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post #11 of 18
I cant make your decision for you but my info

1. is in 2014 plasma is dead frown.gif Panasonic are stopping making models, so are Samsung and even LG, read this on AVSforums from people who went to CES and spoke to companies. There were also zero plasmas on display.

2. My projector (pre bulb needing replacing after 3 years, haven’t got round to it yet) is amazing. I have a DLP model with a fast colour wheel @ 1080p. The image is 85hz also.

You do not get the same eye strain using a projector for two reasons, one is all light is lower and reflected i.e not a bulb shining through a matrix into your eyes and the other is that at least with DLP there is very little/no motion blur.. so yes thats 85fps with no lcd blur which is extremely easy on the eye you probably cant find a tv on earth thats as quick.. coupled with the natural colours that a LCD can only dream of and the scale of the image ..

So, my experience is LCD is easier. Projection is much harder but a lot better if done right. there is a dream like see through a window clarity to good projectors
Edited by Pip Boy - 2/17/14 at 6:08am
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by phill1978 View Post

...

Thanks, +rep.

So I am leaning heavily towards the projector.
My house is very old(1875) and I prefer not to modify the walls too heavily for a wall mount.
This is another perk for the projector, the screen is much easier to mount.

My main concern is the room is fairly bright.
It has white walls, a large double window, and smaller window higher up on one of the walls.
Of course there are blinds, but I may need to get some that are darker, or some curtains or something.

I would be using a AVR to the projector so just one signal cable.

So..what are some bright projectors for around $1,000.00?
What do most people do for the cables running to the projector(HDMI and power?)
Route them through the ceiling or what?
Are projectors good for occasional console gaming?

I would hopefully be mounting the projector on the ceiling.

I will get back to you guys with some more detailed room specs.
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post #13 of 18
Im here to show you this:

http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-W1070-1080P-Theater-Projector/dp/B00A2T6X0K/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1393385543&sr=8-3&keywords=1080p+projectors

Its what I bought for Christmas, and cannot recommend it more. Pure joy every time I turn it on.

Only I got it for 799. But its worth the asking price anyway.

Also, check out Slickdeals.net, they always have good deals on TV's if youre going that route.

Good luck friend.
 
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post #14 of 18
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Would the SH910's 100% increase in Lumens be worth the extra $600.00 for more "user friendly" view-ability in a lighter environment?
It has a better contrast ratio, but does not seem to support 3d.

I guess I have some research to do.
I intend to order most everything over the next couple of days.
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post #15 of 18
I have the BenQ W5000 (since replaced by the 6000) the bulbs are relatively cheap at only $150 normally and my bulb latest over 3 years with fairly high usage.

you do need some form of light control i.e dont let the windows shine directly onto the screen. And if possible a masked screen with black borders.

the definitive review site

http://www.projectorreviews.com/

if you control your room well enough you can get by with eco modes and i would advise if your able to do so and are satisfied with the brightness to mix up eco and normal when you can just to lengthen bulb life. other than that there isnt too much too it, get a PJ with good flexibility on image adjustment. IF possible get the PJ firing towards the centre of the screen. You can lift or drop the image using the controls but NEVER compromise by using key stone correction !
Edited by Pip Boy - 2/28/14 at 6:32am
post #16 of 18
Don't buy a projector for a room that has windows. If you're really gonna compare black levels between a plasma and an LCD TV - you clearly haven't thought this through. Just what kind of "blacks" do you think you're gonna from a projector when your room is full of sunlight? C'mon man. You could buy the oldest, cheapest, lowest quality LCD TV there ever was and it will still have better blacks and contrast ratio than a projector in a sunlit room.

As far as your comment about plasmas not being bright - I'm not sure where you got that from. A good plasma is stupid bright, way more bright than any LCD I've ever seen, and their blacks don't turn to grey like an LCD when you turn the brightness way up.
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post #17 of 18
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Don't buy a projector for a room that has windows. If you're really gonna compare black levels between a plasma and an LCD TV - you clearly haven't thought this through. Just what kind of "blacks" do you think you're gonna from a projector when your room is full of sunlight? C'mon man. You could buy the oldest, cheapest, lowest quality LCD TV there ever was and it will still have better blacks and contrast ratio than a projector in a sunlit room.

As far as your comment about plasmas not being bright - I'm not sure where you got that from. A good plasma is stupid bright, way more bright than any LCD I've ever seen, and their blacks don't turn to grey like an LCD when you turn the brightness way up.

I never anything about a plasmas brightness...

I figured that when I wanted to watch TV I could just close the blinds. I obviously wouldn't be watching with the blinds open.

Thanks for the advice phill1978.
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post #18 of 18
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Too update this:

I purchased a 55" Vizio E series(2014 model) for the living room.
I am really impressed with this tv.
The total price I paid for it was $714.00(including tax) from BJ's.

I decided to make a dedicated theater room, and put the BenQ W1070 in there.
It is projecting onto a 100" screen.
Room is fully light controlled, and it is fantastic.

The PQ of this $900 projector is phenomenal. It is also a really compact unit.

Once I finish everything I will post up some pictures of the setup.
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