ship your one you are buying Kopkiwi ?

Kopkiwi
2552 posts

Uber Geek


  #977809 31-Jan-2014 08:29
Send private message

flynkiwi: How are you going to ship your one you are buying Kopkiwi ?


BHvideo ship internationally but it costs $186. I worked out doing it through youpost is about half that.

flynkiwi

152 posts

Master Geek


  #979619 3-Feb-2014 18:59
Send private message

Have you pulled the Trigger yet KopKiwi on the 7900DW?

I checked out my Dads projector yesterday to get a comparison on the brightness as he has a batcave room with dark ceilings and walls but his projector is an old Infocus IN76 and thats only 1000 lumens I have since found out. That gives me some reassurance that the 1500 of the Mitzi 7900 should be fine for my room with white ceilings and walls.

My next challenge then is getting a screen, hence the origional topic of this post haha ;-)

the Tasman screen that was on sale on Trade Me has been a mere to get a time to go and see it to see if it has any defects so I have to go with another plan. The killer is that Elite screens you can get on Amazon or Direct for about $300 US but either they dont deliver or the delivery cost is stupid. I looked at a cost via myusa and it was about 6 grand!!!

My other option is to look to see if you can get any deals in Australia as I am going to Cairns to see realitves in a few weeks so I could get something delivered there and bring it back as oversized baggage?

flynkiwi

152 posts

Master Geek


  #981017 5-Feb-2014 21:52
Send private message

at last I think I have found a solution!!

Kiwishipping a mainfreight company does shipping like many of the other USA my address type freight forwarders from their base in California.

http://www.kiwishipping.co.nz/

The cost to ship (sea freight) the screen and the projector is going to be $250NZ. considering I was looking at about $100 just for the projector then this is quite a good deal.

The fact that it may take 6 - 8 weeks is not an issue either as I have to renovate the room so this gives me a timeframe to work too.

I think I will sign up and place some orders tomorrow once I double check the screen size I need in the room.

kendog
321 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #982222 8-Feb-2014 11:20
Send private message

flynkiwi: at last I think I have found a solution!!

Kiwishipping a mainfreight company does shipping like many of the other USA my address type freight forwarders from their base in California.

http://www.kiwishipping.co.nz/

The cost to ship (sea freight) the screen and the projector is going to be $250NZ. considering I was looking at about $100 just for the projector then this is quite a good deal.

The fact that it may take 6 - 8 weeks is not an issue either as I have to renovate the room so this gives me a timeframe to work too.

I think I will sign up and place some orders tomorrow once I double check the screen size I need in the room.

Does the $250 include insurance?

flynkiwi

152 posts

Master Geek


  #982235 8-Feb-2014 11:58
Send private message

Hmm good point
I will have to check with Kiwi shipping to see if damage in transit is covered or not.

flynkiwi

152 posts

Master Geek


  #982478 8-Feb-2014 22:14
Send private message

I have confirmed that insurance is not included. Kiwishipping can organise this and Its 2% of the value of the goods, so about an extra $25 on my order.
I placed the order today for a Mitsubishi HC7900DW from B&H PhotoVideo and a Elite screen from Elite Screen shop.
I am sure that it will all come together and hopefully there are not to many hidden costs.

Kopkiwi
2552 posts

Uber Geek


  #984723 12-Feb-2014 08:18
Send private message

Sorry mate. Missed your earlier post. Haven't pulled the trigger yet. Am looking at increasing the budget a little and getting a Sony VPL HW50ES for $2k 2nd hand with a spare bulb and 2 x 3D glasses. Or an Epson 6010 with the same extras and cost.

Never heard of that shipping place before, wonder if it's much cheaper than youshop?

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News and reviews »

Belkin Screenforce Tempered Glass Screen Protector and Bumper - Apple Watch
Posted 15-Aug-2022 17:20


Samsung Introducing Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4
Posted 11-Aug-2022 01:00


Samsung Unveils Health Innovations with Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro
Posted 11-Aug-2022 01:00


Google Bringing First Cloud Region to Aotearoa New Zealand
Posted 10-Aug-2022 08:51


ANZ To Move to FIS Modern Banking Platform
Posted 10-Aug-2022 08:28


GoPro Hero10 Black Review
Posted 8-Aug-2022 17:41


Amazon to Acquire iRobot
Posted 6-Aug-2022 11:41


Samsung x LIFE Picture Collection Brings Iconic Moments in History to The Frame
Posted 4-Aug-2022 17:04


Norton Consumer Cyber Safety Pulse Report: Phishing for New Bait on Social Media
Posted 4-Aug-2022 16:50


Microsoft Announces New Solutions for Threat Intelligence and Attack Surface Management
Posted 3-Aug-2022 21:54


Seagate Addresses Hyperscale Workloads with Enterprise-Class Nytro SSDs
Posted 3-Aug-2022 21:50


Visa Launching Eco-friendly Payment Solutions in New Zealand
Posted 3-Aug-2022 21:48


NCR Delivers Services to Run Bank of New Zealand ATM Network
Posted 30-Jul-2022 11:06


New HP Portfolio Supports New Era of Hybrid Work
Posted 28-Jul-2022 17:14


Harman Kardon Launches Citation MultiBeam 1100 Soundbar
Posted 28-Jul-2022 17:10









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.







Backblaze unlimited backup