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Projectors and screens can help bring a movie theater feel to your own home. Use the following information to decide which projector and screen you would like to buy.
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Projectiondesign FR12 RLS Sparks NV

While outwardly a fairly standard looking DLP projector (and is in fact based on the F12), the first indication that the FR12 RLS is a little different is the thick cable sticking out of the side. This is the Liquid Light Guide. The LLG cable is filled with a water-based liquid that transmits the light from the Remote Light Source to the silent FR12 projection head.

Runco Q-750i Review Sparks NV

Specialist video maker Runco QuantumColor Q-750i and Q-750d front projectors are the company’s first offerings that include a trio of high-output, light-emitting diodes that provide the light source, in lieu of the traditional high pressure lamp.

Vivitek H9080FD Review Sparks NV

It's a beefy looking thing, this projector. It's not much larger than other high-end single chippers, but there's something about its boxy, ribbed design that makes it a little more commanding than others. This is a good thing, I think. If you're going to spend 15 large on a projector, it should look the part.

Sony VPL-VW85 Sparks NV

Sony has announced the VPL-VW85, their latest 1080p front projector. To reduce motion blur, the VPL-VW85 has a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Sony's name for this is Motionflow 120Hz and it has black frame insertion so those that don't like motion interpolation (the more common way of increasing the refresh/framerate) don't have to watch "Soap-Opera Vision".

SIM2 Grand Cinema C3X Lumis DLP Projector Sparks NV

SIM2 is showcasing the newest addition to its C3X line of DLP projectors: the C3X Lumis. This new, top-of-the-line model boasts SIM2’s signature styling and a very compact form for a three-chip DLP. The company is also demoing its new Mico 50 LED-based single-chip model.

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1080P Projectors Sparks NV

They are surely wary of the new crop of 1080p projectors, which are among the first to convey the full resolution of which high-definition video is capable. But they will be shocked to learn that it makes no sense to wait for affordable 1080p projection—because it’s already here, in the form of Mitsubishi’s $3,495 HC5000 1080p LCD projector.

Anamorphic Widescreen Sparks NV

While the majority of movie releases are in the film industry’s so-called “Academy Flat” 1.85 aspect ratio, which is almost, but not quite, the same aspect ratio as 16:9, many are shot in anamorphic widescreen with aspect ratios of varying sizes up to a very wide 2.40:1, where the film camera is fitted with a lens that squeezes the captured image horizontally, making everything in the resulting film frame look tall and skinny.

Avielo Helios Review Sparks NV

Around back, the extensive input panel features a full set of operating controls along with a five-inch LCD screen to aid in setup. There are input connections for virtually every type of signal, analog and digital. Of interest to professional users is the inclusion of two X-Port expansion card slots that allow expanded connectivity (one optional X-Port card allows high-definition serial digital input, for example).

Bespoke Big-Screen Sparks NV

The 150 is truly a powerhouse—it features a 1.2-kilowatt xenon lamp, with four or five times the light output of conventional front projectors. Xenon lamps are superior to the more common mercury lamp types in two significant ways. First, they're powered by DC, which means there is only one arc beam spot (as opposed to two beam spots with AC-powered arc lamps).

Cinema de la Mer Sparks NV

To project the images, First Impressions used a TITAN Reference 1080p projector from Digital Projection and a 14-foot wide Stewart CineWide screen. To get the images full-screen a TheaterScope anamorphic optical system is employed, allowing the 16x9 projector to display both 1.78:1 and 2.35:1 content with no horizontal black bars (letterbox).

Elite Screens Raptor Sparks NV

A motorized cross-rising scissor; mechanism driven by a tubular motor is used to raise and lower the screen. Variable height settings allow for a wide variety of installation configurations. Each unit includes a wireless trigger sensor for synchronization with a projector's on/off status and IR as well as RF receivers for wireless operation. Each Raptor also includes a ZR800D IR universal learning remote for easy integration of the screen into any home theater system.

