Originally Posted by gagaliya
man i am having serious second thoughts about getting this vs a projector.
The advantage is daytime viewing when people come over, and no projector mounting and running wires to the back of the living room.
But this thing is 200lbs (vs 15lb) and dimension wise very thick! on top of that it cost 3x as much as a good hd projector.
With the new wireless 1080p video transmitters, running wires is no longer needed for the projector. So it really just come down to if daytime/ambient light viewing is worth all the trouble (and money).
Mitsubishi Big Screen DLP vs Projector
In 2009 I was thinking of a projector vs my 65 inch Diamond DLP and did a lot of reading to come to this conclusion:::
#1 Sharp Edge/Edge Enhance
#2 Dark Detailer
#3 Deep Field Imager
#4 Long term Reliability
#5 The main thing is the bulbs life span. The little bulbs in the projectors have half the life span of the bigger TV's bulb..Not only that but the TV bulbs are cheaper than the projectors bulb..
#6 Repair. It's easier to get a tv repaired than a projector...
#7 Day time viewing.
#8 Wow factor... You are going to get more of a wow from visitors for having a huge tv than having a Projector. Projectors when seen by visitors are seen as "eh it's probably a cheap old projector". But nobody can deny the worth and show power of a huge tv...
#9 Projectors are either right over your head or real close to you. TV's are further away.
#10 Inputs, Inputs, Inputs. TV has more inputs so you won't have to buy daisy chain input switchers.
#11 Multiple Settings on the TV. For each input, your settings are saved. Say you want an input for sports or an input for movies.. The color & Contrasts are saved per input..
#12 Digital TV tunar... Projectors lack this.
#13 USB MP3 playback is nice on the Mitsubishi's too. View Photos even. Why power on the old PC when the TV can do it?
#14 Multi Color Processor. Most projectors do not include Mitsubishi DLP's 6 color Processor. Yellow is very nice, Sky Blue and Purple is always nice to see. I've put my DLP next to regular 3 color tv's and no way am I going back.
#15 Net Command and IR learning.. Features that allows you to use your TV as a Master Intertainment HUB.
#16 To get what you get in a DLP TV, you would need to spend more for a top of the line Mitsubishi DLP projector.
#17 Lasty I asked my self, do I want to wipe the lens on a Projector? What if I scratch it?
So there you go... The benefits of a Mitsubishi DLP big screen out way the compact portability of a Projector. If you can't have both, get the TV you will be glad you did.