Front or Rear Projection?

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  1. JasonBisk

    JasonBisk Auditioning

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    I am looking to purchace either a rear or front prjection display. Here's a list of the components that I will be using:
    -Panasonic RP91 DVD Player (Prog Scan)
    -VCR
    -DirecTV (Cheap RCA receiver with S-Vid out)
    -Nintendo GAMECUBE (Prog Scan)
    -PC running at at least 1024x768 (VGA Connection)
    I was looking at getting the new Samsung DLP Projection TV (HLM507W), but then I was thinking for the price of the TV, is it possible to get a front projector? The TV is on for about 4 hours a day, I just leave it on while doing stuff in my room. I have a basement appartment, so it is VERY dark down there. Can someone give some advice on both the front and rear projection paths.

    Thanks,
    Jason

    Edit: The topic should say Rear, not Read. [​IMG]
     
  2. JasonBisk

    JasonBisk Auditioning

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    Come one...someone must have some advice!
     
  3. Rick Guynn

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    Well, alot has been said on the recent releases of 'affordable' projectors. You should do a little bit of searching both here and at AVSforums.

    Having said that,The new Infocus X1 should fit your needs and is really cheap (for a PJ). On top of the already cheap price, Infocus just started offering a $100 rebate on them as well.

    RG
     
  4. Neil Joseph

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    For movie watching I would recommend the FPTV but for casual Tv watching I would recommend the RPTV. Beware when using a CRT device for gaming for "burn-in". Try a search on burn in for more info on that issue.
     
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    By all means go Front projection if you have a darkened room and have source material (DVD, HD) that would look good on a big screen. Cable, and DSS don't look so hot blown up 100" wide so it's not such a must-have if most of your viewing is "TV" IMO.

    BUT if you *do* plan on watching several movies a week on your system...NOTHING compares with the effect of a big screen and a projector...

    -dave
     
  6. JasonGarrett

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    I got a projector instead of a RPTV, with no regrets. Television isn't horrible, and movies make me giggle like a little girl. A projection system frees up a lot of floor space, too.
     

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