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Sway me! UST Laser PJ & Screen or LG 86" TV for under $2,700?

Really on the fence on this one!!!

Living room = 20'Wx20'Lx12'H

The LG 86UK6570PUB is on sale for $2,500. Regularly $3,000. Seems like a very nice 86" TV. 2018 model and Alexa capable.

Also very tempted to get a Lune 4K UST projector. Goes for $1,700 on ebay. I can pick up a nice Snowhite UST ALR 120" screen from Alibaba for about a grand shipped.

LG 86":
Pro - Simple initial setup, easier to use with Alexa, in English
Con - Smaller screen

Lune 4K:
Pro - BIG screen for living room!
Con - Will take some messing around to build stand for PJ, natively in Chinese, might be a slight hassle to use

I'm going to post one in the TV forums too but help me make a decision. Give me your thoughts and considerations that I may not have thought of yet. Seem to be having a major brain fart and can't make up my mind.
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Greetings Deuve,
The Lune on ebay may not be 4K.
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The Lune on ebay may not be 4K.
Concur, it's not natively 4K. It uses that pixel manipulation method that other PJ's uses to give you a enhanced presentation. I'm told it's def very nice and it looks darn close to 4K with the right input.
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remember that there are two Lune model's , one is Lune 1080P 4K compatible & the other is Lune 4K XPR, do they specify what DMD they use? the ones posted on ebay.

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The 4K version on Ebay costs $3500 before customs, under a strict $2800 budget I'd go with the TV
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It really depends on how much ambient light you have in the room, if its a lot go with the TV. If you can control it in the area where the screen is the bigger picture of the projector may win out but will never match the PQ of a TV.

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remember that there are two Lune model's , one is Lune 1080P 4K compatible & the other is Lune 4K XPR, do they specify what DMD they use? the ones posted on ebay.
I can't find the XPR one at all. Do you have a link? I don't think they specify the DMD...it's this one --> https://www.ebay.com/itm/253965871703 (Model XJ01V)

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The 4K version on Ebay costs $3500 before customs, under a strict $2800 budget I'd go with the TV
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It really depends on how much ambient light you have in the room, if its a lot go with the TV. If you can control it in the area where the screen is the bigger picture of the projector may win out but will never match the PQ of a TV.
Good point. There is going to be a decent amount of ambient light since this is the main living room with windows. I was thinking of using curtains but I can see that getting old. Good point on the PQ of the TV. I'm leaning towards the TV now then...

Other thoughts? thx!
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If you aren't building your room out like a home theater, then you need to figure out if you intend to give the room all the attention it needs to get a decent front projection image. You NEED the space dark, or you need a good UST ALR screen, which is pricey, and will have a negative impact on your image quality. As well, you will need to have some sort of audio system with about any projector on the market. So, that'll be an additional cost.

Of course, you go that way if you can't go with standard throw projection, which is a much better way to do things in almost any setup if you can.

But, if none of that works or it's just a hassle, then get the TV. The TV is easier to setup and install and will look better.

I would probably be looking at the Sony 850 85" display over any LG on the market, but I would read reviews between the two carefully.

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