im finishing my basement, Im going to have a media room (sofas, pool table, bar). This room will be about 23'x20'. Im torn between getting a Plasma, LCD, or Projector. If im going to get a flat panel, I will want a minimum of 60" due to the size of the room. It will be 100% light controlled in this room, all can lights on dimmers. Two egress windows in the bedrooms but no natural light in the media room.
Ive never owned a plasma or projector but have had several LCD. If it were a flat panel I know I would want no less than 1080p, 120hz. It will be used mainly for some movies and a lot of sports. I was hoping to spend in the general area of $1000 on the tv. My original plan was a projector. I was thinking of going for a screen in the range of 100-110". I figured a projector would end up being cheaper than a tv, and would be able to get me a bigger screen. From looking on this forum though, it seems like everyone spends $2-3000 or more on these projectors. Im not sure what I can get for my money with one or for my budget if it is worth it. I know I would definitely want 1080p and multiple hdmi ports if possible. Not sure how refresh rates and and all that work with projectors so dont know what to look for. Im willing to build my own screen if its possible and read about "goo systems" screen paint. Is it any good? Or would I be better off buying a screen?
I will be getting a home theater system of some sort for either one (projector or tv). so for in the general price range of $1000 what would be the better option between the 3, and any recommendations on specific models?
Im not concerned with 3D. If it had it that would be fine but would rather have a better quality tv than pay for the 3D. Also havent had a "smart" tv yet so dont know if I should be looking for that or no? I have a ps3 and xbox 360 that I can use with it. Ill probably leave my ps3 upstairs and take the xbox downstairs and get a home theater set up with a bluray.