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Old 11-04-02, 11:22 PM
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Whats the Deal with Projection TV"S??? NEED HELP

I was thinking about buying a projection TV, I dont know much about them, that or like a 48" Widescreen tv from Pansonic i saw at a pretty good price, So whats the deal with these things? Are they good? Ive seen them pretty good prices on ebay, and also can they be projected in Widescreen as well(16:9 ratio i think it is)? And how is the quality?
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Old 11-05-02, 11:51 PM
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To clear this up incase anyone isthinking otherwise, i mean prjectors, like the ones you hang from you wall and stuff, and project an image on yur wall.
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Old 11-06-02, 07:44 AM
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Originally posted by Mantecore
To clear this up incase anyone isthinking otherwise, i mean prjectors, like the ones you hang from you wall and stuff, and project an image on yur wall.
Depending on your budget this can be the best viewing experience possible.

Alot needs to go into a setup, proper room lighting, screen size and type and the projector you are using.
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Old 11-06-02, 11:32 AM
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What you refered to the first post was clearly a rear projection TV. Something like this:



But in the second post you talked about a front projection system like this:



The quality of front projection can be excellent. One of the major advantages is large screen size like 80-120" diagonal. Another great advantage is the fact that you can project 1.33, 1.85, .2.35 or any other ascept ratio. (although a digital projector has a native ascept ratio)

One problem is that you need a dark room, and I mean the DARKER the better.

Here are a few articles to help you get started with digital pj's:

http://www.projectorcentral.com/big_screen_tvs.htm
(Note that the prices in this article are old. New projectors start around $1500, as do HD rear projection TV's.)

http://www.projectorcentral.com/lcd_dlp.htm
http://www.projectorcentral.com/formats.htm

If you are still interested, start reading threads in the sub-$5000 digital projector forum at:

http://www.avsforum.com

Don't worry, after a while what they are talking about will start to make sense.
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Old 11-06-02, 11:10 PM
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Yeah was looking to have about a 70 inch and widescreen is definetly a must, also whats good lumens to get? Because a lot of the ones i see are like 1200 and i dont want ***** [please don't use those types of words here - http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=240891 -X] quality while im watching in a lighted room? I dont know much about these things at all, so dont know if they are a good investment. I was looking to spend like $1300.00
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Old 11-07-02, 10:15 AM
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Sounds like your best bet would be a RPTV then. Unless the viewing room is completely dark (think movie theater dark), then you may want to hold off on a front projector.
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RPTV???
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Old 11-07-02, 11:48 PM
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Well i may just get this 48 inch panasonic widescreen hdtv, bestbuy has it for 1500$, seems good deal to me, anyone know where to find good prices on these things? also i will most likely wait to christman, cause hopefully i can get some good deals, and best buy has the get a free leather chair and ottoman right now, which is kinda kool!
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