January 27th - 1080p Projector Options - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 01-27-2009, 12:04 AM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Braden Russell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The OC
Posts: 312
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 14
Today's Show:
We get asked via email to spend more time talking about front projection setups. While the idea is something we're big fans of, and often drool over, neither of us have a front projector, and to be perfectly honest, neither does the vast majority of our audience. But that doesn't diminish the fact that a 110" screen comes a lot closer to being a true "theater in your home" than even a massive 65" TV does. But 65" is great, don't get us wrong. We drool over those, too. more...

Listen now - mp3

Braden Russell
Host, HDTV & Home Theater Podcast
Check it out at www.htguys.com
Braden Russell is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 01-27-2009, 07:43 AM
Member
 
rstahl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Wyckoff, NJ
Posts: 76
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Being new to a 106" screen I wasn't even sure if i would like the picture quality. I had seen one or two older projectors and wasn't really impressed. Now we are talking a significant change with 1080i or p. Looking back at a friends 55" lcd tv in a similar set up I'm very very happy I went with a front projector!
rstahl is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 01-27-2009, 07:46 AM
Advanced Member
 
kciaccio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Pearland TX
Posts: 557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I agree. I love my front projection. Like Tom Cruise said in Risky Business, "There is no Substitute!".
kciaccio is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 01-27-2009, 09:50 PM
Member
 
ghost271's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 156
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
I gotta say that a few years back when I bought my 51" HD720p CRT RPTV, I was ecstatic over the size and picture quality. Matter of fact I still am. But still something just didnt seem right. It didnt feel like a true theatre experiance. That all changed 1.5 years ago when the prices of 720p projectors dropped. I quickly did some overtime and researched everything I could. I decided to order the Sanyo Z5 for $1100 and managed to get a 100" screen from BB for $120 ( they had several sitting in the back for over a year collecting dust. I think It was regularly $280.) That weekend I set everything up and my jaw hit the floor. Now THIS felt like a REAL HT !!!!
It seems these days that everyone and their dog has a minimum 42" HDTV and a cheap HTIB setup in their living room. But when people come to my house for movie night it FEELS like a real movie night.
I only have 750hrs on my bulb right now and try to clean the filters every 100 hours or so to extend that bulb life. Every time I'm tempted to buy a new Plasma to replace my RPTV I think of my real joy in the ManCave and how much more joy I get out of watching her. My next upgrade instead of buying a 51 plasma will be to buy a 1080p projector, and a couple spare bulbs.

Currently I have upgraded from 5.1 to 7.1 and am looking to upgrade my speakers to a higher end. That way my older system can be brought up to the living room and the higher end stuff will remain in the HT room.
ghost271 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 01-29-2009, 12:33 PM
Newbie
 
bob smiley3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
a bigger room is all I need!
bob smiley3 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 04-24-2009, 10:53 AM
Newbie
 
kess210's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Do you all use your front projection TV as you primary TV, or just for special occasions?
kess210 is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 04-24-2009, 10:54 AM
Newbie
 
kess210's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I've read some threads, but would love to know more currently how front projection TV's stand up to flatscreen plasmas and LCDs. I know the technology and pricing is improving every day, but I'm still a newbie to this.

I do research for a living, so the geek that I am I put together ten questions in a survey form so I can look at your rankings of brands. I'll post the results here after I get some responses. This is not SPAM, I promise!

Please take a quick minute:
http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/surv...WEB2294RNL6W4C
kess210 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 04-25-2009, 06:22 AM
Member
 
rstahl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Wyckoff, NJ
Posts: 76
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
My plan was to have a dedicated Home Theater primarily for watching movies. I find myself surfing channels like I would with a regular TV. Everything looks so good so much better than i anticipated. I recommand a front projector to anyone. No one i know owns one.
rstahl is offline  
Reply AVS Forum Podcasts

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off