posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 07:38 PM
Argh. I had meant to take pictures of my warehouse full of big screens to (mostly) scrap out, before it finally cooled down enough to get the damn
things out of here. I got about 80 off of craigslist in less than 3 months. The best route is to find a tv repair shop that is overloaded with
specimens that customers left for dead. So my take is about 75 lenses and about 10 well working big screens all the way up to 70". Some I had to
repair, some I didnt. Have alifetimes supply of spare parts. for the ones I'm keeping (I rent them out!). Have several still left to repair. Still
have 5 outside I have to rip the screens from and scrap out. In one free CL deal I got a huge oldschool videowall of 15 aluminum housing
panasonic projectors. So I ended up with a stack of matching high quality lenses, 1500 pounds of aluminum, and maybe 100 pounds of curcuit boards to
scrap. Havent even gotten around to scraping anything yet. GOtta have a good 500 pounds of PCB's to unload.
Anyways, I'd guess that DLP's and LCD projectors have shoddy little thin fresnels inside them. Not worth your time. In fact most RP's built after
2000 have crappy thin floppy non-clear LINE lenses made out of vinyl, where the good ones are built from acrylic and are thick, stiff and clear SPOT
lenses. Not all built after 200 are vinyl but the trend degrades the further you move from '00. It's odd that the better picture resolution got they
managed to use crappier quality lenses. I guess you can still do some things with them, I have about 20 in my stack, but dont plan on impressing
people with them like you can with the crisp acrylic spot lenses.
Mitsubishi's are the best. Best lenses, and they come with a nice hard black aluminum frame. I have a 60", four 52", and a couple 16x9
frames+lenses. These things are worth paying money for. Maybe I'll post some photos later in anyone is interested.
[edit on 15-12-2009 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]