Hello, long time reader, first time poster,
I have been driving myself crazy looking for the most perfect TV for years now. I have come to realize depending on the person, there may or may not be a perfect TV out there and for me there isn't. My Current TV is an almost 8 year old Sony CRT KD-34XBR960, which is a 34" HDTV and very heavy at a whopping 200 pounds. Even back then I had a tough decision to buy that CRT with the best current picture quality at the time (still might be) but limited to 34" or go for a bigger 50" Sony rear projection TV with PQ and viewing angles not nearly as good. I settled for the smaller size because the PQ was a huge difference.
Since i moved to a much bigger room I want to go much bigger and still have great picture quality. With all of the positives and negatives with everything out there I'm thinking my best setup would be a TV behind a projector screen. Here are the reasons why I can't just go for only one technology, instead of the projector TV combo:
1- Projector Only ( Epson 8350, Powerlite home Cinema Full HD 3D 3LCD or others?) - Can't settle for only a projector. I watch too much TV overall to have to worry about constantly changing bulbs and it becoming very costly. Plus I'll always have to watch in the dark, which the room can easily get.
2- Plasma Only (TC-P65GT50, TC-65VT50) I could possibly settle for only a plasma but sitting about 12' away, 65" seems good enough but with these bigger TV's coming out I have a feeling that I would eventually be itching for something bigger and you can't with a plasma. I also don't like that its more dull than LED's. I really hate the soap opera effect, so as much as the plasma would be great when I watch movies, I will worry about burn in big time because I do watch a lot of sports with static logos, even some WWE which has it. I also love that any seating position is great with a plasma.
3- LED- (Sharp LC80LE844U, Samsung UN65ES8000FXZA, or Sony XBR65HX950) Can't settle for only LED. I love the fact that I would be able to watch my sports, and other shows with logos worry free from burn in. Plus I think that sports, news, concerts, and documentarys will much better on an LED than a plasma but the deal breaker is I can never settle for the Soap Opera Effect while watching movies. Plus I'm not a fan of motion blur but won't mind if its not dramatic.
So basically my 3 choices will wind up being:
A- Plasma only
B- Pull down projector screen over Plasma
C- Pull down projector screen over LED
Finally here is my big question: At the current moment I'm slowly leaning towards choice C but I have started reading that some of these projectors now have the soap opera effect!
Can someone list a few really good projectors that for sure has no soap opera effect and is around $2500 or less? What about the two I mentioned above?- (Epson 8350, or Powerlite home Cinema Full HD 3D 3LCD-model V11H527020. The projector will be used for mainly movies and very rarely a big sporting event.