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Projector or TV? Which does /g/ prefer?

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Projector or TV?

Which does /g/ prefer?
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>>51478149
>2015
>watching tv
get the fuck out you fucking normie
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>>514>>51478813
So you just stare at your computer screen the whole time?

Suppose you would have to in order to shit post on 4Chan
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TV because I'm not a fucking billionaire.
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I have a $2500 60" Panasonic Plasma, a 2560x1440p IPS monitor, and yet I play most of my games and watch most of my movies on a $650 projector. What does that tell you?

>>51479127
See above, the projector I got is a BenQ w1070
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>>51479171
that you wasted your money on things you wouldn't use?
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>>51479171

have a $17000 projector

spends most of the time in its box

don't have a tv

15" laptop screen is king
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>>51479231
Well the Pansonic most definitely has resale value and I still use my monitor every day since reading text on a projector screen is a quick way to kill your eyesight.
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>>51479127
Projectors aren't more expensive than a tv.

However they aren't all that useful unless you have a large white wall in your living room
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>>51479231
see
>>51479283
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>>51479171
That is the projector to get for a cheap reliable excellent 1080p picture. Hoping to upgrade to that exact projector in the near future

they are around $650 on amazon now.

With projectors they have a few cons you have to work with. They require a pretty dark room, and you will want to mount the projector from the ceiling.

I have a 10 year old 720p projector and it is still going strong. I've only been to the movies 2 times since buying it.
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I was considering getting one of these instead of a tv. Budget us like 3 hunna. What should I get? I just want to watch movies and tv shows on it.
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>>51480787
>$650
>cheap
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>>51480822
300 for a projector?
you're gonna spend half that on a good screen
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>>51478149
plasma tv > hiv > lcd > projection
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>>51480947
a good screen is only marginally better than using curtails blackout cloth or just painting your wall with a projector recommended paint.
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>>51480995
if plasma is so great why don't they make it anymore ?

>> screen burn in
>> crazy power hungry
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>>51481303
economy went to shit, also there was a big push for LED because it was cheaper to make and move units

http://www.badcaps.net/forum/showpost.php?p=538351&postcount=5
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>>51481677
but fucking plasma gets burned, im tired of watching a white witcher 2 hud on my tv when watching a tv
>inb4 normie get out REEEEEEE
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>>51481303
If the burn-in wasn't an issue, plasma would still be king. It has the best color detail, hence why it is still best but the burn-in makes it a terrible choice in 2015.
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>>51482332
Actually burn in is pretty much fixed in the majority of senarios in the more recent Plasmas, I mean it's still going to burn in if you're watching the same channel or playing a game for 10 hours straight, but otherwise it's a non-issue. Problem is the damage to Plasma's burn in reputation had already been long ingrained in the consumers mind.
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>>51482332
except that lcds are sharper, consume much less energy and dont heat up the entire room
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>>51478149
>Projector or TV?
Monitor you plebeian
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>>51482915
>dlp
>360p

you tried.
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>>51481677
I'm still loving my Panasonic plasma that I got on the cheap. It's only 720p, but holy shit does it have an incredible picture and an incredible response time. Now that it's winter I don't even need to run my baseboards, because it runs so nice and toasty.
I bought a new Samsung lcd to replace it, but I returned it due to the shitty color range on the dark side even though it was 1080p.
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>>51483093
what model is it? there was some really nice 768p sets made in 2005-2007 period, it's like the 70s muscle car era of plasmas

pic related
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>>51483241
>Fan cooled TVs

KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL
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Projector, can't go back to TV anymore although I admit some average priced tvs have really good blacks. I bought an optoma hd26 over the summer for like 510 bucks and an 84 inch screen for near 100. Mount and 25' hdmi together was about 30 or so bucks. So all in all, a little over 600 for a nice setup. The equivalent TV would cost thousands and for the same price my options were limited to a sub 50 inch samsung/LG. There are those 50 inch seikis and hisense etc for 400 and less but the quality isn't up there in terms of contrast ratios and such.

Playing games on it is amazing. It's like everyone has a 50 inch screen all to themselves for 4 player splitscreen games. Playing project m(smash bros mod) or any other fighting game is also an amazing experience. There's no latency problems or input lag although there is a gaming version of the hd26( it's a short throw projector with lesser response time).
Movies are even better to watch and actually feels like you're in a theater granted you have the sound system to match.

Now for the cons. The lamp life is limited to a certain amount of hours before it dies out. I had mine since summer and have 154 hours on it so far. The hd26 is rated at about 5000-6500 hours I believe meaning I'd have to buy another bulb in the next 5 yrs. My projector is under heavy usage though between games and movies so maybe it will last you longer depending on your usage.
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>>51483441
The next con is heat/noise. Some projectors can be a bit noisy or generate a lot of heat in a small room. So keep those into consideration and read reviews. Mine makes a bit of noise like an old gayming pc would. It's noticeable if you pay attention to it or if it's quiet in the room. Maybe I just got a shitty projector but Idk, it can get annoying.
Another con is it will be unusable during the day unless the room is dark. This can be remedied with just having blackout blinds and curtains but it really depends on the room you're in. I can use mine during daylight no problem but in a living room or something, it would be a problem.

