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      07-24-2010, 02:18 AM   #1
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62" LCD vs 110" Projection Screen

Sorry for leaving the specifics out, but I just wanted some general info...which would you choose and why? I'd love to get a projector, but I've never owned one and don't know how it would be during the daytime. Anyone with experience please feel free to share. Thanks

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Have a projector, it's worthless during the day. Unless there has been massive gains in recent years, you will not be able to watch during the day unless your room is dark.
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projector not good

only for a home cinema
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LCD over a projector
I've heard too many negatives regarding projectors
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Yea if you have a room built like a theater projector is great, otherwise lcd/led.
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LCD over a projector
I've heard too many negatives regarding projectors
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Projector, but only if you can control the lighting of the room.

See my theater here

Otherwise, get the LCD flat panel for every day use.
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Projector, but only if you can control the lighting of the room.

See my theater here

Otherwise, get the LCD flat panel for every day use.
Damn, that is nice! can i come over?
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Projector if you can control the lighting. Or get a smaller LCD with a projector
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As a guy who's been working in the AV business, get an LCD TV.

Setting up the projector to be perfectly square and focused, running all the cables, and dealing with $500 bulbs that last about a year: a larger cinema experience just isn't worth the bullshit; however, the 150 or so projectors we have are heavily utilized so the bulb life will be longer for you depending upon how much you use it.

If you do get a projector, DON'T get an NEC. NECs are terrible. They are laggy and run Windows CE in the background. We've had numerous, numerous Windows crashes on these suckers and they completely freeze up as a result. Also, the lenses really suck. They all have some sort of noticeable imperfection on them that makes it so you cannot fully focus properly. The bottom-right corner seems to be the biggest issue we've seen in all of our NECs.
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The best applications for projectors I've come across are in basements or dedicated rooms where they can be made completely dark just by turning the lights off - time of day should have no affect on the light in the room.
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Forget both and get a rear projection unit. Mitsubishi makes them up to 83" and it'll be cheaper, with a better picture, than either the LCD or projector. No input lag (if you game), no motion blur like every LCD has, and more than bright enough to be used in any lighting condition. It also won't suffer from off-axis picture degradation like an LCD. Yes, it's going to be about a foot and a half deep so you won't be able to hang it but unless that's a must you can't beat a DLP rear projection unit.
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Damn, that is nice! can i come over?
Sure man... but that's a far drive from where you are at

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Forget both and get a rear projection unit. Mitsubishi makes them up to 83" and it'll be cheaper, with a better picture, than either the LCD or projector. No input lag (if you game), no motion blur like every LCD has, and more than bright enough to be used in any lighting condition. It also won't suffer from off-axis picture degradation like an LCD. Yes, it's going to be about a foot and a half deep so you won't be able to hang it but unless that's a must you can't beat a DLP rear projection unit.

Agree with this post completely. The Diamond series from Mitsubishi is awesome if you can afford the extra depth of the tv cabinet. DLP produces better blacks than what LCDs can do.
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Forget both and get a rear projection unit. Mitsubishi makes them up to 83" and it'll be cheaper, with a better picture, than either the LCD or projector. No input lag (if you game), no motion blur like every LCD has, and more than bright enough to be used in any lighting condition. It also won't suffer from off-axis picture degradation like an LCD. Yes, it's going to be about a foot and a half deep so you won't be able to hang it but unless that's a must you can't beat a DLP rear projection unit.
This is the route I went. My 67" Samsung LED DLP was about $2000 1.5 years ago and the picture rivals my Pioneer Elite 50" plasma. If you're not hanging it on the wall and can afford about 18" of depth, it is the way to go.

Since thin is in, DLP's aren't in demand and Samsung dropped the line-up. As stated above, Mitisubishi makes a good unit, too, and now they are the only ones in the game.
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