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Got projector, bought plasma...

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by StooMonster, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. StooMonster

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    ...no longer use projector?

    That's my mate (who will remain nameless ;)) who since joining us plasma crew has rarely, if at all, turned on his giant Sony CRT even to watch movies.

    If this a trend?

    When one buys a plasma, but already owns a projector, does it result in a reduction of projector viewing?

    StooMonster

    DISCLAIMER: not a dig or a jib, or personal attack of any sort, just interesting thought about PJ vs plasmas.
     
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    Reduction certainly. I borrowed a plasma for a couple of months, and turned on my projector only 3 or 4 times, but use it every day without plasma
     
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    Completely the opposite. Replaced my giant Sony crt with a plasma and regretted it ever since......Now going to have to get another projector as well as the plasma.....doh!

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    Why the regret Gordon?

    Size ?
    Picture Quality?
    Both?
     
  5. StooMonster

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    Gordon, is it because the infamous Key Digital Pio card is still not available for your plasma? :clown:

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    Size isn't everything, but it's quite a lot when it comes to a good movie. I found the plasma better for the news, and Tom & Jerry a bit overpowering at 8 ft across, hence more plasma watching than PJ, but PQ is another factor, many projectors can outperform plasmas in most respects. They're just not so convenient.
     
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    The lack of the Key Dig card is one reason but it looks pretty good with the Lumagen ;)

    When I went to the plasma I had been used to a well set up 9" CRT graphics projector on a 5ft wide screen, in a room decorated to make the PJ look good. I sat about 1.2 times screen width from this. The image was large and fabulous. I then went to a 43" diagonal plasma...sitting at same distance. It just looked washed out and insipid. It's great during the day but t night in my dark room watching dark programming....it's not remotely close to the same experiance. It's like going back to watching TV instead of cinema.

    So I will replace the MXE with something else and probably start using one of my Virtuoso's for films and nightime TV/games playing.

    Please do not think I am saying plasma's are crap as they are not. It's just that they are not as good as 9" crt's in my situation.

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    Gordon,

    I thought you had a sofa where the projector used to be....:clap:

    Home Cinema wins the day?:devil:

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    I do......but I think I'll put a shelf on the wall and use a DLP this time.

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    Hey that's me :)

    The only reason I haven't used the CRT as much since getting the Plasma is only because I wanted to calibrate the CRT from scratch and reset and the convergence and setting back to factory.
    Basically I haven't had the time to spend the best part of a day getting the CRT back up to scratch.

    The plasma is great for every day viewing but to be honest there is nothing that I have seen that beats my Sony 1292 9" CRT for viewing, especially DVD's.

    Some think a 50' Plasma looks big but then you pull down the projector screen which is just shy of being four times as large... running at 960p or even 1080p... ahhh happy days.

    Mental reminder - sort of CRT projector :D :D

    I even recently invested in a Sony G70 as a back-up for when the Sony 1292 is laid to rest :smoke:

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