Anyway that was a long ass post. I obviously suggest a projector if you just want a a bigger viewing experience otherwise stick to tvs. In the following years I will be getting another projector for the living room along with a 120 inch screen. I'll probably get an 1000 dollar epson or something since they have the best contrast ratios for an even better viewing experience. It will only be for movies and events such as sports games etc etc. It's also good to have a TV to go along with the projector for casual and daytime watching.
Heres a kinda shitty pic of the projector in action... And no, I wasn't watching wrestling.
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I project my feelings on my kids by hitting them in front of the tv. Does that count?
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>>51482947
>consume much less energy and dont heat up the entire room

Both of these make huge impacts on the quality of the picture displayed...

>better not get that Ferrari, it's not very fuel efficient and the exhaust is loud.

fucking scrubs.
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>>51481677
holeee shit, is this the TV version of Ken-sama?
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>>51483316
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgHNtzxO0y8
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>>51483483
projector ``expert" here, meaning I use a lot of projectors. All projectors are noisy. The lamp gets hot regardless of the technology, and that heat has to be expelled somehow.

Even the most high end (or rather especially the high end) projectors, like Barco, are loud as fuck.

Having said that, you should be building a rig that isolates the projector to reduce noise.
This could be as simple as a partition splitting a room, while using rear-projection.
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>>51478896

>Shit poster detected
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>>51480905
Sorry neet.
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>>51485576
Some projectors are quieter than others though. Problem with the cheaper ones is they're usually compact with a small <80mm fans doing all the work.

The bigger home theater projectors are fucking giant in comparison and have larger intake and exhaust fans. What I think you mean by high end knowing Barco are are actually made for the cinema market rather than home theater and have a higher lumen demand.
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Projectors are more expensive you mongoloid retards because you need equipment for it to be decent during the daylight. (and even with that it still looks like shit)
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>>51485862
>implying I let daylight in my house
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>>51485883
Enjoy going blind.
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>>51485896
Nigga this is how you get super sight along with wizard status. Haven't you seen lord of the rings fool?
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>>51479298
Well I got 4 words for you. Ultra Short Throw Projector.

This is what I got. Throws a 120+ image from about 25 inches from the wall. You just place it like you see in the picture and BAM! Huge ass image.

It's a pretty cool projector. LED based so no worries about replacing bulb, smart tv built in along with Netflix, Amazon Prime Video etc. Even does 3D with DLP link glasses. Not the brightest projector but still very watchable with a lamp on in the room. Was a little expensive though which sucks. Hope other projector manufacturers get into the more affordable UST projector game in the very near future.
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>>51486199
That still needs a white wall, also they're overpriced as fuck. Only great thing about them is you can make a full on laser projector without worrying about blinding the fuck out of retards.
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>>51486199
I hope too these become more affordable in the future, seems like a great compromise between tv and projector.
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>>51486270
And what kind of dumbass doesn't have a white wall? Hell, paint a part of the wall white if you have to or just build a screen you can hang on the wall for a few bucks. And this projector isn't laser. There are only a few on the market and are ultra expensive. I gotta admit, being able to walk in front of the projected image on the wall and not casting a shadow on the image is pretty cool.
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>>51486297
Yeah, it has all the right technologies in a very compact package. I love it!
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>>51486311
Well not any white wall will work. Something too matte will look dull and dim, something to glossy will have hotspots, and then you have that stucco shit that won't work at all. Seems silly to overspend on a projector like that and shit on the picture with a wall instead of a screen anywho.
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>>51486336
Who says I'm using a plain wall. Got a 130" screen mounted on the wall it's projecting on. Next step is getting a screen for UST projectors but those are well out of my budget range right now.
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>>51486405
I didn't say you did. You replied to a post saying you need a white wall acting like a ultra short throw projector somehow negates that. It doesn't. It's for people that don't have a ceiling suitable for mounting, otherwise it's just a gimmick really. The only benefit it has over normal projectors other than the utility is manufacturers can use laser without getting worried about being sued.
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>>51483483
Loving my HD26. Never going back to TVs after this. It supports 3D, but I think the "wow" factor of 3D can only be achieved with bigger screens. It's not that impressive right now unless you're looking at 3D text.
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>>51486445
Well this projector doesn't use a laser. It's just a curved mirror. And ceiling mounting a projector is optional. Not everyone can drill holes in their ceiling. UST projectors are great if you don't have the space to project to get a large image.
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Projectors are super comfy.

Bought me a 720p LED one cheap off amazon just to try it out, nothing too serious, and it waaay past my expectations. Total spent about 350 ceiling mounted/cables/screened. Favorite project done this year.
>120" Screen 14ft way from projector
>Timer for when you plan on falling asleep
>60hz
>Emulators became 10x more fun
Also I attached a small custom USB fan to it for additional fan power. Noise isn't even an issue especially when wearing headphones. Colors aren't top notch but it's cmparable to a TN monitor.
Won't say what model because I'm not a shill. But I am in love with home projectors.
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>>51486199

You had me until "smart tv built in"

That shit can fuck right off
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>>51478149
Projector. 720p native is enough, but soon 1080p native will be available for <500USD. Just waiting for LED DLPs to hit that range and I'll probably upgrade if I have the cash

Do any good 1080p native chink projectors exist?
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>>51478813
this tbqh
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