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 6500UB 1080p LCD Projector Sparks NV

The Home Cinema 6500UB is a 1080p LCD projector that features the latest 3LCD D7 chip set with UltraBlack technology. The new Cinema Filter produces a larger color space, while the 12-bit 3LCD driver technology allows for the reproduction of 68.72 billion colors.

Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 7500UB Review Sparks NV

This 1080p projector uses Epson’s D7 C2Fine TFT LCD chipset with UltraBlack technology, two high-end video processing chips (the Silicon Optix Reon VX and Pixelworks 390) and a new auto iris. It also adds an Anamorphic Wide aspect ratio, for use with an optional anamorphic lens attachment, and a 120Hz mode that employs frame interpolation to produce smoother motion with 24p film sources.

JVC DLA-HD750 Review Sparks NV

The HD1 came out at a time when projector companies were spreading their focus to other aspects of the projector experience, like audible levels of noise. Certain companies, like Mitsubishi and Sony, revealed projectors that were so quiet as to be more unobtrusive than projectors had ever been. Well, not so much with the JVC’s.

JVC DLA-HD990 Sparks NV

The DLA-HD990/DLA-RS35 are both THX Certified (as well as the RS25/HD950). All the models have the HQV Reon-VX chip for the processing.The DLA-HD990/DLA-RS35 are identical other than their silver/gold highlights, and their availability. The 990 is available to consumers directly, while the RS35 is available through custom channels.

JVC's DLA-HD1 1080p Projector Sparks NV

The projector itself is surprisingly compact, given that the optical system is quite complex. The DLA-HD1 sports deluxe optics from studio camera lensmaker Fujinon, with the lens system providing both horizontal and vertical lens shift to aid in installation flexibility.

McIntosh MDLP1 1080p DLP Front Projector Sparks NV

The projector is fully prepared for anamorphic widescreen viewing, and McIntosh offers the companion LK1 motorized lens option that, with a variable-width screen like Stewart’s CineCurve, provides real, in-home theater 2.35:1 presentations with no black bars at the top and bottom of the screen image.

Mitsubishi HC3000 Sparks NV

The HC3000 is quite a different animal, however. And even though it carries a downright miserly price tag, it shares much in common with more expensive home theater projectors—and its performance is nothing short of amazing. Based on the popular Texas Instruments HD2+ chip, which also carries the DarkMetal moniker, the HC3000 is one of the first to incorporate TI’s own deinterlacer and scaler engine (the DDP3020 chip).

NuVision�s 52LEDLP Sparks NV

NuVision’s 52LEDLP dispenses with the bulb in favor of innovative LED modules. A trio of red, green, and blue high-power LEDs generates the three primary colors in lieu of the usual lamp and spinning color wheel. The PhlatLight (for photonic lattice light) modules are rated at 60,000 hours, or more than 20 years of 8-hours-every-day viewing.

Optoma HD8600 DLP Projector Sparks NV

The higher-end HD8600 uses a single 0.65-inch DarkChip3 from Texas Instruments and includes Optoma’s most advanced features and image-calibration options. You get ISF modes, full color management, an extended color gamut, a double iris system, three lens options, and an anamorphic mode that works with the optional Panamorph lens system.

Planar PD8150 Sparks NV

Based on the latest generation of DLP chips from Texas Instruments the PD8150 sports the now-normal 1,920 by 1,080 resolution. Like many of its brethren, the PD8150 sports an auto-iris, here known as DynamicBlack. This feature looks at the incoming video signal, and then opens or closes a shutter in the light path to dim the light in dark scenes, and open up for bright scenes.

PowerLite Pro Cinema 1080 Projector Sparks NV

PowerLite Pro Cinema 1080 projector offers the Imaging Science Foundation 's suite of calibration adjustments and password-protected Day and Night settings. It's fully compatible with the latest HD DVD and Blu-ray high-definition disc players, because it's equipped with an HDMI 1.3 digital video input, and xvYCC and Deep Color capabilities.

