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Hey folks. How fun is gaming on a 720p projector? I have a 1440p monitor but lately I am welcoming the idea to have a projector on my room, but I am worried about the visual quality.

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1280x720

across


60-120+"

you do the math on pixels per sq in, lol.


It'll look like butt compared to what you're used to. Also, most projectors won't be as quick or smooth as a monitor.
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1280x720

across


60-120+"

you do the math on pixels per sq in, lol.


It'll look like butt compared to what you're used to. Also, most projectors won't be as quick or smooth as a monitor.

 

Hmmm really? Sux than. 

 

Are you familiar with Viewsonic pro8200... It is 1080p but expensive. I wonder about it's gaming capabilities. Would it still be bad in gaming? I thought projectors were as fast as a plasma TV in response time and it seems I am way too wrong.

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Have you looked into 1080p Projectors, I just got one a few months ago and I have to say it is amazing! and Im playing on a 110" image! I've never had a moment of disappointment in quality! I have the Benq W1070 best sub $1000 projector at 1080p!

http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-W1070-1080P-Theater-Projector/dp/B00A2T6X0K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380918861&sr=8-1&keywords=w1070

A great review here:
http://thecreativealternative.com/best-home-theater-projector/
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Have you looked into 1080p Projectors, I just got one a few months ago and I have to say it is amazing! and Im playing on a 110" image! I've never had a moment of disappointment in quality! I have the Benq W1070 best sub $1000 projector at 1080p!

http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-W1070-1080P-Theater-Projector/dp/B00A2T6X0K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380918861&sr=8-1&keywords=w1070

A great review here:
http://thecreativealternative.com/best-home-theater-projector/

 

I will look into it. Thanks buddy. :thumb:

 

I have to ask you though. How far do you have your projector from the screen to have 110 inch image?

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im right now approximately 12ft, I have my Pc Hdmi'd as a Secondary display monitor/screen and my Xbox VGA'd in the projector so I just switch inputs if I want to watch movies from my pc, or just play games on my xbox, no getting up, the remote control it comes with is very nice as well!

I am at work right now, off in 4 hours, I will get some pictures uploaded for you tonight, even some still shots of a movie playing from pc & some GTA V stills on xbox 360!
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Ah thank you so much buddy. :thumb:

 

Also 12 ft is a great distance. Unfortunately the distance for me is 7ft so I guess it will not worth it for the space I am thinking. That being said I might get one to the living room. I got more than enough room there. It should be fun. 

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Viewsonic pro8200 is not expensive! Those things used to be 5000 dollars!

720p on a 32inch tv? Sure. But 720p on a 10 foot screen is a HUGE no.

Go for either the view sonic or optima hd20 or hd33.

Don't skimp out on these or the screen itself. The screen could cost you $150 and is just add important of a factor in image quality as the unit itself.

Go with one of the 3 examples I provided and you will be happy smile.gif

You may be able to find the hd20 for 700 on sale on occasion
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