Ultra Short Throw Advice

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  1. Bighungrybear

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    Hi guys,

    I'm considering upgrading to a projector in my living room. It would be used for TV, Films and Gaming so would be on a good bit and be completely replacing my tv. I was considering the Optoma GT5000 as it's a rental apartment with a viewing distance of about 3.5 metres. A standard throw projector would be a difficult and cumbersome install for somewhere we're probably moving out of in a year or so.

    My questions are: What are people's experiences of UST Projectors? Should I go for it or should I get a big tv instead and wait til I have a dedicated room to start getting into projectors?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Ricky27

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    What screen size do you want?
     
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    Couldnt you just put a shelf up on rear wall and hide cables along skirtings and bring them down behind curtains? I did that in a rental years ago and theres only 4 small holes to sort out when you remove the shelf.
     
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    Either that or buy a pj stand.
     
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    I was thinking I'd go for a 92" screen if I was going for a projector as that would fit nicely between my current speaker setup. Would a UST projector create a decent 92" picture?


    I suppose if I was going for a tv it would have to be a 65". Currently have a 42" Philips with Ambilight. I'd be very reluctant to do without Ambilight but Philips TV's are impossible to get in Ireland right now!
     
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    That was what I was initially thinking. Is it feasible to have a setup like that completely replace a TV?
     
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    Id never replace a tv with a pj alone myself. Even with the brighter models daylight will wreak havoc with the image and i like the wow factor of using the pj just for a few movies a week.
    Up to you of course but we use a tv for regular viewing and the odd movie during the week.
    Projectors really are suited best to a dark room, be that a ideal bat cave or at night with all the lights off
     
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    I suppose that's the crux of the issue right there then. Whatever I get would have to completely replace the TV. I was looking at a possible Ambient Light Rejecting Screen but even that probably wouldn't be enough. Cheers for the advice, will stick to the TV's for now and leave the projector until I can do it Justice!
     
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    92 inch is easily attainable on most pjs at your viewing distance.
     
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    No problem. Once you see a pj up and running youll love it im sure!
     
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    The UST is really bright - especially with the ALR screen - so should punch through most of the light - but you need to make sure your walls are 100% flat if you are projecting straight onto the wall. This is absolutely key.

    I have a HD50 as my main TV projecting straight onto my wall and I love it. It is a bit washed out on bright days but I only tend to watch TV of an evening - so that doesn't bother me. i hope this helps.
     
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