Originally Posted by rgtaa
Gee, for background info for the rest of us, can you tell us what PJ's you have seen in person, going to someone else's home, or viewed in some location. You don't have many posts, so how did you even arrive at the w7000 or 1070 or 1400? Who suggested that? Websites, pro reviewers, amazon user reviews, watching YouTube videos of different PJ's.
Are you a gamer? Thinking of getting one of the next gen consoles, do you have blue ray player?, do you watch football games, what room size , what screen size, what time of day will you watch, for how many people could be viewing with you, how much light are you planning on having in your room. Tell us all you can, so people here can figure out what would be good for you.
Also, don't go by any one person's opinion. Would you do that for buying a car? Or would you try to get one that got good pro reviews and user reviews and went to showroom and took a spin in it to see if it worked for you?
Now if your friend has a w7000 and you went to his home and watched stuff on it, and thought "wow , I want something like that but even better or exactly the same", you would know you are getting something you know you will like.
Now to make you think outside the box, there are LED PJ's too, in addition to Bulb PJ's, but would need to have "darker room". The advantage of LED PJ is you can turn it on and off all you want anytime and have 30,000 hours of life (like hdtv), and some models ... LG pa75u has built in TV tuner, wifi, 2 remotes, smart apps, native 3d meaning you can wifi any 3d file/movie/tv show into it or put movies on usb memory stick and plug it inot PJ and it works. The downside is only 700 lumens, 720p. But for around 650 dollars you have something that gives 70-100 inch screen size with 2 year warranty. There is new 1080p LG LED coming out shortly, but we are waiting to see how it is with 1000 lumens.
The bulb PJ's are theater PJ's for special viewing and have limited bulb hours and expensive replacement, and every turn on and off uses 4 hours bulb life, and it's not recommended you turn on and off the PJ many times a day.
If you just want a PJ for special movie in 1080p in LIGHT CONTROLLED room in 3d or regular viewing, then BULB PJ would be the way to go. If you wanted somethng that you could use everyday, just like hdtv, turn it on for the news, or to surf the internet, or watch youtube, and use the crap out of it and get your money's worth, think "LED PJ".
I have both bulb and LED PJ's , and in my "dark room" both work. But if there is light coming into the room only the bulb would work for me.
Spill your GUTS, and tell us all you can, so you get the PJ that would be fit for you. If you come back and say , " I watch blu ray movies and 3d stuff in home theater room with 1,000 dollar sound system and special dark carpeting", then you need BULB PJ and something the other guys might suggest. If on the other hand you want something to watch mostly by yourself, on portable screen or wall mounted screen at night that you can turn of and on just like your hdtv and watch all types of stuff, then LED PJ could work for you. No right or wrong, times are changing, and there is transition taking place in this room. Like going from old 56k modems to cable internet. Remember going into Best BUY and seeing all those heavy big screen tv's, now they are hdtv 1080p 3d and slender and lighter weight. Same between bulbs and LED PJ's. It's just a matter of time. I don't see those heavy big screen tv's in Best Buy anymore, do you?