Does anyone use a projector? How does it compare to a TV?

Does anyone use a projector?

How does it compare to a TV?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a powered screen that comes down in front of my tv so I can pick which depending on what I want. projectors are great but I usually only use mine in the evening. I have double curtains in the living room so I can use it during the day just fine. the model I bought has high brightness and I got a white screen so I can crank it up and it works during the day alright. they're definitely better but you need the proper setting. you also need an AV unit with a projector while with a tv you can get away with a soundbar or whatever but I use my AV system with both so it's not an issue. if you do shop around for projectors keep in mind your room layout. choose the right throw distance for the room you are using and also consider whether you want to use it with the lights on. horizontal keystone adjustment is very useful. my projector doesn't have that setting and it's a few inches off. I don't mind but guests comment on it since they think it's tilted when really the picture is just slightly larger on one side.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    another neat feature you might like is some projectors will turn the liight off for portions of the screen when changing aspect ratio while others project black. you might want to go for a nicer one depending on if it will bother you. I have a cheapo projector while my dad's $4500 denon projector has all the bells and whistles

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      whoops have no clue what brand my dad's projector is, I think the AV unit is denon. he built a theater in his house and has all the bullshit including shit like extra quiet air returns to keep the room nice and the projector has its own closet with a window

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had a BenQ one some years ago, they're probably better now. I got about 4 years out of it before it started losing pixels. It started with one, then two, then rapidly a whole constellation. It was a bit of a pain in the ass to set up a room easily darkened for it, and a proper screen, but was it worth it? Well, it was a 180" screen and basically like having a movie theatre. It was a fun four years. I'd get another one, I've since moved and there isn't enough space to make a proper go of it, but it would be my preference.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like a heating issue fucked the mirrors.

      How much does a midrange one cost?
      Especially one that can do native 4K HDR like my $250 TV can.

      Your TV probably isn't doing real HDR. I'd you don't have high enough brightness in a dark room and you're not using an OLED your TV is basically emulating/simulating HDR.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    girls love it

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use mine more than my tv now. It's not as HD but it's bigger and I got used to watching movies standing up. I have it on the same table as my tv and it projects onto to wall above my couch pretty well. I can only use it at night but that's fine with me. Even the slightest daylight through the chinks of the window shades will ruin it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I can only use it at night but that's fine with me. Even the slightest daylight through the chinks of the window shades will ruin it.
      That's when I watch the majority of my movies anyway. I'm all about ambiance and I was thinking of having it to where I use my TV in the daytime, and at night I pull down a screen in front of it and project onto it. I'm especially curious if there's a particular look to projection that makes it unique from TV beyond the obvious benefit of larger screen size. I like the idea of a theater-like experience, but I don't know if a digital projector will offer the experience I'm thinking of.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The bigger picture size really is a game-changer. If you don't have a spare wall I guess you need a screen, but I'll add what you really need are good speakers, if you don't have some already hooked up to your tv.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I have a full on surround sound system. My only concern is that my room is small, so a 180 inch projection isn't necessarily a benefit.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How much does a midrange one cost?
    Especially one that can do native 4K HDR like my $250 TV can.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Much better. Once you have one you wont want to go back. The screen size you get is better than any of the gay marketing picture quality garbage once you experience it. Get a 2.1 or 5.1 set up for it though. Even just some good bookcase speakers with bass.

      You can get a second hand 1080p native optoma projector for 200 bong here in england. I imagine its the same if not a bit cheaper in USA. A 4k "native" (pixel shifted) projector is like 500-600 starting.

      I have a project and a small TV in the same room.

      1. Don't buy some no name chink shit like the pic you posted. There's a shit ton of it on Amazon

      2. I literally never want to go back to TVs after owning a projector for about a year now

      3. TV is fine when I wanna boot up a game quickly

      4. Old TV shows kinda look better on a TV because they were designed for the cathode ray tube

      5. You will never want to go back to a TV after watching a Bluray or 4k disc

      6. OLED/HDR/Atmos is the current meme to sucker people for their money. No matter what bullshit you talk about "Le Sony or Le Samsung is better" most likely they are using a OLED display made by LG

      Ask me anything.

