DIY Company or Lumenlab?

tecmec said:
Okay, basiclly all i need now is my optics but i have a question. Who has better fresnels? Lumenlab or DIY Projector company? I want to put the lcd between the fresnels i think so this is kinda important. anyone have any experiances?

What size is your LCD screen that you will be using?

If it is a 15" or less, then go with the Lumenlab lenses, you will get them quicker. I ordered a set from them and they were shipped fast. They work great. I also ordered a set for a 17" LCD from DIY and am still waiting after 3 months.
 
Re: Re: DIY Company or Lumenlab?

Maximouse said:


What size is your LCD screen that you will be using?

If it is a 15" or less, then go with the Lumenlab lenses, you will get them quicker. I ordered a set from them and they were shipped fast. They work great. I also ordered a set for a 17" LCD from DIY and am still waiting after 3 months.

Wait...you're still waiting after 3 months? do you think ur ever gunna get it? i was gunna buy my light from diy... has anyone had a good experience with diy?
 
machs_fuel said:
save your self some cash a find a OHP to gut.

from an OHP that i got two good fresnels, a decent light source, two lens and a mirror

i did end up ordering a triplet from lumenlabs...

Actually OHP's image quality can not even touch a REAL DIY projector. And to answer the original question, I personally love both sites but I would recommend lumenlab overall.
 
Feel better?

In another post, I talked about the need for better accuracy and precision in diyprojectioncompany's description of its 135mm triplet. Saying that a 12" panel is "optimal" is a small step towards accuracy, but they still have a long way to go before it's description is fair. They need to say that the lens, when used with the suggested 330mm fresnel results in a somewhat usable image, but with poor focus in the corners. Either they add that caveat in or just say that it's good for up to 12". Even with Lucca's and Rox's repeated complaints, you'd have to dig through the forums for a while and run across one of them. One could easily fall prey to good-looking product presentation and buy something expensive they'll be unhappy with.