Watch regular TV (cable/DSS) thru projector? (use PJ for "everything")

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  1. MichaelDDD

    MichaelDDD Supporting Actor

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    Contemplating a new "monitor."

    Prices on PJs have come down a lot in the past couple of years. For the price of a good RPTV, I can enter the PJ world.

    But, more than 50% of my "viewing" is TV. Discovery channel, History channel, etc.

    I've never seen TV thru a PJ before; I assume it would look just fine though.

    Does anyone use their PJ for "everything?" I.E. movies AND regular TV?

    Is this a bad idea? I.E. due to bulb life and bulbs being several hundred dollars.

    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
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    I use my X1 for everything. The built-in faloujda deinterlacer works great for TV (regular cable connected through my VCR's tuner). Obviously, it's not as bright as a regular CRT TV - and if the picture looks bad on a regular TV (bad lighting, etc.) it will look worse on the large projected image.
    So it really depends how fussy you are.
    I find the picture perfectly acceptable and love watching TV in theatre-size.
    As for cost, the X1's bulb is around 20 cents an hour to replace.
    Cheers,
    Grant
     
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    If you're looking to use the pj for everything, then some of the current crop have bulb lives of 5000 hours. This would be a real advantage for you. The Panasonic L200, L300 are two such projectors.
     
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    Thanks, Grant & Neil. [​IMG] I'm considering a number of different video options right now...size of my viewing room will most probably dictate the final decision.

    Being that I haven't moved yet, I'm in the "info gathering" stage right now.

    I appreciate the input.
     

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