Projector vs. LED TV

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  1. IndyZ06

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    I have a large living room and wanted a large TV to match the room size. I bought a 120hZ Sharp 80" LCD with LED Back Lighting. I returned the TV due to motion blur. The sales guys said I would even see the blur if i went with the 240hZ set. Now this is going in my family room and I have a very open floor plan. I want a TV larger than 65" and I do not want a rear projection TV. This TV will hang on the wall. I know Mitt makes a good RPTV in a large size but that is NOT an option I am willing to look at. The largest TV/Projector I can fit on my wall would be about 84". Without spending 10k on a TV, you are really limited to about 65". Samsung makes a great 65" LED and there are some really good Plasmas out there too. Elite makes a great 70" but runs about 8k in price. I was looking at an Epson 6010 projector with a screen similar to a Black Diamond. From the research I have done and salesmen I have talked to, the "black" screens provide the best picture in rooms with ambient light. I will attach a picture of my living room to give an idea of what ambient light I am dealing with. What you cannot see in this picture is where the TV/Screen would go. It would be on the left hand side of the picture. There is a flat wall that the couch faces. Picture quality is very important to me. Am I going to be disappointed with a projector? What suggestions would anyone have, except going with a RPTV! Thanks in advance for your advice.
     
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    The only projectors that are going to have a chance in that room...before sunset, are Large Venue. But Large Venue tend to have less contrast than normal...
    Large Venue are intended to produce 200" and bigger. So, inherently, anything around 100" is a piece of cake..."almost" regardless of ambient light.
    One of MANY, MANY examples...
    http://www.amazon.com/Vivitek-D5000-Ready-Projector-Lumens/dp/B005CG7GSG/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1347545585&sr=1-3&keywords=large+venue+projector
    Here is that projector plugged into projector central's calculator...notice the "baseline" 250" image...
    http://www.projectorcentral.com/Vivitek-D5000-projection-calculator-pro.htm (also note this one IS NOT 1080P...I chose this to make you look for more)
     
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    900 lumen JVC does not equal 900 lumen Epson...
    That is like trying to say a BMW 3 series and a Toyota Camry both have 180hp...
    I forgot your budget isn't "I only want to spend $1500 for my projector and less than $50 crafting a screen"...
    That room is doable with a $5000+ projector and $1000-ish screen.
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    That HD550 JVC is every bit the "brightness" equal to the Epson 6010.
    900-1000 lumen JVC almost equals 2400 lumen Epson.
    By the way, checked at Projector central...the "same scenario" HD550 vs 6010, 120" screen, same gain screen...
    JVC is 2FC, the Epson is 4FC. That is not a 1400 lumen difference. More like 600 lumen.
     
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    I would say my total budget is around $5,000 for a projector and screen. But budgets are made to be broken! The largest screen I can physically fit in the space is about 84" diagonal. My projector will be mounted in the wall above my couch about 18' from the screen.
     
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    If you mount the projector that far back, you are getting much bigger than an 84" screen...
    Provided it doesn't change "ceiling and 18feet"...
    http://www.epson.com/alf_upload/landing/distance-calculator/
    In the 6010 owners manual the farthest back you can put it for an 80" image is 16'7"...
    Ok, you'll be close. 18" nets an 86" image. (helps to RTFM)
     

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