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Hello everyone,

I've been using a hp zr30w with my comp for the past 6 months. The 2560 x 1600 resolution is phenomenal but I am thinking about going for a projector. Although I will miss the higher resolution I think the screen size is worth the trade off.

I am looking at these two projectors
1. Epson 8350
2. BenQ W6000

I have read a lot of positive reviews for the epson. I have not read much on the BenQ but because it is a DLP projector I have heard it might be better for gaming.

Does anyone have any experience with projectors with their pcs? Is input lag an issue? Any feedback is welcome. Thanks.
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I would never recommend a projector for gaming besides consoles or non-competitive gameplay. Projectors suffer from more input lag than 2560 monitors.

You probably won't notice too much of a difference in image quality because you will be forced to sit further away. The colors/contrast will probably be different depending on your current monitor.

Is there a particular reason you want to go to projector?
     
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post #3 of 40
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The idea of having a > 100 inch screen is very appealing. Also, being able to hook everything up to my receiver and speakers is also a plus. However, I play a lot of fps so input lag would be an issue if it was significant.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mlb426 View Post

Hello everyone,
I've been using a hp zr30w with my comp for the past 6 months. The 2560 x 1600 resolution is phenomenal but I am thinking about going for a projector. Although I will miss the higher resolution I think the screen size is worth the trade off.
I am looking at these two projectors

1. Epson 8350
2. BenQ W6000
I have read a lot of positive reviews for the epson. I have not read much on the BenQ but because it is a DLP projector I have heard it might be better for gaming.
Does anyone have any experience with projectors with their pcs? Is input lag an issue? Any feedback is welcome. Thanks.

No need to lower the resolution when you go with a projector.... Go with one of these.... its even 3d ready!

No but seriously here is some info on input lag with the projectors you were thinking about-

Epson 8350

BenQ W6000
Edited by gotasavage2 - 1/30/12 at 8:49pm
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post #5 of 40
Yeah, those are pretty laggy. I'd say stick with the monitor :/
     
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post #6 of 40
I'd have first hand experience with Optoma GT720. GREAT projector for movies and 3D movies and gaming if you just want to chill out, play some PS3 with some friends, or just watch a movie in 3D using nvidia surround smile.gif
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post #7 of 40
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Thanks for the help guys. Savage those links are great. Looks like the benq only has 10ms of lag. There is no way I'll be able to perceive that. The epson has 18ms which is also probably not perceptible?
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Im going to be getting the 8350 very soon so i will let you know how it does biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 40
I use a projector where I work and have got to say they have the most input lav I've ever seen on a display.
The ones I use have atleast 1 second input lag.

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post #10 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheJesus View Post

Yeah, those are pretty laggy. I'd say stick with the monitor :/

Please don't reply if you don't know what you're on about, 10ms/18ms of input lag is better than most HDTV sets and is actually a very good figure. It'll be absolutely fine for FPS gaming.

I wish there was a negative rep button for people who say something that's completely wrong. Will stop people spreading false information.
Edited by Cyph3r - 2/3/12 at 9:23am
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