73" DLP or projector for HD

DarthBeavis

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Richard Surroz
My main DLP is draggin.
It has vertical lines on it last night and it is a bit noiser now so something is wrong with it. The lines went away after being turned off for 5 minutes (lines showed no matter what input). The wife (when she thought the TV was tits up) agreed to get another one. I am now in the research stage. I am considering going from 61" to 73". The other option is to get a decent HD projector. Do you think this wall and the ceiling height would work for a projector? The room is 40 " long by 18" wide by about 20" (maybe a little taller but no much).

Also, what would be a decent HD projector and what do I need to look for keeping in mind it is for HD content.
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sims1dh

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Well I think I can help you out on this one. I just added a optima hd70 projector to my mans room (basement). I also have a 50' samsung dlp. I was thinking of upgrading to a bigger unit and thats when i decided to add the projector (far bigger image for the money. I was going to spend about 3000 for a 61' samsung. I decided to add the projector with a motorized screen that drops down in front of my current dlp set when I want a bigger image for movie, and the big game. I had about 10 guys over for the Michigan game yesterday and the projector was a hit. Two of my friends went home and started ordering components for there projetor setup (lol). I spent 1000 for the projector and 200.00 for a 84' remote motorized screen on ebay (new in the box). the one down side is that projectors work best in dark rooms or low light like a basement. If you plan on putting a projector in a room with a lot of direct light I would say make sure you keep a second tv in the room. the room size sound great for a projector though. you could get well over a 100' image. Good luck I home this helps
 

DarthBeavis

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Thanks for the reply. After speaking with a guy at Crutchfield (who did not think HD DVD was spec'd to output 1080p and did not believe me when I told him every HD DVD I have is encoded in 1080p and the second gen player will be 1080p) I chose to get a 70" Sony SRD XBR2 (not from Crutchfield tho). It will be delivered tomorrow. My room has WAY too much light for a projector:
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