Originally Posted by Ricoflashback
Nah - not weird. You just know what you like in HT!
My projector is about four feet closer to the screen than yours - - a function of the short throw BenQ. I think it does make a difference on the brightness of the picture. And I like a bright picture, too! But it really isn't as noticeable compared to the intense colors and better blacks with the ND2 filter.
I watch in a light controlled "man cave" in my basement. But I do not always like to watch in the dark - - so my electric screen goes over my 65" Sammy LCD/LED that I can watch with some lights on.
The OLED technology sounds great but it's an arm & a leg right now. Plus the failure rate on panels is too high - - and if they don't get that fixed, the price will never come down.
That's why I think the golden age of projectors is upon us. You wait - - in three to five years, a 4K projector will be available for $2K or under. Compare that to a 110" OLED??? How would you get the panel into your house? LOL -
Fair point on the getting it into the house thing lol.
I wasn't home when they delivered my HP screen and my wife gets home before me. They left it in the hallway in front of my door. It was way bigger than the door lol. She thought I'd lost my mind and said that it would not fit. Told her it would be fine. Had that been a solid TV in a box with a lot of packaging for protection, instead of a screen, that while it was in a box that was 8' long, was only a few inches wide, then it may well not have been able to get into the apartment lol.
Still have my Panny plasma in the bedroom now, but it's hard to watch it now, even with its much superior black levels. 60" is downright tiny after 110" lol. It's amazing how we can adapt, as I remember the days when I thought a 36" TV was like being at the movies, and today, I'm starting to feel like my 110" screen isn't abnormal at all, whereas I thought it was gigantic that first week or so lol.
I will definitely have a 4k projector as my next display. As soon as they have one that is under $4-5k and has as many, or more, calibrated lumens as this projector, I'm there. I don't know if we'll get to under $2k as fast as you think though, but here's hoping. I don't know what it would cost to make 4k projectors. I do know that it doesn't cost much more for manufacturers to make 4k panels out of existing technologies though, so if it's the same for front projection, then maybe it will come down that quickly.