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projectors, are they worth buying if u already own a rptv ?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by jjcool, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. jjcool

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    hi there,

    i have a 50" rptv at the moment,

    however, im tempted on buying a projector,

    however, do u think im just waisting money already haveing a 50"rptv and buying a projector?

    only thing that really puts me off a projector is the lamp cost and the prices of the screens??

    anyone looked back since buying a projector?
    are they really worth the dosh over a rear projection tv?
     
  2. mickey

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    hi, IMHO there is no comparison between the two.I came from a 44" rptv which I considered normal tv viewing size and would of still had it now as welll as my projector but space wouldnt allow it, the impact of a 7ft screen is stunning and I refuse to watch a movie on my new sony 32" tv now :boring: .So my advice, if you watch movies mainly at night or can control the light pretty much ditch the rptv you wont regret it. :smashin: "unless you have the room for both then i,d have both" :clap:
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    Much the same here. About to have a 7' screen installed as an upgrade from our 32" TV.

    No comparison between rear projection / large plasma and a good quality projector. The projector has way more impact - the screen is soooooo big. :thumbsup:
     
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    ideal solution is a smaller LCD TV 26">32" and a PJ and 7-8 foot screen, use LCD for day to day veiwing and for family, PJ at night or when watching a movie.
     
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    I made the jump from a 32" CRT to a 42" RP, and couldnt go back now, infact within the next week or so my "alternate" room will be completed, therefore enabling me to move all my kit in there, leaving the 42" in the lounge and having a PJ with a 7ft screen installed.
     
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    I have had my pj since December last year and have not looked back at all, it is definitely the way to go imo. If you have the room then your rptv and a pj would be fine, alternatively you could sell your rptv and go with a lcd like hornydragon has stated.
    I do have a lcd tv for 'normal' tv, then in another room i have my pj for movies and gaming, it really is awesome having a large screen in your home.
     
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    thanks guys for the advice,

    well my main room is too small to have my rptv and a projector,
    so i would have to move the rptv to the bedroom i guess,

    im happy with the rptv as its a 50" but would love a 100" maybe im just being too greedy and never happy with what ive got as my brother would put it.

    what would u say the size of this screen is in this pic, as its probly the size i would want, just wondering if you would need a massive room for that size, as my room is not big.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. hornydragon

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    8ft, perhaps bigger. To fill an 8ft screen with a good image you need a goood PJ 12S3 or perhaps an ivision, 7205.
     
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    ur sure its looks 8ft? looks kind of bigger to me?

    im sure someone on here knows,

    also what should i look out for when buying a projector, if i want a picture like that shown in picture?
     
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    heres the picture again, if anyone knows the size?
     

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    doesnt look 8ft to me looks smaller going off the size of the remote /projector /table.
     
  12. hornydragon

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    8ft is the biggest domestic screen i would reconmend unelss spending £50k+ on a system!
     
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    well what would the screen size be if it was a 8ft screen?

    also in that pic, the screen looks massive, and looking at the picture it looks like its comming from that normal small silver projector on table.
     

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