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Projector to what LCD downgrade?
Been running a setup in my current home for years with a Sharp z20k DLP onto a 96" VuTech SilverStar screen. I run the projector in high contrast mode in a dedicated black-out room, two-tier seating and full acoustic treatment in 7.2 setup and absolutely love it.
Unfortunately, the new house does not have the space to do a projector (much less all the other wall treatments and such) along with some other issues stopping a projector. So I'm facing a serious step down in movie watching (which is what I do primarily with the system now). Which seems to be making me look at large format LCD displays.
Things I know are important to me are size (it needs to be an experience, not just a TV on the wall) and picture quality (from color accuracy to depth of blacks).
I considered OLED which looks amazing, but currently tops out at 55" (I will want to revist this in a few years, I know that already). I also considered Plasma, but there are very few being made and the Samsung "best of breed" unit tops out at 65". That leaves me with LCD panels to get up where I need.
I can easily find 75" and even 85" units from Samsung, LG and Sony. Their top-of-line UHD devices flat panels seem about the best I can find (not looking at those curved units).
Has anyone else gone down this sad path? I'm really looking for best units to get as close as I can to my beloved DLP (I know I won't get that close) as well as others experience with having "to settle" in life after projection.
P.S. I know this isn't a projector question per-se, but as I'm coming from projection and trying to replicate as much as I can, this community seemed like the most in-tune one to ask.