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CTX EZ-Pro 550
1 Reviews
rating  3 of 5
Description: Widescreen Projector


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Juggy a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I actually own the CTX EZPro 580. Not much different than the 550. I picked this projector up used on the net. I really wanted to own a front projector, however, they are expensive and I was on a budget. NEW, (like, back in '97, when the 580 was produced) this projector's suggested retail price was originally just unde $4,000. I picked this one up for considerably less. I set it up in my basement after picking up a Da-Lite 8ft x 6ft screen (10ft diagonal). Because of only 350 lumens, with the lights on, the picture is not so easy to see. I highly recommend that if you use this projector, make sure the room is dark and the lights are off. I tested it out using RCA cables, connecting it to both, my Toshiba SD-2300 DVD player and Toshiba six head VCR. The DVD player had a decent image. The image I saw from the VHS
tape was less tha stellar (slightly blurry and muddy). I went out and purchased a 25 ft S-Video cable and re hooked up my DVD player and WOW what a big difference. The picture was about 30% better. With the lights off I was very impressed with what I saw. I am told that this projector uses different bulbs that traditional projectors (mine came with an extra one) and that they only last about 40-50 hours, however they are MUCH CHEAPER to replace than the bulbs of a traditional projector. All in all, if you are on a budget, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the CTX EZPro 580. I picked up BOTH this projector and a NEW Da-Lite screen for less than $1,200! This projector is perfert for a "starter" projector. The picture could be better, but if you don't have thousands of dollars and "size does matter", then this one's for you.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

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