Originally Posted by coderguy
77" is still way too small, that's a 73" scope screen.
The blacks are better on an oLED and the image is glossier and sharper, but it's still not worth losing that much size for giant scope movies.
Projector will never look as good as oLED because it lacks the special gloss coating they put over the TV. IMO, that gloss coating causes eye fatigue faster.
88" LG oLED costs $30,000, that's $25,000 for the next 11" over 77".
So that's about $2,000 per inch, at that rate this isn't happening anytime soon.
Good data points
I think the panel vs projector debate has been raging several years now. Given the variety of display tech, screen sizes, lumens and price points available for both panels and pj's now and moving forwards, there is room for both to coexist.
Both have their use cases- for large screen outdoor use and portability, the goto solution are the Epson 1060's/3000 series of the world. For routine daily viewing, can't beat the TCL's/Hisense LEDs with zone dimming, and for small room close seating best in class viewing, the OLEDs do the trick. For 8ft wide or larger, can't currently beat the size/cost/image proposition of projection
But for replicating the commercial viewing experience we grew up with, nothing can touch an 8ft wide min image, preferably wider. I'm using a basic Elite Screens electric 4x3 8ft wide screen, setting the bottom for 16x9 or 2.4:1 via programmed remote and top black mask and throwing an image from a JVC NX7, and wouldn't trade for anything smaller. I sit ~8ft from the 8ft wide screen. I am planning to go 10ft wide over the next year, and could do 12ft wide in my dedicated 100% light controlled theater.
Inches? We don't need no stinkin' inches- we add FEET at a time
There is something about sitting further back from a larger image, in absolute metrics, that lends to the immersive feel. While technically the field of view (FOV- simple angle the screen width makes with your eye where you sit) can be the same with a smaller screen if you sit closer, there is *something* about the absolute size of a screen and room volume that makes a real difference to immersion vs simple FOV.
Maybe someone with expertise in optics/vision/perception can elaborate, but I'm convinced there is something more to the "immersive feeling" than FOV, based on absolute image size and/or view distance and/or some other ratio.