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#233667 26-Apr-2018 22:16
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Hi all,


I have had my existing entertainment system for over 6 years with a 55'' FHD LCD TV and a PS3. My kids are now over 5 and I think it is now a good time to upgrade. I would appreciate some feedbacks.


My thought at the moment is to keep my existing 55'' LCD TV for daytime viewing and normal TV watching. The followings will be added for night-time 4k viewing:


- Benq w1700 4k projector $2,200 + ceiling mount bracket $80


- XBox One X $700 for playing 4k blueray and 4k gaming, and Dynamix 10m HDMI 18Gbs 4K cable $35


- Brateck Motorised 135'' projector screen $350


The total cost of $3,300 which seems very reasonable. Well below my budget of $6k. I am wondering if someone would have comments or suggestions on the products above. I know most of them are lower end products. Should I spend a bit more on any of the above which will make a significant improvement to the overall experience?


Many thanks in advance

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Uber Geek


  #2003173 26-Apr-2018 23:55
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The obvious way to spend more of the "budget" is spend an extra $3k on the projector.


Will you get a better result, only doing demo's will let you figure that out.


You havn't mentioned the speaker setup or receiver/amp you are using which is probable due an upgrade to pass 4k.

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Ultimate Geek

  #2003223 27-Apr-2018 08:27
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I am also looking at an upgrade to the BenQ 4k projectors - either the w1700 or they will be releasing the tk800 soon which has higher lumens - so better for rooms without full light control. 


Getting  a demo for either is key - but may be a challenge as they are generally sold via PC stores as opposed to HT places - albeit RapalloAV will be getting the TK800 in a week or 2.


I would also recommend a dedicated 4k streamer - eg. the Nvidia Shield. For while I have tested by Xbox One for streaming - incl NF, YT and Kodi - it doesn't seem as solid @ 4k as the Shield - but maybe the XBox One X will be better?


Good luck with your upgrade!

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