Originally Posted by Bklynblaze
Looks like the BenQ TK800M may be the best projector for what I'm looking for..plus the price is very reasonable!
I think you need to dig a little deeper and learn a lot more about projectors. Projectors are limited as to their throw distance and where they can be placed in relation to the screen. Some like the TK800M are very limited and others like the Sony are much more flexible. You haven't even mentioned what kind of room size, screen size, lighting control and a lot of other factors. Cable TV is so compressed to cram in so many channels that when blown up to a big screen it can really look bad. The more expensive projectors have a lot more processing power and can help to clean it up some but as they say crap in crap out. I dropped cable
years ago because it was virtually unwatchable on the big screen but I am a movie fan and watch no sports. Maybe some of you sport fans can chime in and tell you more about different projectors cleaning up poor broadcasts. I have read the Sony is very good at it but have only personally seen movies played on one.
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