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Consumer Bailout (and Thanksgiving) Sale

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Why drive down the street to your local consumer electronics store (if they haven’t gone bankrupt) looking for a projector? It doesn’t make sense when Projector offers you a no-gas-using, hassle-free, super-saving experience in the comfort of your own home. And what better time to buy than during our Consumer Bailout (and Thanksgiving) Sale. So stay home, nestle in with family and friends, and enjoy this holiday season in your very own home theater.

Just the Facts

Consumer Bailout (and Thanksgiving) Sale
Sale Valid : Thursday, November 27th – Monday, December 1st
Save $50-$200 off popular projectors and acessories
Coupon Code : THANKYOU
Details : Click here

Here are the Deals

Projector People is offering two ways to save in these tough economic times. Flat discounts and Coupon Codes. Here’s the breakdown:

Products with Coupons

Use coupon code “THANKYOU” in your shopping cart when ordering these items See all coupons and specials here.

Accessories on Sale : Save $50 – $100

  • Oppo Digital DV 983H Up-Converting DVD Player

720p Home Theater Projectors with Coupons : Save $50

  • Mitsubishi HC1600
  • Panasonic PT-AX200U
  • Sanyo PLV-60

1080p Home Theater Projectors with Coupons : Save from $100 – $200

  • Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB
  • Epson Home Cinema 6100
  • Mitsubishi HC5500
  • Optoma HD80
  • Panasonic PT-AE2000U
  • Panasonic PT-AE3000U
  • Sanyo PLV-Z700

Business Projectors with Coupons : Save from $50 – $100

  • BenQ MP730
  • ASK Proxima C445+
  • Hitachi CP-X505
  • InFocus LP850
  • NEC NP901W

Use coupon code “THANKYOU” in your shopping cart when ordering these items See all coupons and specials here.

Flat Discounts

No coupon required. Just add it to your cart and save! Less work and even more great savings.
See discounts and complete list here

  • BenQ SP830
  • BenQ W20000
  • BenQ W500
  • BenQ W5000
  • Casio XJ-S37
  • DVDO Edge Video Scaler
  • Epson Home Cinema 1080
  • Epson Home Cinema 720
  • Hitachi CP-X401
  • InFocus X10
  • InFocus X9
  • Mitsubishi HC6000(BL)
  • Mitsubishi XD500U
  • Mitsubishi XL5980U
  • Optoma HD65
  • Optoma HD71
  • Optoma HD806
  • Panasonic PT-LB75U
  • Sharp PG-F312X

See discounts and complete list here

Full disclosure : has not received federal money to subsidize this sale. Limited time offer. Some exclusions apply. Free ground shipping included on projectors over $999. No tax charged in states outside of Florida. Happy Thanksgiving.

Sanyo PLV-Z700 Home Theater Projector

Sanyo PLV-Z700 projected image

I took the new Sanyo Z700 for a spin this weekend. At the current price point and $200 rebate it made this one a “must see” for the money.

First thoughts is wow it’s bright! Brighter than what you would think 1200 Lumens can look like. I could leave plenty of lights on and still have a great looking image. Also razor sharp! I watched some Blu-Ray movies, PS3 games, and some HD football and it looked like a 110″ Plasma on my wall!

Sanyo PLV-Z700 concert projection

Some other nice features are the lens shift that allowed me to dial in the image quickly. Also the Lens Cover snapping shut after it powers down. This helps keep dust off the lens and conceals the projector a little more. It’s smaller than some other 1080p projectors. Very quiet and practically silent in eco mode. If you need to think about the “look” and “sound” of the projector in your room then this might be the one. Good WAF on this one (Wife Acceptance Factor).

Sanyo PLV-Z700 projected football game

These pictures just don’t do it justice. Colors pop, Whites are crisp and Black levels are decent…but not the best I’ve seen. You need to spend about $1,000 more for the best black levels like the Panasonic AE3000 or Epson 1080UB. I think you could use a Calibration DVD to “tweak” the best out of this projector. HD material looked stunning even with lights on in the room. I caught myself even looking at some commercials in HD and those looked good, I normally fast forward the commercials on my DVR. I played a little PS3 and the game textures looked life like!

Projector image of PS3 Call of Duty

Bottom line is if you’re not a contrast junkie but like a Bright, Colorful, and Sharp 1080p image at a bargain then take a look at this Sanyo PLV-Z700.

People will think you spend $5,000 on this thing!

~ Review by Projector Expert Rich Morgan

Projected image of PS3 Game

Mitsubishi Projectors, Mounts, Wasted Spaces

DIY Network Are you a Do-It-Yourselfer? Are you in search of a new project? What could you possibly do to improve your life as it exists? How about a brand new space-saving game room? Our friends at the DIY Network have a show called “Wasted Spaces” that is full of great project ideas for the somewhat handy. In fact, their Game Space Galore includes a projector we provided them with the help of our partners at Mitsubishi.

