(Topic ID: 107578)

Projector vs TV in a game room

By Max_Badazz

4 years ago

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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by ccotenj
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    “TV or Projector for a small tv area on the new game room”

    • TV...get a 60" and you'll be happy 67 votes
    • Projector....get a portable and break it out on the coffee table 2 votes
    • Projector....ceiling mount a decent one 54 votes

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    #48 4 years ago

    Projector is always better....I design them everyday and love the feel and look. They have such flexibility and much better on the eye's and you can do a pull down screen where you want. I would adjust the lighting and get a projector vs. a TV. I am totally biased in this area. I have many TV's and projector's mounted around my house. Projector's in gameroom's ROCK!!!....I have a NEC U300X UST projector in my gameroom / garage that produces 84 inches at 20 inches away and it is awesome.

    #49 4 years ago
    Quoted from Trekkie1978:

    Gonna cost like $4,000 for the proper tv setup.
    I'm $6,000 for my 70" LED, A/V, speakers, blu-ray, xbox 360, and harmony one remote.
    And people wonder why I don't want to get married...

    You don't need this serious of a set up in a gameroom. Yes you can get married and still enjoy these luxuries too. You just have to find the right one.

    #53 4 years ago
    Quoted from Max_Badazz:

    I've got the sound and game systems covered already....just the video needs to be purchased (which looks to be a TV over projector)

    The one other thing to remember is when the TV is shut off it is a ugly big black box on the wall. You can use video screen paint and when the projector is not on ; you don't have anything on the wall. Once you go over 70 inches the big black box on the wall when shut off is an eye sore.

    I think everyone has given you the trade offs now you have to decide for your situation.

    #62 4 years ago
    Quoted from VolunteerPin:

    Just saw this: http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/24/6838489/how-vizio-p-series-999-4k-uhd-tv
    Not sure if you're wanting a 4k but this is interesting news. It will be great to see how that causes increased price pressure on existing technology.

    It won't because hard to resolve 4k at small screen technology and the conversion for most media is just at 1080p. 720p is just starting to leave mainstream media and transmission availability in most area's of the world. 4k just does not have alot of room to grow outside of large venue.

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    #77 4 years ago
    Quoted from PW79:

    PJ arrived today!
    I couldn't help but to shine it on a beige wall w/ no audio
    Can't wait to get my screen & install this nonsense in the gameroom
    My little one was confused when she saw it lol

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    Perfect. Looks great. I am now running 3 projectors in my house. Love them all. Since I develop projector technology I am biased; but there is nothing like 100-200 inch screen. Flat panels are no comparison.

    #82 4 years ago

    The nice thing about a projector is you don't have the serious eye strain. I was at a buddies house who has a 90inch sharp. Beautiful picture; amazing colors; evening looking at it. Headache and eye fatique. I like the softness of a large screen projector in a game room. Just not overbearing.

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