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Discussion in 'Gear' started by Bonky, Jan 11, 2017.
Investigating one of those versus a television
Takes a specific set-up
I have a huge window that ruins the only wall I have suited for such a screen, so I had to settle on a 70" TV
Yep. Make sure you can make the room completely dark. Get block out blinds that cover the whole window and them some. Especially the gap between curtain edge and window. Light spills through anything.
Our basement. 3 little windows that I'll have blackout curtains on.
The real issue is longevity.
You'll get 3000 hours minimum per lamp. They're easy to change.
Problem is the cost of replacement. Depending on the projector type... could be an expensive bulb.
Probably not a big issue, though.
To be fair about it, a 65" wasn't what I was shopping for, but the 60" that I wanted was $300 more than the 65" for the same make and model. I got one of the samsung 8000 series at bestbuy.
It was a no-brainer for me.
So the local drive in closed awhile back and I bought and moved the 40 x 20 screen into my back yard and the projector in a neighbors barn across the street. Only drawback in no HD picture.
Projectors are pretty BA. Working on simulators for the DOD for the last decade, I'm familiar with a few brands. Barco, JVC, Mitsubishi and Sharp all make units that are a snap to change bulbs on.
I considered getting one for myself, but my man cave is only 20x25, and I've already almost filled it with stuff for other interests.