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Discussion in 'Displays' started by Raptor382, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Raptor382

    Raptor382 Well-Known Member

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    right now, i have a sony bravia 46" LCD, and was thinking of trying to get something a little bigger, maybe 51-55". This time, after doing some reading, im likely going to go plasma, due to not having to deal with motion blur, better contrast ratios etc...

    Samsung has one, 51" plasma, 1080p 600hz for about $649 at best buy. This is kind of my budget, roughly $600 to $700. While there, i looked over and saw the projectors, and that got me to thinking...i wonder if i would get more for that money with a projector. Most projectors can go up to pretty big sizes, more that what i would need, and they also say they can display a 1080p picture.

    It's been a long time since ive seen a projector picture, if i have ever seen one at all. How do they look? are the images as crips and clear as a HD tv? is the color depth and the motion blur as good as a plasma or LED?

    can anyone recommend if this is a better way to go and if it is, can you recommend a halfway decent projector (one as good as a TV you can buy from Best buy at least) for the $600 to $700 im looking for?

    how well do projectors perform in areas where sunlight may shine through a window? in my living room, there are double doors that lead to a patio, i have the blinds closed, so a little light may seep through during the day, but most of my TV watching would be in the evenings or at night.

    thanks
     
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    You aren't touching a "$700 plasma picture" with a
     
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    thanks, i guess that settles that then. plasma TV it is.
     
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    what about this one?

    http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-W1070-1080P-Theater-Projector/dp/B00A2T6X0K/ref=lp_300334_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1380538870&sr=1-3

    or this:

    http://www.amazon.com/ViewSonic-PJD7820HD-Projector-Composite-S-video/dp/B00BBM0664/ref=lp_300334_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1380538870&sr=1-18

    or:

    http://www.amazon.com/ViewSonic-PRO8200-1080p-Theater-Projector/dp/B00465W7EC/ref=sr_1_27?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1380539585&sr=1-27

    or:

    http://www.amazon.com/Mitsubishi-HC4000-300-Inch-1080p-Projector/dp/B0044UF0PM/ref=sr_1_35?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1380539585&sr=1-35

    http://www.amazon.com/Acer-H6510BD-Theater-Projector-White/dp/B00B97ZKIA/ref=sr_1_39?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1380539585&sr=1-39

    just a couple i found at amazon. i dont know anything about projectors, so I have no idea if any of these would be good, but, they all are 1080p, and all have 2000+ lumens. they may not be comparable to a $700 plasma picture, but, would they give a good picture anyway?

    also, im assuming that LCD projectors are subject to motion blur just like LCD flat panels, and from what ive read, DLP projectors are the way to go?
     
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    Of those choices the Mits or Benq would be my choices with the nod going to the Mits. Read reviews, theyll teach you a lot about what to look for and the limitations of the various techs.
     
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    Any DLP will outperform a similarly priced LCD. The trade-off being the DLP will need a much more specific placement.
     
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    I'm curious about your response schan, you say im not touching a $700 plasma with an
     
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    that is to say, would an under $1000 projector also be inferior to a $700 LCD HDTV?
     
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    Projectors, image wise, are already behind the 8-ball. There was a reason front projection TV died when rear projection showed up. There is a reason DLP(RPTV) died when plasma kept getting bigger and less expensive.If you could buy Panasonic's 105" plasma for $5000(even $8000), projectors would die off tomorrow.It is an apples to zucchini comparison.
     
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    Also keep in mind that your room plays a large role in front projection. You can easily make a $3k projector look like crap, whereas you have to go to a extreme enviroment to affect a plasma.
     

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