Projector vs LCD

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  1. Arod

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    So at the new house I am going to build a man cave and I am wondering if I should go for a big LCD or an HD projector. I would like to stay below $2500 for the TV or projector. There are no windows in the room so light will not be an issue at all.

    What to do RC!
     
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    No windows = projector.
     
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    Once it is framed and such I will have about 10 feet of wall space to work with. What is the price range on a HD projector now-a-days?
     
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    Have you cleared the "man cave" idea with your new fiance?
     
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    Well it is going to be a studio viewing room/media room for us...so it will be all taken care of through the business.

    It was cleared when we bought the house :lol:
     
  8. billybob

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    Buy the Panasonic PT-AE3000 HD projector.


    I picked mine up for ~$2800 tax in and it blows me away every time I use it. Its unreal. I will never own a tv over a projector for the mancave again.
     
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    This is relevant to my interests.

    This room probably won't be up and running till the fall but I have a nice blank canvas in the unfinished area of the basement to work with.

    I am thinking projector is a good idea
     
  10. billybob

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    definitely a good idea.


    When you're working with a dedicated room, a projector just makes sense. No TV will be big enough.
     
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    Projector it is...time to start saving teh pennies to get this room ready!
     
  12. billybob

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    Let me know when you start procuring. I can give you the down low on lots of goodies at a decent price.
     
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    Run all the cables you'll ever need and then some before you put the drywall up. HDMI, Component, S-video, speaker wires for up the 7 speakers. Do it all. Anything you think you MIGHT use, run it.
     
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    I'd go projector as well - just ensure you do the math and can put the projector back far enough to actually be able to generate the picture size you want.

    When I set up my cave, I looked at both, but the projector would only give me about the same size screen as the LCD I picked up because of room size constraints.
     
  15. billybob

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    Most decent HD projectors have zoom and vertical/horizontal shifting. I just picked a spot on the ceiling that looked symmetrical and adjusted the image afterwards.

    I can do anything from 60" to 200" from the location I mounted it at.
     
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    My LCD pretty much takes up all the available wall space. :lol:
     

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