      The 1080p and 4k native chink ones arent that bad but you're still better going for a used optoma just for the ANSI lumens it provides. But getting a new bulb for the optoma ones should be taken in to consideration because they only have a lifespan of around 3000-6000 hours which is nothing if you're hooking up your PC to your projector.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > 4k "native" (pixel shifted)
        Why scare quotes and parenthesis? What are you getting at?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          projectors work differently to TVs. They dont need a native 4k chip to produce a native 4k image. They can use a 1080p or 1440p chip and use image fuckery to shift the pixels to a different location on the screen, creating the same amount of pixels as a 4k image which is 3840x2160. The projectors with actual 4k chips are like $10k

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            > They can use a 1080p or 1440p chip and use image fuckery to shift the pixels to a different location on the screen, creating the same amount of pixels as a 4k image
            That doesn't make sense

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              sure it does. What happens is that a projector lamp is shot at a projector chip, which is basically a chip of lots of tiny mirrors in a 1080p configuration. These mirrors shift in the X and Y axis 4x every frame, creating 4x the resolution as the light reflects off them out of the projector, creating a 4k image.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If they're just duplicate pixels that can't display unique information, I don't see how that's comparable to native 4K

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                they arent duplicate pixels.

                Linus fagtips does a better job explaining it than me.

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  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The large size really is a different experience than a tv for movies.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use a 50 bux 720p tiny chink projector from amazon for the bedroom and it's pretty nice in pitch black lighting.
    The projected screen is around 150" on the ceiling.
    Obviously the black levels are worse than even on the cheapest old LCD tvs, but the atmosphere makes up for it
    For audio, I use a bluetooth speaker that I got for 35 bucks

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >that ambience
      I'd let you fuck me while we watched Aladdin

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      id suck the stitch line one of your balls in that room man

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I would massage the shit out of your penis in that place

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a project and a small TV in the same room.

    1. Don't buy some no name chink shit like the pic you posted. There's a shit ton of it on Amazon

    2. I literally never want to go back to TVs after owning a projector for about a year now

    3. TV is fine when I wanna boot up a game quickly

    4. Old TV shows kinda look better on a TV because they were designed for the cathode ray tube

    5. You will never want to go back to a TV after watching a Bluray or 4k disc

    6. OLED/HDR/Atmos is the current meme to sucker people for their money. No matter what bullshit you talk about "Le Sony or Le Samsung is better" most likely they are using a OLED display made by LG

    Ask me anything.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Ask me anything.
      What projector do you use?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Optoma UHD-38

        But I also tried
        Anker Nebula Cosmos
        ViewSonic PX-727-4k
        BenQ TK800

        Along with some no name Chinese garbage

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Do projectors do HDR?

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone know anything about UST (Ultra Short Throw) Projectors? Thinking about the 'Formovie Theater' but I have white walls and curtains but not blackout curtains.
    Probably not worth unless ur anal about making the room pitch black right?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      UST projectors are incredibly expensive. They're usually laser projectors so you dont have to worry that much about a little ambient light if you're watching casually as they're bright as all fuck. The thing is that they probably have a larger footprint in your room than just mounting a projector to the ceiling and you still have to pull the projector from the wall by around 1-2 feet so the cabinet you're resting it on is just awkwardly 1-2 feet from the wall. . If you dont have the space they're great but you're paying 1-2 grand+ for them so they better be. You can get a normal 4k projector for half the price.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no I just project in my mind

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Been using one for years. Since I kept getting fucking smashed drunk and killing my big screens. 1/3rd the cost and you get a fuck off massive screen. I think I'm clocked at 230inches. Downsides are you need absolute darkness. So I installed black out curtains. Also there is a bit of noise from the cooling fan.

    However this bitch is 5ft tall when I'm slapping it so I think it is well worth the slight downsides.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It cost a fortune in energy consumption

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      not really if you account for screen size

      a 60' tv must be around 100W
      a projector creates a 120' screen size and must be around 250-300W

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >4K @ 92"
    It's like a TV, but bigger.

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