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... or you can just buy the real thing. I play Xbox 360 on a 120" screen and I don't see this pixelation that you guys talk about.... I sit at the standard distance for such a screen (about 12~15')

Normally you shouldn't see the pixels if your seating position is good. Our PJ is HD, and I plugged in my laptop for 1280x720 desktop goodness.

The bulbs are expensive... but you can get about 2000H+ (I've heard as much as 3500H). Unless you play 12H a day, 365 days a year (in which case a small screen is the least of your problems), buying a real PJ a great long term investment.
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what kind of proector you have jimy2shoe? im thinking about going with a mitsubishi HD1000 DLP projector, an Optoma HD70 Projector , or a $1000 32" lcd widescreen hdtv capable of 1080i .... mainly for xbox360 and direcTV .... maybe for PC gaming but i doubt that. what do u guys think?
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... or you can just buy the real thing. I play Xbox 360 on a 120" screen and I don't see this pixelation that you guys talk about.... I sit at the standard distance for such a screen (about 12~15')

Normally you shouldn't see the pixels if your seating position is good. Our PJ is HD, and I plugged in my laptop for 1280x720 desktop goodness.

The bulbs are expensive... but you can get about 2000H+ (I've heard as much as 3500H). Unless you play 12H a day, 365 days a year (in which case a small screen is the least of your problems), buying a real PJ a great long term investment.
If you dont see the pixels, your used too it. Many of my friends cannot see the pixels in a Xbox (old gen), but i can see them clearly. Also, i can never see in the distance on consoles (not hd) because the resolution is too low and im used to 1024X768 and above, T.V.'s are only 360X240 i think, many of my friends do not notice that. I still whoop them even though i cant see em =D.
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post #15 of 18
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There are all sorts of plans for building your own projector using a discarded LCD and a cheap ($50) overhead projector. Theoretically if you were careful (and a little crazy) you could have a 100" screen with 1920x1200 resolution for just a little more than the cost of the LCD. Forget paying the insane prices Sony will charge you for a unit with nowhere near the capability. As a bonus, it would accept all inputs the monitor itself would!

edit: aaaaand you wouldn't have to pay $500 for a new bulb... (overheads are cheap)
I was just going to suggest the same thing. The trick with using an overhead is to put some space between the lcd screen and the lamp on the overhead and you'll need some fans to move air between the screen and the lamp to prevent heat damage.
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I was just going to suggest the same thing. The trick with using an overhead is to put some space between the lcd screen and the lamp on the overhead and you'll need some fans to move air between the screen and the lamp to prevent heat damage.
Remember with an LCD and over head, you are not going to get better than 1024 x 768 resoultion.
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Its not that bad. I mean at least your framerates will pwn at 1024x768!
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post #18 of 18
I thought about going with a projector before I got my TV but the resolution was the biggest issue for me and picture quality. I ended up getting my current TV because of its amazing picture quality and 1920x1080 resolution. Also the washout on projectors in anything but total darkness is a pain.
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