The Star of Show : Mitsubishi HC1500

DIY Network
We worked with Mitsubishi to provide the folks at DIY a very popular (at the time) Mitsubishi HC1500 native 720p projector. If you’re in the market for a low-priced HD projector for a room like this one (or any home theater) the newer Mitsubishi HC1600 is a wildly fantastic deal at $749 after $100 rebate from Mitsubishi.

More Mitsubishi HT Projectors

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • Friday, November 14th, 2008 : 12:00 PM EST
  • Monday, December 01, 2008 : 8:30 AM EST

Watch it on the DIY Network.

Nobody Puts Baby in a Box!

DIY Network
One small issue with the show might be the covered projector mount. Provided the projector is not covered during operation, this is a perfectly cool and protective feature. Just in case other folks may want to DIY a projector mount, we thought it might be a good idea to clear up any misconceptions about putting your projector in a box. Let’s refer to the HC1500 user manual for guidance.

This is in all CAPS so it must be important :


Sounds like good advice.

Also good advice worthy the CAPS :


More good advice that many people don’t follow.

“Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a fi re or electric shock.”

As if this can be predicted or prevented. But good advice. :

“Never spill liquid of any kind on the projector.”

Do NOT use your projector as a coffee warmer or coaster.

Aha! Here is the relevant bit :

“Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation, ensuring reliable operation of the projector and to protect it from overheating. Do not block these openings or allow them to be blocked by placing the projector on a bed, sofa, rug, or bookcase. Ensure that there is adequate ventilation and that the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.”

So, the show looks pretty cool. There’s even a Murphy bed in the room. You know, the kind of bed that folds back up into the wall. If you’ve got time or a Tivo, check it out.

Watch it on the DIY Network :

Game Space Galore – Episode DWSP-304

  • Friday, November 14, 2008 – 12:00 PM EST
  • Monday, December 1st, 2008 – 8:30 AM EST
  • Projector Gadget! New “Pico” Projector

    Optoma PK-101

    [ UPDATE 11/12/2008: We recently learned that there will not be a large release in the USA for this projector. It will be available at Apple stores in Japan, and may be available in select consumer electronics stores. However, if you are looking for a small portable projector for presentations rather than a gizmo, we do offer several “palm” sized projectors that are MUCH brighter and also are not limited to composite only inputs. Projector People will demo the PK-101 projector soon, and provide some feedback for Optoma and for our blog readers. Stay tuned! ]

    There’s a new projector gadget in town. It’s handy, high tech, and portable. It’s called a “pico” projector. Sometimes promoted as iPod projectors, these tiny portable beamers are getting lots of attention these days. So are they a good fit for a professional presentation pitch? Or are they just a gadget? Read on.

    How Pico Are We Talkin’ Here?

    New pico projectors like the soon-to-be-released Optoma PK-101 weigh in well under a pound. The PK-101 weighs just 4.2 ounces. Its footprint is about the same size as an iPod classic or a cell phone. By comparison, the smallest projector would be about 2.75 pounds, and it would have a footprint several times that size. Your pico projector actually slips into your pocket, rather than into a carrying case.

    What’s Not to Like?

    Well, if you are comparing it to a professional business projector, there are a few things that won’t cut it. Those include: brightness, image size, input flexibility, and sound. The pico projector is not nearly as bright as any professional presentation projector. Not even close. But it is definitely viewable. The maximum image size is about 60-inches, but the image will not be particularly bright (a dark room will help). You will also have limited inputs (just composite video and stereo audio-in). There is a built-in speaker on the PK-101, but it won’t exactly fill up a room with just .5 watts.

    One more thing you might not like: the $430 list price. The street price may be lower than that, but since it’s new on the market it’s not clear how much less expensive it will be. And since we love comparisons, our cheapest professional “ultra” portable (but not Pico) projector is around $500-800. It will weigh more than the PK-101, but it would provide a significantly improved image and might also be highly conspicuous in your pocket.

    What’s to Love?

    Optoma PK-101

    If you’ve always felt you were a little like James Bond on the inside, or you just like to be the first to have an exotic gadget, this is a very cool toy. It’s also great for a plane ride (project on the back of your seat) or a car trip with the youngins’ (as long as they don’t try and blind you while you drive). Or you can also brandish your pico projector to promote your independent film guerrilla style when you bump into Spielberg in the men’s room at Canter’s.

    So, go Optoma gadget go!

    Optoma PK-101 Quick Specs :

    • 4.2 ounces
    • LED technology
    • Chargeable 1.5 hour battery
    • 0.5-watt speaker

    Click here for mores specs and info

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