Originally Posted by ps2baseball
Hmmmm. That Sival looks like a PC tower. Can it be ceiling mounted?
In regards to the Epson, the price looks right, but every 5000 hours or so I have to drop $175 on a new lamp, correct?
I'll use it 12 hours every Sunday, and maybe a couple of hours a night tops. Then again, I might love it so much I watch baseball on it. It seems that once you go 100"......
I plan on putting it in one place. This is what am going for:
I need the 100" screen to get the 8 games on 23" screens. Yes, I am an avid fantasy football freak.
Ignore Jason Koval. If you look around all he does is advertise that certain projector. The lumen rating on that projector is a crutch. It is evident that you do not want to spend 1k+ on a projector that uses bulbs giving only approximately 3k tops. Led brightness does undergo degradation during the life time but it holds its brightness much longer than bulbs do.
Here are examples of some decent views of what you should expect from led 4:3 projectors.
[next post ill have the links lol I'm not allowed to post links yet]
According to what I have seen so far the Samsung loses in comparison to the Lg projector so I would guess that you can expect a little more quality. More than likely you are waiting for the hx 300
So I see that you have basically two options that I think you most likely will end with....
1)Get the hx300 when it comes out (33% increase in lumens from hs 201)
2)Get a cheap decent bulb projector that is just under 1k. There is quite a few in this class that actually give 720p and maybe a few 1080p.
If you choose option 1 the worse that could happen is that you end up using it for its portability or maybe as a personal bedroom projector. This projector will probably end up in the market valued at 450-600 so it is not incredibly expensive as long as you can live with the lower resolution.
If you choose option 2 the bulbs might get cheaper in the long run you soon you would have trouble finding bulbs once it is phased out of the market. You do get better resolution that you wanted though.
1)Choose this if you don't plan to subscribe or buy any HD content (what is the use of buying an HD projector if you don't feed it any HD content). Also make sure that you can control the ambient light in the room your planning to use it in.
2)Choose this if HD content is important to you and you have all the equipment for it otherwise your looking at a little more money there to spend. If money is not a deciding factor than the 1k-3k range would give the best bang for the buck.
There is lots of factors to consider.... Just balance out what is more important to you and choose. You could just choose the hx300 and say to yourself that this pj is just tiding you over until the perfect option comes out. Than again bigger and better things are always coming out. I don't vouch myself as a videophile or an audiophile so.... Well I'm not sure where I am going with this statement...
The best choice would be to wait until the right projector comes out. If you can't wait than just pick one or the other. Hopefully this helped a bit.
Also choosing a screen with a different gain might help with the brightness. Although I don't know much of anything myself.