BenQ 6100 Projector Vs. 16x9 TV

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  1. John Besse

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    I'm in the market to purchase either a projector a 16x9 TV. I have been reading a few good things about the BenQ 6100 projector and am leaning toward purchasing one. The only concern I have is the BenQ is not a native 16x9 projector. Would I need to purchase a 4:3 screen or could I actually use the 16:9? I was also looking at the Mitsubishi SilverPlus Series (413 models) in a 65". The room I have is dark enough to get rid of most ambient light, and the projector seems the way I really want to go. However, I wanted to get a few suggestions from other people before I make my purchase. If anyone uses BenQ projectors, please let me know what you think. Any feedback would be great!
     
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    I'm in the market to purchase either a projector a 16x9 TV. I have been reading a few good things about the BenQ 6100 projector and am leaning toward purchasing one. The only concern I have is the BenQ is not a native 16x9 projector. Would I need to purchase a 4:3 screen or could I actually use the 16:9? I was also looking at the Mitsubishi SilverPlus Series (413 models) in a 65". The room I have is dark enough to get rid of most ambient light, and the projector seems the way I really want to go. However, I wanted to get a few suggestions from other people before I make my purchase. If anyone uses BenQ projectors, please let me know what you think. Any feedback would be great!
     
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    If you are planning on watching movies only then I'd get a 16:9 screen other wise get a 4:3 and mask the area off.

    I don't notice a lot of light spill when in 16:9 mode!

    The Benq is also 50% the cost ofr a RPTV!

    Brent
     
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    If you are planning on watching movies only then I'd get a 16:9 screen other wise get a 4:3 and mask the area off.

    I don't notice a lot of light spill when in 16:9 mode!

    The Benq is also 50% the cost ofr a RPTV!

    Brent
     
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    When in 16:9 mode on the BenQ, is it actually going to project the "black bars" since it is a native 4:3 projector? Would I be better off looking into a native 16:9 for DVDs and the little bit of HDTV I would be watching?
     
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    When in 16:9 mode on the BenQ, is it actually going to project the "black bars" since it is a native 4:3 projector? Would I be better off looking into a native 16:9 for DVDs and the little bit of HDTV I would be watching?
     

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