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    LCDs with no backlight? (LCD Projector)

    Anyone know of a place where a guy can just buy the LCD itself? No attached backlight or anything? Since I've finished building my car computer, I'm beginning my next project -- LCD Projector.

    Anyways, if you know of a place where you can get just the LCD, or know of a specific high quality LCD with an easily removable backlight... post it up here, I'd be very grateful.

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    hey, i know that sounds like a fun project, but there are better ways of projection for the "enthusiast"
    i have a sony CRT 1270 projector (can be bought for around $600) it is incredible. check out www.avsforum.com (btw, CRT = true blacks )

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    Re: LCDs with no backlight? (LCD Projector)

    Originally posted by Cyanide
    Anyone know of a place where a guy can just buy the LCD itself? No attached backlight or anything? Since I've finished building my car computer, I'm beginning my next project -- LCD Projector.

    Anyways, if you know of a place where you can get just the LCD, or know of a specific high quality LCD with an easily removable backlight... post it up here, I'd be very grateful.

    Cy
    Look for old overhead projector lcds on eBay.

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    hey sale, how'd you wind up with the 1270? I used to tweak those back in the day when three guns ruled. How many hours are on the guns?

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    my roomates dad works for Fema. He was a tech for them. The 1270 doesnt have an hour mete, but i switched my badly burned blue tube (Fema Logo) with a slightly less burnt tube (buying a new tube in the winter $560). any way it looks pretty good. i;m going to hook it up with a HTPC in the winter and throw some progressive DVD signals to it, should be some *****in quality coming out. of course setting it up is a *****. and takes some time.

    check out avsforum.com

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    As I recall, there is an hour meter in the service mode, now I just need to remember how to unlock them!

    Once the projectors were warmed up, I could usually have them tweaked in within 15 minutes.

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    hrmmmm, so, where can i get a 1270 for $600.... sounds awfully interesting... can i hook it up to my PC? what sort of inputs? How will quality be? Tell me more...
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    well you can use it with a comp, but its not recomended (burn in) unless it is used as a HTPC (to use progressive DVD output with a software player, or www.dscaler.org).
    you can get them from lots of places, but if you buy one from www.crtcinema.com they will cost a bit more, but youll know more about it and will be refurbished, also 1271 and 1272 are better feature wise.

    takes RGB HV , Y/C (svideo) and composite video. also an extra spot for another input board.

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    also, keep in mind that the 1200 series from Sony weighs a couple of hundred pounds. These were designed as multimedia projectors back in the days of Win3.1/Powerpoint 1.0

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