Question Has anyone given up there projector and regrets it

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by toddy28, Jul 21, 2017.


    1. toddy28

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      I have had a projector for the last 15 years different models on a 92" screen when we brought our new house last year I sold everything thinking a 65" 4k tv would do the job

      I was so wrong , it's not the same , movies are not the same

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      I have a lovely wife friendly setup now but need the big screen again

      Need someone to tell me to go for it [emoji6]

      Thinking 120 in ceiling screen and the 4k optoma uhd60
       
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      Go for it, although I'd wait to see the UHD65, you might need to move the dyson for optimum viewing :) and some darker walls might be a good plan.
       
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      Hi, So glad I read your post. I just had to take my projector and screen down to have my ceiling skimmed. Was thinking about just getting a new 65in tv instead, got a 51in plasma. My screen is 120in . Will get it put back up as soon as I can so I don't forget how good watching movies on a big screen is. Sorry not much help for you but you helped me, Thanks Jo
       
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      Go for it, seriously I'd give up my car before I gave up my projector . Andy
       
    5. toddy28

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      Just got in from work so didn't bother about moving the dyson , it's a new build so no painting for another 6 months [emoji53]

      I had pure motion on my hd33 , it's strange it's not on the 60 as standard
       
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      It seems ok for a while , I do love my new setup , then I watched Spider-Man at the cinema and released how much I miss the big screen and how epic it makes movies feel
       
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      I had a sharp vision projecting onto only a 76 inch screen, when it died, I went to a 60 inch plasma, after 3 years I have just gone back to an epson 5300 projecting onto a 92 inch screen. It's hard to explain but there is something a TV picture lacks, it's just not filmic.
      The 5300 is just a stop gap, until 4K is cheaper, but we as a family are blown away by it.
       
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      Cool, do it. I'm sure my pj bulb is on its way out. Don't get in the same with wee kids and was just thinking of a sitting room upgrade instead of fixing up cinema room. Advice is duly taken ta
       
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      What 4K panel you got there?
       
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      if a really good flat panel tv existed at 100" that wasn't stupid money then MAYBE the projector goes but even then I would still probably have a PJ

      I have a decent 65" TV and a 104" drop down screen with an Epson 9300

      the TV is good/nice but the PJ image is just so much more special

      if you are asking the question you know the answer ;)

      haven't seen the optima's yet but they seem very attractive but in your room an Epson 7300 might be worth a demo as well

      I thought the dyson and the dog were for sound tuning in the room .... good choice of movie by the way
       
    11. toddy28

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      It's a Samsung ks9000 65" , it's nice and the smart tv platform is the best bit every thing is there on demand netflix amazon now tv , a bit like swapping apps on the iPhone
       
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      I was looking at 104 , I think I will keep an eye out for the screen first

      I would really like another grandview screen but in ceiling this time , I should of got the optoma uhd60 from scan when it was £2100
       
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      Maybe you should shorten viewing distance to get a more immersive effect? With a 65" you should be sitting at no more than 7 feet away
       
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      Part of the difference, not just size, is that an emmissive image (TV) versus a reflective image (pj screen) is quite different...the reflective screen being more filmic.

      Much the same way a movie at 24p v 60p is quite different. 60p is better on paper but some people just love the 24p. Not because it's actually better, but because it's more 'filmic'
       
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      Well I've got a grandview screen coming to replace the one I sold , it's an 8 footer now and I'm going for the optoma uhd60 4k projector

      Whoop whoop
       
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      Yep I gave up my screen and lived with 55" smart tv for two years and I missed my projector with every movie I watched, its just not the same.

      Now I have a 120" widescreen and loving it!
       
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      Ooooh....4k projection goodness coming your way!
      What source will you use for 4k...blu ray, Netflix,?
       
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      Netflix , amazon , sky q
       
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      I've had a projector for the last 15 years. Since I moved left the grand view screw behind as it was one built into the ceiling. Been 8 months now and I am ordering a new grand view and setting up the projector and ordering speakers too. TV just doesn't cut it .
       
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      Freaky it's been 8 months for me as well and I would say I've had projectors for about the same time , are you me ? Am I you ? And I let my grandview go as well
       
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      Clearly a glitch in this version of the matrix
       
    22. bandyka

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      I have tried several TV's, smaller to largest and always went back to a projector, there is no substitute IMO,for immersion, 3D, and sheer cinematic feel nothing beats it.
       
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      When my daughter was born due to space and safety restraints I took down my 92" Grandview screen and put my projector in the loft. I thought an Avegant Glyph and a 55" Hisense would provide enough of an alternative.
      It didn't, this past summer I made myself a new Black widow painted foamex screen and rescued the projector from the loft. I lasted about a year.
       
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      I could only hold it for about a week, you are a tough one :)
       
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      Projectors are a PITA to set up and get the room right with blacking everything out. Plus you have to replace the bulbs every once in a while. But when you get it right, there’s no going back, it’s easier on the eyes and has a more natural feel. Bit like vinyl vs CD. Convenience over more natural.
      We’ve had no TV for over a decade now and would not go back. If we’re sitting down for a viewing it’s exactly that rather than background noise.
       
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      I was going to replace my aging Sony PJ with a new JVC 4K pixel shifting model, but decided that I'd try a new larger TV [65" replacing a 46"] 4K Panasonic first.

      My PJ screen comes down behind the TV, so I could still get the JVC at a later date.
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      I reason that since I haven't been using the PJ as much as I used to, plus any PJ I use is not going to have the same light output of a TV, especially a 4K HDR model, I might as well get the larger TV.
      At least as the first upgrade.

      The other factor was, since I run everything into my HT amp [which doesn't have 4K pass through] I'd also have to replace that eventually so I could run two 4K outputs, one to TV one to PJ, which makes the upgrade all that more expensive [That's presuming that any replacement HT amp does output 4K signals from both HDMI outputs...I somehow doubt any do ATM]
       
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      I am doing pretty much the same now, just got an OLED and the PQ is mesmerizing BUT it's tiny so at the same time I am upgrading the PJ screen to a pull down 135" and will watch premiere stuff on the PJ and for games and regular watching OLED it is.
       
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      Panasonic 65" OLED
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      JVC Z1 130" ish Laser
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      Is that the JVC Z1?
       
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      A BIG PJ. it's like going back to old CRT PJ's in size, have a look at the size of the Z1's lens in comparison to the remote.
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