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    QOTW: What is stopping you from using a high-quality projector?

    Because it is so much fun.
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    Re: QOTW: What is stopping you from using a high-quality projector?

    Noisey and don't work well in anything like normal lighting.

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    Re: QOTW: What is stopping you from using a high-quality projector?

    They cost a bomb, you need a screen and you need to draw the curtains.

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    Re: QOTW: What is stopping you from using a high-quality projector?

    TV is in the corner. Projection would look weird.

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    Re: QOTW: What is stopping you from using a high-quality projector?

    Is this a serious question, Hexus?

    Review - BenQ W1210ST short-throw gaming projector:
    Hexus says, "Build quality is solid, as you would expect on a unit priced at around £850. A replacement lamp costs around £250".

    Hexus also says, "It's now eminently possible to buy a 50in, 1080p TV for £300 or so, and even stepping up to a 4K resolution is possible for under £500".

    £850 (+£250 if it goes wrong) versus £500.
    Why do you think I'm not using a high-quality projector...?

    The actual answer is mainly that I'm saving for VR and for a 27" 1440p monitor to fill the gap while I do... but still!!

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    Re: QOTW: What is stopping you from using a high-quality projector?

    My bedroom has the ideal setup for this (being an internal room with no windows). I've got a 100in motorised screen that drops down from the ceiling, and an Epson projector roughly equivalent to the one in this article, with a Logitech 5.1 system I handily had lying around unused. I didn't get much change from £1200 for the whole setup (money I probably shouldn't have spent, in hindsight), but zero regrets - GTA 5 is nothing short of eye-watering on it.

    The bulbs *are* expensive but for the amount of time I actually spend gaming these days, I don't think it'll be a problem. I might run about 5 hours per week, at most. The only slight issue I have is the heat output - that thing is like a heater.
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    Re: QOTW: What is stopping you from using a high-quality projector?

    Last I heard the bulbs were very expensive to replace. So it is the ongoing cost for me.

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    Re: QOTW: What is stopping you from using a high-quality projector?

    When I've tried home/office projector systems, I've found I've suffered quite badly from chromatic aberation type effects (separation of red/green/blue) which makes the image less than pleasant to watch as compared with a nice TV (my preference being Plasma, although I recall seeing some kind of artifact [green hue?] in motion when first buying plasma). Probably get used to it, but with the convenience issue (where to mount projector, screen etc) and light level control, it just seems a lot of faff for something that might well be rather disappointing.

    For what its worth, I also tend to prefer good home viewing (home theatre) to the majority of cinemas experiences.

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    Re: QOTW: What is stopping you from using a high-quality projector?

    Loudness. A friend of mine got a projector last year, and it was glorious to watch movies and play games at 60fps on a 100" screen. Immediately, I wanted a 4k projector, not just for games but as a complete monitor replacement. While staying there, I had my computer with me so I could still work, and I loved being able to plug in and use it for that. It would be very liberating to free up that space on my desk* and do my professional work on a grand scale. I don't think the issue of needing to replace the bulb now and then would put me off, given the massive daily enjoyment of this kind of tech.

    However, those things hot, and their fans are noisy. I'm in audio production, so I want to cut down extraneous noise from everything if I can. If someone could make one of these with silent fans, or use some amazing combination of heatsinks, liquid cooling and silent fans to keep them running at a near silent rate, I'm in.

    * If this idea of freeing up space puzzles anyone, given what the article says, many projectors will still make a perfect picture when placed at a coffee table level. They can be aimed upwards, and then you make an adjustment to skew the image back to a rectangle. So I could have it out of sight under my desk.

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    Re: QOTW: What is stopping you from using a high-quality projector?

    tiny house, no space on the ceiling, wouldn't be able to hide the cabling anyway so a TV as big as the wall (tiny house tiny wall ) would be nice.

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    Re: QOTW: What is stopping you from using a high-quality projector?

    I need a mansion.


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    Re: QOTW: What is stopping you from using a high-quality projector?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunbuster View Post
    Noisey and don't work well in anything like normal lighting.
    just the thing

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    Re: QOTW: What is stopping you from using a high-quality projector?



    All day everyday!!

    The long necks in Horizon Zero dawn, Look f'n awesome.. I will never go back to anything under 120" lol .. well unless i want detail then i just use the 5k Dell .. I guess if i sit close enough it works

    Got a great Dell projector and screen even gave me an extra bulb for under $750 on CL last summer don't regret it one bit.. Ive played xbox one ps4 pro and pc on it all the time.. some games are just down right out of this world Titan fall 2 was just killing it in this size!!
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    Re: QOTW: What is stopping you from using a high-quality projector?

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    Re: QOTW: What is stopping you from using a high-quality projector?

    They cost a lot to buy, a lot to run and anyway, I simply don't want one.

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    Re: QOTW: What is stopping you from using a high-quality projector?

    I must own something completely different then what theses people are commenting on... mine is not noisy, Does works great with lights on (better off), has zero input lag that i can tell.. Was not expensive found mine on CL for under $800 way cheaper then 120" lcd TV...

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