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  • 03-05-2004, 06:35 PM
    uncooked
    Projector
    im setting up a home theatre for a aunt of mine, and originally she wanted a samsung hdtv big screen like a 51 inch or so, but i got thinking, that tv is like 5500 canadian, why dont i buy her a good projector instead. you see the whol thing is she doesnt have room for a large "thick tv" so why not have any at all. just a screen that can roll up, it would work much better.

    now the only question is, is there a good projector out there that can match the quality of a samsung hdtv? and where can i get it from.
  • 03-05-2004, 08:44 PM
    spacedeckman
    Okay, but you are going to be into some more $$
    The Sony LCDs are relatively cheap (little one is $3k US) and look pretty good. I've got a friend with the Yamaha LPX500(?) LCD and it looks noticably better, but it is 1/2 again the money.

    A motorized screen will chew up a lot of money. $1500-1800 and up US. Get a low gain white (1.2-1.3 or so) and life will be good. However, you need light control in the room. If you have lots of windows that you can't cover during the day, a projector is "right out". That's where a regular TV does better. And if you are going to use it a lot, a $600US bulb every 1500-2000 hours can add up.

    That's the big picture.
  • 03-26-2004, 03:59 PM
    shaizi
    Info About the projectors.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by uncooked
    im setting up a home theatre for a aunt of mine, and originally she wanted a samsung hdtv big screen like a 51 inch or so, but i got thinking, that tv is like 5500 canadian, why dont i buy her a good projector instead. you see the whol thing is she doesnt have room for a large "thick tv" so why not have any at all. just a screen that can roll up, it would work much better.

    now the only question is, is there a good projector out there that can match the quality of a samsung hdtv? and where can i get it from.

    Hi,
    I live in North Vancouver, B.C. I carry an entire Lineup of LCD and DLP projectors. From budget to Highend. If you need more info, please send me an email at "fullcontact@shaw.ca"and I will send detailed information on the projectors or any question that you may have. Best regards.
  • 03-26-2004, 07:29 PM
    Studio B
    I recently saw a Toshiba projector TV at Best Buy that had a great picture and a wide viewing angle. The cool thing is that it was only 19 inches deep and about $1,400 U.S. The bad thing is that is a 42 inch unit. I was more amazed by the picture quality. Maybe check one of those out.
  • 03-27-2004, 03:26 AM
    Geoffcin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by uncooked
    im setting up a home theatre for a aunt of mine, and originally she wanted a samsung hdtv big screen like a 51 inch or so, but i got thinking, that tv is like 5500 canadian, why dont i buy her a good projector instead. you see the whol thing is she doesnt have room for a large "thick tv" so why not have any at all. just a screen that can roll up, it would work much better.

    now the only question is, is there a good projector out there that can match the quality of a samsung hdtv? and where can i get it from.

    STOP! Before you go out and get a front projector ask yourself if the room it is going into has complete light control. Projectors are great ONLY in darkend room. If the room has windows that cannot be fully shaded, a pass-through to another room, or worst of all a skylight, then a projector is not a good option.