Originally Posted by Bandyka
Woow I thought this poll would show the exact opposite result, I am certainly very happy with my setup of the projector and prefer it over my TV.
I have my 65" OLED and JVC with drop down 120" screen in the same room, both very 4K/HDR capable for over a year now.
I even run them simultaneously with split screen half/half and ask guest which they would prefer to watch the movie on.
...no one has ever picked the TV, ever!
It's been the same story going back almost a decade when I set up my first HD dual display Plasma/Projector setup.
I think it's because almost everyone already has a TV at home, its pretty easy to drop a credit card at the local Best Buy and you're done.
A well setup Home Theater with a projector takes a lot more dedication to get things just right, you have to calculate throw ratio and screen size, screen gain
mount your screen perfectly square to the room and the projector, mount the projector at the correct location and adjust lens position, focus etc.
Then there are room treatments required to control light reflections that can bounce off the screen and off walls ceilings and floors that wash out contrast,
Many here wrapping most of their rooms in black velvet to control stray light, some even create home made masking panels for displaying scope movies on a 16:9 screen.
Of course it goes without saying many also pay Very close attention to getting the very best audio reproduction from ATMOS/DTS:X material,
by incorporating 7.1.4 speakers, some even hook up multiple AVR's to Matrix out 9.1.6 speakers if they can't a afford higher end processors.
Of course AVS has its own section for SubWoofers . Four subs in the 15" to 18" range seem excessive to the average consumer,
..on AVS we call that a good start.
Sure there are people here with TV's just as dedicated to great audio,
but I would bet dollars to donuts that there are FAR more running projectors with massive audio setups.
Its almost required to create a home cinema...most projectors don't come with sound bars after all.
It's not like you can plug a projector in like a TV and immediately start watching your movies.
Anyone can do TV with very little effort, Projectors are on a whole new level where we are trying to re-create (some would even say exceed)
what we get from the local cinema.
...right down to the powered leather recliners with tactile transducers , LED lit cup holders and our very own commercial grade pop-corn poppers.
I hope this doesn't offend anyone without a projector,
I'm sure many go to those extents with their TV's too, but you are likely in the minority on this forum.