Originally Posted by Mike Garrett
Your projection screen is much smaller that what most people here in the US use. I have a 9' wide scope screen that I view from the same distance you view your 77" TV from. If the choice is between a 77" TV and a 95" to 100" front projector, I could see some people picking the TV. But when the choice is between a much larger screen with front projector and a 77" TV, the TV is going to lose nearly every time.
Yeah sadly smaller houses in the UK lead to smaller screens.
9ft wide screen? which means basically a 120'' diagonal scope screen?
I don't think the difference is THAT much from what I had for 16:9 content:
Sure for films in the scope format, it'll be much better but for general content.. meh. Its not that much more impressive IMO. I'd rather have the black bars at the top and bottom so that my video games would look more epic.
But thats pretty much what I said in my post. If a 77 inch screen is acceptable, the 77 inch screen wins. If you need a bigger screen, then the projector wins.
At an appropriate viewing distance, I'd personally take an OLED for MOST of my content as its just the more versatile display but I love projectors.
When I played TLOU 2 on my projector, I constantly thought 'wow I wonder what this looks like in real HDR with specular highlight detail', 'I wonder what this scene is meant to look like'. Sadly I wasn't completely and utterly immersed in the content on a projector (this normally translates to most video games on it); I thought on many occasions 'I wonder how this looks on an OLED or reference-type display'.
However when it comes to film night with the family, the projector is far far more fun.
I guess it just depends on how much you value image fidelity too and how well certain bits of content map to projectors. For example, a very very dark film, I'll always in the back of my mind be thinking OLED OLED OLED. Brighter films, I'll dramatically lean towards the projector.. but then sometimes HDR effects make me think again.. I wonder what that looked like.
Im in the minority though. The majority of the population will not be thinking like this...
but we are an enthusiast forum..
which is why i think there is a role for both
I'm looking for a cheap 3D projector and once I move house, will likely need to look at the JVC N5 successor.