I had a similar scenario a few years back, went with a projector and a pull-down screen, leaving the old TV in place .. you can't beat sports or movies at 140" ..Need some help deciding on a tv upgrade for my basement. Here are the particulars
room size: big open finished basement. Sectional couch with primary seats 10-12 ft away, behind sectional is open space for foosball and bar. There are windows along back wall but don’t let much light in
Budget - $2000-$2500
This room is mainly used for movie night or sporting events. Currently we have a Sony 65-xbr800b. It doesn’t have hdr and has ALOT of clouding and bad for sports. Really hard to see the football being thrown. It’s time to upgrade. I’m decently snobby when it comes to quality and came from only having Panasonic plasma TVs until my recent one blew up and I bought this Sony as a temporary which turned into 5 years. Anyway, new tv needs to be significantly better.
I’m debating due to the space. Stick with 65 in or go bigger, 75 or 85. I’ve attached current setup and one with the fake avr pic from Best Buy. My wife thinks the 85 will look ridiculous due to the built in wall that was built for 65in. However, due to the size of the room I think it needs to be 85in but I will admit the wall will look a bit funky. It would potentially block the avr, center channel and cable box/Apple TV above or it would block the electric fireplace below. Thought I’d see what others would think. By the way, really don’t want to go crazy and redo wall at this point so maybe I’m stuck with 65 due to aesthetics.
I’m leaning towards snagging the Sony 900h if I go 85in but I have no clue what to do if I stay at 65. Initially thinking LG CX but have been turned off by recent reviews of black crushing. We watch quite a few movies where that could be an issue. I want HDR, prefer 2.1 hdmi for future proofing and needs to be great for sports.
So, my questions to you all are what size should I go with and what TV should I go with based on your size recommendations.
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Can anyone show me their setup which has a projector that drops down over their tv please? The majority of projector setups I'm seeing have a dedicated screen on the wall without a TV. I want to have a drop down screen over the TV for movie nights etc but use the tv during the day. I can't seem...