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I am needing your help making a decision between the two. They will roughly cost me the same (about a 1000), but I will be making my decision around Father's Day... and can't decide which is best.

Which would be the best for resolution? Passive 1080p or Active 720p? I'd like to think the 1080p, but you lose resolution because of the filter... exactly how much I feel is debateable.

The dream would be a 1080p 120hz dvi-input projector... however, it doesn't exist and I am forced to lived with 720p or 1080p that is crippled by hdmi 1.4 only compatibility... which does not allow for 120hz at 1080p... only at 720p.

So I figure... 720p 3d active projector (around 500) + Projector Screen (around 200)+ Active shutter glasses (200+) is right around the ballpark of a grand... but so is a 1080p 55" Passive display (1000)


I prefer passive glasses and have like 10 of them at home for my passive 24" monitor that runs tridef. But... I am very tempted by the higher resolutions of active. What to do...


(edited)NOTE: I will be using this primarily as a home theater and gaming once in a while. I will most likely be selling my passive monitor once I make my decision and save up for some Dell eIPS monitors for surround.
Edited by Arock5504 - 6/7/13 at 9:29am
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Are you planning on building/painting a DIY screen? It's not likely that you'll find a good one for $200. If you get the projector, will it be going in a room that's completely light controlled? If you have windows or if you like to watch TV with the lights on that pretty much rules out the projector.

I have a 55" passive 3D 1080p TV and for what it's worth, from about 12ft away the resolution loss is hardly noticeable. On a projector depending on the screen size the difference between 720p and 1080p can be pretty big.
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Are you planning on building/painting a DIY screen? It's not likely that you'll find a good one for $200. If you get the projector, will it be going in a room that's completely light controlled? If you have windows or if you like to watch TV with the lights on that pretty much rules out the projector.

I have a 55" passive 3D 1080p TV and for what it's worth, from about 12ft away the resolution loss is hardly noticeable. On a projector depending on the screen size the difference between 720p and 1080p can be pretty big.

Thanks for your thoughts. I ended up getting a projector. I got a 100" favi projector screen, and it looks great. Im not a visual buff, nor am I skilled in diy projects and painting, I know there is fabric that can be used also, but chances are I will ruin so much material before I am happy with it. Favi has gotten great reviews for a low cost screen.

My whole setup is downstairs in the basement, so lighting isn't an issue. Also the Acer H5370bd that I got, it's only 400 bucks on newegg right now, is 2000+ lumens and looks great even with a little light in the room.

Definitly in my scenario as a starter, it's great. As I get more picky with image quality... then I might upgrade down the road. But for now... a 100" screen that is capable of 120hz/3D with a decent image is all I need.
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