- Jan 23, 2010
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I've really been wanting one lately but I don't know anyone who has one. Anybody here have a projector that they use regularly? How is the picture quality compared to a TV?
used to have one but sold it, the quality just did not stack up to a conventional HD TV.
How far back would you need to mount a projector to get it to fit a 100-120 inch screen?
Always wanted to go with a projector but it always seemed too expensive, how much should one look to pay for a set up like that? I have a surround sound system already.
*edit* I dont care about 3D. Would a different model be okay if I didnt want the Optoma HD33?
If you already have a surround sound and don't care about 3D you can put a setup together for under $1000. I got my Optoma projector at Costco for like $899, but you can get them for cheaper. A pull down screen with shipping will run you about $150.
When I put my theater room together I spent about $2500, but I also bought a new Yamaha receiver, Definitive speakers, and a PS3 to run as my bluray/media player. I've seen high end TV's run for more than that. I'm sure they're really good at what they do and look amazing, but I put a whole theater room together for cheaper and it's awesome watching movies in it. I'm sure a video/audio snob can pick my set up apart, but it suits my needs.
Some of favourite gaming moments were playing Bioshock and Oblivion on the big screen projector, I found it to be a lot more immersive.
I lent my old projector to a friend who left it in his apartment when he moved out then the Landlord said there was no projector :-(
Looked at what Costco is carrying, and they don't even carry the Optoma line anymore, and what they are carrying is a lot more expensive. I found the HD180 on Ebay and they were running anywhere from $650-$799
Here is pretty much the same projector, but from the line that Best Buy carries. A little more expensive at $999, but still a great unit. Best Buy reviews are giving it 4.6/5 with 14 reviews.