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Topic # 196042 17-May-2016 10:39
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Just out of interest.  Are they gone with the dinosaur for the home user? 

 

 

 

I can see they are somewhat used at the workplaces, auditoriums, club rooms and schools / universities.  But some workplaces have gone with HDTVs including 6 seater cubicles without the need for the extra room.  For home use I was brought up with the days of 6x4 prints so I have never experienced slide film projections and then it was the CRT TVs and now LED TVs.   Only now experiencing slide film with my hobby of photography with almost free equipment that no one wants. 


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  Reply # 1553998 17-May-2016 10:45
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Ahh, thought you meant home theater projectors from the title.   I have one . 

 

But you are referring to slide projectors perhaps. 

 

No real use from them now you can digitise your old collection and not worry about dust and dirt. 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1554008 17-May-2016 10:52
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I mean projectors in general.  Yes I mean home theatre projectors.  :)  Now we have HDTV I don't see people I know use them for homes now.  Homes they prefer the HDTV to show pictures and watch movies, workplaces not all but many rooms they prefer wall mounted HDTV.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1554019 17-May-2016 11:01
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Projects in the home theater context are still in use, and there are several people here on geekzone who have them.  I am considering moving to one with an upcoming house move but need to weigh up the picture quality, specifically the black levels vs. my Panasonic VT Plasma against the larger picture size.

There are several 4K models on the market.  I have had projectors in the past and nothing beats them for immersion.


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  Reply # 1554052 17-May-2016 11:36
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Will be installing a projector in our new house. As Timbosan says, you can't beat them for immersion... just don't watch everything on them, save them for movies and keep the big screen magic. Leave the News to the TV :-)


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  Reply # 1554054 17-May-2016 11:37
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timbosan:

 

Projects in the home theater context are still in use, and there are several people here on geekzone who have them.  I am considering moving to one with an upcoming house move but need to weigh up the picture quality, specifically the black levels vs. my Panasonic VT Plasma against the larger picture size.

There are several 4K models on the market.  I have had projectors in the past and nothing beats them for immersion.

 

 

JVC X5000/X7000/X9000 have better blacks than the VT Plasma range. I will be either going with the JVC X5000 or Sony VPL-HW65ES projector. JVC has really good blacks, contrast, lumens and 3D for projector. Also it's UHD ready with HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 ports. Only thing it sucks at it online fps gaming. If I go the JVC way, I will use it with a BenQ W1100 for gaming.





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  Reply # 1554302 17-May-2016 17:33
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Yes I bought an Epson home theatre projector at the Boxing day sales. I have set up a spare bedroom as a home theatre and as alluded to in the posts above, I also purely use it for watching movies or sports events - for regular TV I just watch my plain old 50 inch tv in the lounge.

 

There's nothing like a good action movie or a rugby game/America's Cup race on  a projector.


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  Reply # 1554316 17-May-2016 17:59
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timbosan:

 

Projects in the home theater context are still in use, and there are several people here on geekzone who have them.  I am considering moving to one with an upcoming house move but need to weigh up the picture quality, specifically the black levels vs. my Panasonic VT Plasma against the larger picture size.

There are several 4K models on the market.  I have had projectors in the past and nothing beats them for immersion.

 

 

 

 

Don't think, just do it.

 

I have a Panny VT20 Plasma and an AE7000 projector. The Plasma is better in every objective measure (except size) yet the projector wins hands down for watching anything of consequence... Movies, good TV, Sports - everything is better on the projector. Possible caveat that I only usually watch stuff when it's dark, so if you do lots of daytime viewing then perhaps the TV might win.

 

 

 

Also, spend decent money on a screen. The cheapos that are just basically PVC have terrible specular reflections and they SMELL!!

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 


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  Reply # 1554512 18-May-2016 01:58
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You can't beat a projector for movie watching.
We watch TV upstairs on a TV, downstairs we have the projector set up, like going to the movies only better.
We also use it for big sporting events and HBO style TV series.

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