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    QOTW: TV or projector?

    Which do you use, and have you considered a change?
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    Re: QOTW: TV or projector?

    None. Watching TV is a waste of life.

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    Re: QOTW: TV or projector?

    Quote Originally Posted by Top_gun View Post
    None. Watching TV is a waste of life.
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    Re: QOTW: TV or projector?

    I use a TV, also use a TV as my monitor (4K, 43" HDR, cost me £650 2+ years ago. Can barely get that in a monitor now), but if I had the space it'd be a projector in a heartbeat. 100+", surround sound, it's just such an experience. Makes even the most crappy of media come to life.

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    Re: QOTW: TV or projector?

    I've got a 55 inch LG EF950V oled downstairs for films, and a 27.5 inch samsung 4K QLED monitor upstairs for gaming. I'd love a projector but don't have a good place to set it up

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    Re: QOTW: TV or projector?

    TV, because it's a TV, is only 50", fits in the little corner of our little cottage, doesn't need a dark room or specific wall setup to work, won't burn out the bulb and cost lots for a replacement, and whatever other issues projectors usually have/had. Is also simple enough that the Ttaskmistress can plug & play it with her Sky box, and not have to ask me stupid/awkward questions that I have neither answers to nor interest in...

    But if I was building myself a SimPit, I believe projectors would be the better option in such a case... especially if I was building it into the cut-down fuselage of a real aircraft, like one guy I was lucky enough to meet!
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    Re: QOTW: TV or projector?

    we only have one tv in our house a 2yr old 55" LG which gets used about twice a week so I can't see any chance of buying a projector.

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    Re: QOTW: TV or projector?

    We have a small lounge with a 32 inch telly and fixed projector aimed at a removable 60 inch screen.

    But we've since had an extension including a snug where I've put a 65 inch OLED where most of the gaming and movie stuff happens.

    Projector rarely used now...

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    Re: QOTW: TV or projector?

    We don't watch sport, we watch very few, mostly old, films. We will not be investing in anything expensive to watch the, mostly, crap that is left. We have a 4 year old, 40inch LG that won't be replaced until it meats the choir invisible or has to be nailed to it's perch.

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    Re: QOTW: TV or projector?

    A few years ago I might have gone projector. I even had several here for a few months on loan from Epson, etc. Most of my early issues have long been resolved.

    But now, I no longer have the inclinator, or desire the faffing involved in a neat installation. And, we don't watch that much TV anyway, and even a modest TV suffices for that.

    So, TV, if anything at all.

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    Re: QOTW: TV or projector?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    A few years ago I might have gone projector. I even had several here for a few months on loan from Epson, etc. Most of my early issues have long been resolved.

    But now, I no longer have the inclinator, or desire the faffing involved in a neat installation. And, we don't watch that much TV anyway, and even a modest TV suffices for that.

    So, TV, if anything at all.
    We set up a projector for my Dad many moons ago. It was a decent projector in the right environment with the right screen and so on.

    It was still just a faff and ultimately he mostly used the monitor (because he's a cheapskate and didn't want to ever replace the bulb - this is the man who doesn't indicate in his car because of the bulb longevity.... ooh, there's an idea. LED indicators for a Christmas present).

    Personally, I never found the benefits of the projector outweighed the tradeoffs. BUT I'd never criticise someone for wanting one as long as they were aware of the issues and were happy with them. I have a 27" 4K monitor upstairs and we have a 4K telly which is about 40" or so downstairs. TV was bought due to being dirt cheap, end of line stuff. PC monitor is a little different. I barely watch TV. It's all streamed stuff of my choosing or youtube stuff which usually amounts to lectures on various things I know nothing about or alternative news sources such as Tim Pool. TV news is a waste of time. So really, our TV is background noise thing whilst we do other things.

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    Re: QOTW: TV or projector?

    Bulb price always was an issue because the £200-£300 (more, in sone cases) was a good chunk of the cost of a decent TV.

    The single biggest benefit, IMHO, was picture size .... assuming the room was big enough to get the projector a decent distance from the wall/screen, but then, you needed a projector with a decent output level. A major problem was performance in another other than near darkness, or at a minimum, subdued light.

    All told, a number of benefits but also drawbacks, even if the tchnology now is several generations later than that, and many issues addressed.

    But now, of course, pretty large flatscreen TVs don't cost silly money (and in the times I'm referring to, either simply weren't available or were plasma and bloomin'pricey.

    Which for me anyway, begs the question .... just how big do you want to get? I can't go uch beyond 50" without completely redesigning the room, and moving or getting rid of some pretty expensive wall units .... which I'm not (or not currently) willing to do.

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    Re: QOTW: TV or projector?

    Until projectors can match the picture quality of a TV (and specially, an OLED) at the same price point, I don't see the point. Unless of course you just want "big" and don't care about picture quality.

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    Re: QOTW: TV or projector?

    We have a Samsung QE65 Q7FN TV, don't think I'd ever consider a projector for the lack of punchyness during daytime watching.

    65" is plenty big enough when we're sat within 4M of the thing, and with HDR1500, QLED panel tech, 4K resolution and all the smart features you can throw at a TV, it's the ideal solution, IMO.

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    Re: QOTW: TV or projector?

    TV always; projectors can only give you bigger screens and nothing else. Unless you pay ungodly amounts of money on a projection system you'll get lower resolution, lower contrast, lower brightness, worse colors and worse compatibility all that while consuming more power and having a variable effectiveness depending on lighting conditiond, probably you'll get a combination of all of those aforementioned points only for a bigger screen. I can't see how it's worth it for home use.

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    TV for me. I'd like a projector but now these paperthin and foldable TVs are round the corner there's no need


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