Projector for all TV uses?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Lester's Cloud, Apr 8, 2002.

  1. Lester's Cloud

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    Hi,

    New to projectors etc, but learning from here!

    I am very interested in getting a pj, however if I get one the TV would need to be sold to help pay for it!

    I am curious, would you advise using a pj for all TV uses, everyday viewing, video, etc? Including daytime viewing with out shutting the curtains.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks,

    Lester's Cloud
     
  2. sanjay

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    If you have the cash then Sony VPL-11HT is a very good unit.
    It will work well in most light conditions and quality output is
    excellent.
     
  3. General Skanky

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    A lot of people here wouldn't recommend it. However, I did just that and now only use my pj for TV viewing and love it. You can see what I mean in my photos in my links.

    If you are new to projectors, there are a lot of things to check out.
    CRT vrs LCD vrs DLP! is the big one. Depending on who you speak to you'll get different opinions.
    I learnt a huge amount at an event held last year at Stereo Stereo. I knew what I could aim for, afford and what I could live with.

    My best advice is get a demo!!!

    To give you a rough guideline, my pj uses about 90 hours a month on the lamp, set to eco mode. That would give me approx. 4 years of use with the lamp (if it went all the way to 5000 hours). At £150 or so to replace, for me that's excellent value.

    Remember, if you have Sky as a TV source, then you'd need at least a S Video output to get a decent picture. I convert my RGB out to S Video and it's quite good. The bigger the pic = easier to see flaws on low quality source. That means things like videos too, which I no longer really use.

    Demo, Demo Demo!
     
  4. trooper1212

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    I use my PJ as my only tv and it's fine, as long as you keep the curtains closed. If you can live with that then it isn't a problem.

    T.
     

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