I sort of drifted into home cinema over the last year after a broke friend gave me a projector - he couldnt afford the 280 quid bulb - and nor could I at the time but as I have wanted a home cinema for like 20 years i didnt eat that month.
My projector is a recently discontinued LCD model - mitsubishi XL5u - this is primarily a data projecor but a few forums rate it as bright and crisp.
I am occasionally aware of the LCD mask and it is a bit noisey on the high lamp setting.
My screen is a basic 120 quid model.
Source is a 24 quid dvd player - lols.
Sound I am pretty happy with. I use a very expensive passive pre amp from my hi fi days with a pair of £500 quid musical fidelity power amps, one current in currrent mono mode for each floorstanding £400 newish tannoy speakers.
No silly surround sound until I can afford the same quality of components and even then a sub would be irrlelveant with the tannoys and control of the quality amps.
So - is this projector any good? Clearly the DVD player has got to be upgraded as it is the source. Any reccomendations for a blu ray player that is good on SD DVD ? People tell me to get a ps3 as a source - good advice ?
Would it be worth my while aspiring to a new projector? What would I ned to spend to get a WOW improvement?
I would like to loose the video noise in flat areas of colour - I suspect this is the fault of the cheap dvd player.