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

    Having to install them at work (a school) was enough to put me off for life. While I appreciate ours aren't £1,000 of high quality projector, I still hate the bloody things.

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

    I have only once seen a decent projector setup that made me think I should consider such a thing for myself...

    However, this was a three-projector rig casting images onto a surround-view screen, mounted above half a cockpit that was taken from a crashed Cessna. The owner is a flight sim enthusiast and has built his own simpit in a spare wing of his house!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I have only once seen a decent projector setup that made me think I should consider such a thing for myself...

    However, this was a three-projector rig casting images onto a surround-view screen, mounted above half a cockpit that was taken from a crashed Cessna. The owner is a flight sim enthusiast and has built his own simpit in a spare wing of his house!
    Very impressive. My Company uses a similar 3-projector no-motion set up for procedures training.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TeePee View Post
    Very impressive. My Company uses a similar 3-projector no-motion set up for procedures training.
    If you have the money, why not... He'd gotten each of the instruments working just like the real thing, although a few were screens rather than the originals, but you had to see the backs of them to tell!
    He was also working on a helicopter sim setup, which he was machining up himself!

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

    As a former projector engineer my reasons are as follows.

    I know the company who deals with 75% of UK onsite and refurbished equipment ( I used to work for them) and know what you can wind up with outside the grace period if you need a refurbished unit.

    Noise can be an issue unless you buy a really big unit.

    They are as eco as a tyre fire with the heat they kick out, wasted energy in the warmer months!

    Maintenance, You have to clean filters regular and that isn't easy if it is ceiling mounted, or like the BenQ i won, no filter so it will eventually build up inside. Then lamp replacement costs are the price of a 42" TV!

    LCD vs Colour wheel, colour wheel is horrible for home cinema, cheap and poor colours, DLP chips overheat and break easily. LCD is better but then you have to factor in after 3-5 years the image will not be as good so an extended warranty is needed, after that you are buying a new one.

    Price, I would need to spend at least £2500 to get what I wanted!

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

    Not for me - I'm not a couch potato.

    Last edited by Top_gun; 03-04-2017 at 11:16 PM.

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

    I kind of like my wall just being a wall and not getting dragged down into the Internet Of Things..

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

    Hmm. Hmmmmmm.

    Because my TV was £350? Because there's nowhere in my front room to project to? Because they are prohibitively expensive to run? There's a lot of reasons, a lot.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by malcmacq View Post
    I kind of like my wall just being a wall and not getting dragged down into the Internet Of Things..
    Wut?
    Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes; after that, who cares?! He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!


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

    lol why i do not use projectors because it looks really crappy and out of focus.
    there is not even one reason at all to spend a small fortune on a kinda useless projector system.
    colors look bleak so this article is a joke, i do not even want to play games on my tv as well.
    why you say because i love the sharp details in my games so why would i use a inferior medium to look at a game which looks awesome on my monitor.
    i really don't care of people call me old school, but a tv or projector is crap

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