Should I buy a HDTV or projecter. Big Purchase need help

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  1. JoelM

    JoelM Stunt Coordinator

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    Well I'm now torn between getting a 65" HDTV or a projector with a 100" screen. I have 5k to spend and I'm leaning more toward projection. Here's the thing...I am using this viewing device for DVD's only. It will be in a home theater room that is 30X20. Can a projector look as good as a HDTV. I've never seen one in action. Demos of projectors are a little bit more rare then going to your local Best Buy to see that Tosh65. My main concern is picture quality and if a 65 yields a better picture then I will go with that. The room is completely dark no windows if that helps.
     
  2. Mark Larson

    Mark Larson Supporting Actor

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    MY friend, projectors almost always look better than a 'TV'! Seriously, these (CRT) projectors were made to industrial spec, and looks don't matter there. Just the picture quality does.
    Any 7" CRT PJ will give you HDTV, with 8 inchers stretching to 1080p even.
    Just check out someone's well set up CRT PJ, and tell me if you aren't blown away - i'll personally point you to the nearest Best Buy! [​IMG]
    I also used to be wowed by big TV's, but in the end, that's what they are: TV's. Furniture.
    If you have a 5k budget, i'm sure you can do everything within 4 000 and have the rest for the best quality DVD's. [​IMG]
    Do you need recommendations for PJ's etc?
     
  3. JoelM

    JoelM Stunt Coordinator

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    Well, I just love that response and it was exactly what I was looking for. I'm going to make the projector jump and would like to know which projector I can get along with the screen for around 5k I would like a pretty big 16:9 screen around 100". You guys on this forum are great. I've learned far more then I ever could picking up consumer reports or researching this at the library. Thank god for the Internet.
     
  4. Larry Seno Jr.

    Larry Seno Jr. Supporting Actor

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    Check out www.avsforum.com they are the projector experts. They will point you towards a used barco or perhaps a new sharp. Depends on if you are looking for a CRT or an LCD. There are advantages and disadvantages to both.
     

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