Projection Screen 101 Sparks NV

With single chip DLPs, LCDs, and the popular LCOS projectors, a 16x9 screen of 130-inches is probably the upper limit for a decently bright image. There are certainly exceptions (some can go bigger, some can't even go that big). Best to talk with your installer to find out how large a screen the projector you have in mind can fill.

Projectiondesign FR12 RLS Sparks NV

While outwardly a fairly standard looking DLP projector (and is in fact based on the F12), the first indication that the FR12 RLS is a little different is the thick cable sticking out of the side. This is the Liquid Light Guide. The LLG cable is filled with a water-based liquid that transmits the light from the Remote Light Source to the silent FR12 projection head.

Projector Sparks NV

Multimedia projectors have multiple functions that suit business or entertainment needs. Classroom projectors have been around for a while but as technology evolves and improvements are made projectors are getting more specific. There are business projectors made just for presentations and theater projectors such as the DLP or 3LCD projectors that give you an intense movie experience when you combine with the right projector screen. You can even take them outside if you purchase an outdoor screen projector to create a backyard entertainment environment. Portable projectors give students and salespeople an edge for assignments and presentations. The possibilities are endless. Projectors make sense. Please scroll down for more information and access to the home electronics stores in Sparks, NV listed below that have all your projector needs in stock.

Retractable Projectors and Drop-Down Screens Sparks NV

A combination of seating options, paired with exotic accent pieces, lends a comfortable and personal feel, while tactile wall coverings and sisal carpeting add an extra dimension of texture and warmth. Directly opposite the seating, a wall of custom-built maple cabinetry conceals most of the media components and displays collectibles; a retractable projector and drop-down screen are discreetly tucked within the trusses and ceiling above.

Runco Q-750i Review Sparks NV

Specialist video maker Runco QuantumColor Q-750i and Q-750d front projectors are the company’s first offerings that include a trio of high-output, light-emitting diodes that provide the light source, in lieu of the traditional high pressure lamp.

Runco QuantumColor LED-Based Projectors Sparks NV

Two lens options are available, as are the CineWide and CineWide with Auto Scope modes. The InstantOn feature provides a nearly immediate projected image when you turn on the projector. The main difference between the two models is that the Q-750i features integrated video processing, while the Q-750d comes with the latest DHD controller/processor.

Samsung SP-A800B Sparks NV

Finished in shiny black plastic, the projector’s ovoid curves give it a visual character quite different from other projectors, and the remote control features similar swoopy curves, and is backlit. The large, center-mounted lens features manual focus, zoom and vertical lens shift, and the adjustments aren’t overly sensitive, allowing me to dial in a sharp and properly aligned picture in short order, aided by the built-in test pattern.

Sanyo PLV-1080HD 1080p LCD Projector Sparks NV

The PLV-1080HD utilizes a 1920 x 1080 3LCD panel and employs a new auto iris that makes adjustments every sixtieth of a second. The iris’ noise output has been reduced, and the projector’s fan is rated at 21 dB in the darkest Cinema mode. Sanyo claims a contrast ratio of 10,000:1 and brightness capability of 1200 ANSI lumens.

Screen Innovations Black Diamond II Review Sparks NV

Compared to the conventional Stewart screen material, which was predictably more washed out with all the ambient light in the room, the Black Diamond II offered much more visible contrast and a punchy, colorful picture that looked just great. Screen Innovations notes that compared to the first-generation material, the Black Diamond II is also more color neutral, with less “push” in the blue range, and a gray ramp test pattern confirmed the screen’s overall color neutrality.

SIM2 C3X 1080 Sparks NV

SIM2 touts the C3X as the smallest-sized 3-chip 1080p DLP projector, and indeed the case is roughly the same size as many single-chip models, such as the Samsung SP-A800B tested earlier this year. But the C3X is a light output powerhouse, providing about twice the light output of comparable 250-watt single chip DLP projectors.

