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    1. brokentechie

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      Hi all,

      Long time lurker, first time poster.

      I'm shortly due to be moving house and the living room space is limited - approx 10 feet square.

      Currently have a large AV setup (as in stand, receiver etc is physically large and takes up a lot of space) so I'm considering ditching the TV and getting a projector instead.

      I'm worried about replacement bulb cost, and using a PJ as the main TV.

      I'd plan on using the chimney breast as the basis for the screen and the rest of the AV kit being stashed under the stairs and wired through to living room.

      The space saving aspect appeals to me however I'm unsure about the idea due to bulb cost and the living room being on the south face of the house so bright.

      Is it feasible to do this on a budget (buying will just about kill us financially for 3 years) or is it folly?

      Many thanks

      BT
       
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      Post #2 by mb3195, Feb 21, 2018 (1 points)
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      Sounds like a TV is a better option for you to be honest.

      Projectors IMHO aren’t a good replacement for a tv for general day to day watching (especially if you go for a bulb based projector).

      They have too many restrictions (room brightness, don’t like being turned on and turned off for short intervals, no one can stand in the way of the light beam, etc).

      Get yourself a slim TV, but stash your av equipment away as originally planned. Much more practical in your instance.
       
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      Does depend on usage to some extent

      What do you watch?

      Do you watch much in the daytime ?

      It is not impossible but most of us tend to run a tv and a projector
       
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      MozF4vies, dramas, gaming, kind of general use really.

      I'm wary of placing a tv on the chimney because eventually I would like to fit a wood burner into the fireplace once the old back boiler is ripped out.

      Sky Q HD package and fire tv, blu ray.

      Thanks
       
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      My sister has a tv above her log burner with no issues, she just installed a solid oak shelf below it to protect it from any heat build up. I’ve also got a fire underneath my tv with no issues.
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      Nice setup!

      Thanks all. TV it is [emoji4][emoji4]
       
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      You should see my cinema room ;-)
       
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      As someone who has a projector. If it was main living room i would suggest a large 65 inch tv. Nowadays it's a lot more practical and you can get hdr and 4k at a great price. Biggest thing for me is that I love a projected imagine but black levels on a projector can be a struggle something that a nice oled with hdr would easily show the detail.
       
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      Simply get a laser PJ new ones just being released at reasonable prices, with laser there is no need to worry about bulbs ever. I use my PJ every just like a TV and have been for many years now tried going back to TV but I just cannot, I have a dual PJ/OLED setup but I hardly ever use the OLED. Immersion is easily the go to factor due to sheer size especially with 4K. Although I don't have problems with black levels due to the JVC X9500.
       
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      About 4 or 5 years ago, I replaced my main TV (Sony2000A I think) with an Optma projector and have never regretted it. The screen is located in a 1.5 deep niche and as a result it works great in daylite. I'm working on my second bulb, the TV is on usually 6PM to maybe 3 am virturally every day so I's have to say the bulb life has been impressive! When I first got it I bought a new bulb and used that I think until last year and now I'm back on the original bulb. The other one sill works, ts just a little dim!
       
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      I've been using a projector as my TV for the past 3 years and it's great.
      I dont watch much daytime TV, my living room is quite dark anyway and have black out curtains that I will draw if I am watching stuff in the day. I suppose that takes a bit of getting used to, but totally worth it for the screen size (100"). I'd possibly swap for a 75" TV, but not until costs come down.
       

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