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Complete Noob Question

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Bob Todd, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. Bob Todd

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    I currently have a nice fat arsed Philips 9616 TV (built in DD5.1)

    Please tell me the plus's and minus's of getting a projector over a normal TV.
     
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    If you can get a demo of a Panny 300 then all of your questions will be answered. If you live near Nottingham then you can have a demo of my Panny if you can travel. If not take it from me you will never regret getting a projector.
     
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    in that you will not regret buying a PJ.

    To be honest, you see film as its meant to be seen.

    My Panny 300 delivers a very lucid image that begs to be watched. Sometimes, I really is hard to believe that a home cinema picture can actually be that good.
    Its the silly things that you notice....i.e should someone smoke a cigarette in a movie, the smoke seems to drift into the room.....(Refer to Dennis Hoppers death scene in True Romance).

    Also, being a film maker myself, you notice things that the director intended you to see, pans, pulls, defocus, soft focus, in and out zoom etc.

    I hung around these boards for three months deliberating my purchase and I am sooo glad I went for the Pj in the end as to be honest, without dirsrespecting a good TV, it simply cannot compare.

    regards,

    Cap:smashin:
     
  4. Bob Todd

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    do any of you guys rate the Philips bSure XG2 Brilliance?

    is it better then the panny 300
     
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    Never heard of it and thats not a good sign for starters!
     
  6. Bob Todd

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    hmm it blows your little panny away for spec:p
     
  7. Bob Todd

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    seriously can a projector make my TV redundant?

    I have a PS2,Xbox,Marantz4300 Reciever,NTL Digital, and an Xcard in my PC
     
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    Take a look at Calibos' thread about his home cinema room - that's the pluses.


    The projector you asked about has 2200 lumens, 300:1 contrast ratio and 4:3 LCD panel - not designed for home cinema, imo.


    There are members who use projectors as TV replacements, but I believe it makes more sense to use them dedicated as a big screen for movies, footie, gaming or whatever. Most would recommend good light control (preferrably blackout) for best picture quality - ambient light is not your friend with front projection.


    Sean G.
     

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