SIM2 C3X Projector Sparks NV

The C3X is the most compact three-chip DLP video projector available, and at $19,990, one of the most affordable. Unlike a single-chip DLP projector, a three-chip projector does not have a color wheel with alternating red, green, and blue elements. Each chip is dedicated to a specific color.

SIM2 C3X Three-Chip DLP Projector Sparks NV

And bright it is, measuring a whopping 82 footlamberts on a midsized neutral gain screen—a substantially brighter picture than its 250-watt lamp rating would suggest. It does not achieve this brightness at the expense of black reproduction; the blacks look just as deep as with other top DLP projectors, and the picture never appears washed-out.

SIM2 Grand Cinema C3X Lumis DLP Projector Sparks NV

SIM2 is showcasing the newest addition to its C3X line of DLP projectors: the C3X Lumis. This new, top-of-the-line model boasts SIM2’s signature styling and a very compact form for a three-chip DLP. The company is also demoing its new Mico 50 LED-based single-chip model.

Sony VPL-VW70 Review Sparks NV

It's the VPL-VW70's stylish black case that muffles the noise so exceedingly well, but this isn’t to say that it's silent. If you are seated next to it (or below it), you’ll hear it. But not only is its overall volume level much lower compared to most projectors, but the sound is mere white noise. In some ways this is more important. No frequencies stand out over others, which makes the sound disappear when there is any other noise in the room.

Sony VPL-VW85 Sparks NV

Sony has announced the VPL-VW85, their latest 1080p front projector. To reduce motion blur, the VPL-VW85 has a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Sony's name for this is Motionflow 120Hz and it has black frame insertion so those that don't like motion interpolation (the more common way of increasing the refresh/framerate) don't have to watch "Soap-Opera Vision".

Sony VPL-VW85 Review Sparks NV

Sony VPL-VW85 brings us a big jump not just in contrast ratio or brightness, but in resolution. Unlike other devices that use a liquid crystal material, VW85 suffers no motion blur by applying the unique MotionFlow circuitry which this case is 120 Hz of SXRD goodness.

Stewart Filmscreen Cabaret and StudioTek 100 Review Sparks NV

The Cabaret offers a solution for those who don't want to mount a fixed screen, but don't want to cut gaping holes in their ceiling for a drop-down screen. As you can see from the pictures, the Cabaret mounts to the wall, with the screen rolled up inside. It comes in pretty much any color you can think of to match your wall or décor.

The Marantz VP-11S1 Sparks NV

The VP-11S1 presents a mostly square but gently curvaceous chassis that combines gray styling accents that call attention to the Konica Minolta optics up front. The input panel is generously equipped with a pair of component video inputs and another pair of HDMI digital video inputs, in addition to various other ports. Your installer will appreciate the input panel’s gentle backlighting, which can be turned off.

Vivitek H9080FD Review Sparks NV

It's a beefy looking thing, this projector. It's not much larger than other high-end single chippers, but there's something about its boxy, ribbed design that makes it a little more commanding than others. This is a good thing, I think. If you're going to spend 15 large on a projector, it should look the part.

Vutec ArtScreen Sparks NV

ArtScreen is offered for video displays from 32 inches to over 65 inches. Custom sizes as well as rear projection screen formats can also be accommodated (more on this in a moment). The frame is also available in an array styles and liners. As for the art itself, a variety of fine art reproductions printed on artist’s canvas from contemporary artists are available.

Wide Screens Sparks NV

The CineCurve has black masking that retracts when you watch super-widescreen 2.35:1 movies, and slide in and out to cover the sides of the screen when you’re watching less wide images, such as 1.85:1 movies and 1.33:1 TV shows. The screen also has a gentle curve that directs more light toward the audience and provides a more uniformly bright picture across the full width and height of the screen.