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TO projector or not projector

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by ajbird, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. ajbird

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    Right after having great fun with my current 42'' plasma screen the wife is stealing this in the divorce! grr sooo the question is do i get a new one or do i go for a new drop down screen and a projector... discuss

    thanks


    andy
     
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    Would your wife have the plasma if it wasn't for you - I doubt it, so don't let her.
     
  3. ajbird

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    lol i am keeping the amp and my beautifful set of M&K speakers which are being cancelled out against the plasma! so i am happy
     
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    What are you intending to view on it? i.e just movies or tv as well
     
  5. ajbird

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    mainly movies but a bit of tv as well
     
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    Give her the plasma but pull out all the terminal cards!!!

    A general rule of thumb is projector for big screen movies, plasma for big screen television. I wouldn't wanna have to pull out the projector just to watch a bit of news but i've got a 24" widescreen telly sat in the corner for that (of course a plasma in addition to projector would be even better!)
     
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    I have a 22" LCD on the wall for Eastenders etc. and the projector fires an 8' wide image above that, which is nice.

    I personally felt that a 42" screen would dominate my room too much but not give the required effect when I wanted a cinema.
     
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    If its mainly for movies then i would get a pj, i only use mine for movies and gaming and of course for the football this euro championship.

    For the very little TV that we watch we also have a 22inch lcd tv.
     
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    Man that sucks. It must have got nasty for her to take your screen. Never mind. Personally I dont think they are a replacement for a TV.

    Cant you offer her some cash for it ? Its no use to her is it........
     
  10. rogeralpine

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    .....exactly, but that's not the point is it, especially during a divorce? :devil:

    Just tell her she's welcome to it cos' you're getting an 80 incher to replace it!! :D

    On a serious note, I'd opt for a PJ if it's mainly for films. You'll still need a TV though - IMHO!
     
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    Tricky one bruvs, I have a Panny PWD6 and a second hand Panny PT-AE100 bought off these very forums.. I have routed a freeview box to the PJ which is in a second system and the results are good as long as you don't mind a darkened room whilst watching TV in the daytime. All the best.

    DEAN
     
  12. ajbird

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    hmm ok think i have a plan coming together - very interesting what you all say about not for tv use! too much hassel? the hard bit is trying to pick a house that has a suitably shaped room. none of the little 3 bedroomed detached houses i have looked at so far would even hold a plamsa comfortably never mind my monster speaker collection. this is going to be tricky - i like the idea of a small lcd screen for tv and have the screen drop down in front of it. hmmm

    thanks chaps

    oh and i dont really mind her getting the plasma - she watches loads of footie (which i am in no way bothered about) and i am more concerned about my sub / amp and speakers which will not date the way the plasma will.
     
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    ...so, spill the beans, what is the reason for the divorce again!! :laugh: ;)

    Sounds like you'll be hard pushed to find another women with those traits again!! :D

    If I wasn't already happily married, I could be interested myself!! :devil:

    /I'm sure you have a good reason btw/
     
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    hah m8 you are too young - she only runs off with 45+ blokes
     
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    Mmmm..... Mrs Ritz is asking whether I'd like a new projector...... must be doing something right :cool: .


    .... a very good rule...... I never watch movies on the telly, and never watch telly (other than occasional football) using the projector.


    Sean G.
     

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