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Looking for Projector information / recommendations
Would someone be interested in educating me about projectors? Rather than get another big heavy TV I've decided to see if a projector is feasible and worth it. I'll be playing Wii, PS2, DVDs, and possibly XBox 360 on it. I'll probably want to ceiling mount it from the middle of the room so that it doesn't get obstructed by standing on a Wii Balance Board or other stand-up game. That's really my main concern (and how to explain the ceiling mount to the apartment complex).

Currently the best rated Projector on Newegg is the Optoma HD20 1920 x 1080 DLP 1080P Home Theater Projector 1700 ANSI Lumens 4000:1 for 900$. Is this overkill for my usage? Would a less expensive one be better? Or is a projector probably not what I'm looking for and something else would be a better bang for the buck?


Current Mood: curious curious

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pdmorehouse From: pdmorehouse Date: December 1st, 2010 11:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
so depending on your room I like my projector. Sounds like what you are going to use it you for you might be looking at overkill and can get away with 720p. The biggest downfall of the projector is light. if you have to much light it can kinda be a killer. It also means you are playing games in the dark. Where playing controller games this isn't a big deal doing wii stuff it might be a downfall.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 2nd, 2010 12:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I have a 'blackout' curtain over the only window. Even in mid day it is fairly dim in the room. I didn't have any trouble seeing your screen even with some of the overhead lights on. The only other light in my room are lamps that can be adjusted.

Do you have a link to information about your projector?
lakeguy From: lakeguy Date: December 1st, 2010 11:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I e-mailed Jay about that as that is what he does for a living for work.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 1st, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool, thanks.
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 2nd, 2010 01:08 am (UTC) (Link)

You want the Nikko R2D2 projector, of course


zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 2nd, 2010 01:15 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: You want the Nikko R2D2 projector, of course

Hahahah, nice. It could use a better contract ratio (compared to the one I linked, anyway) but otherwise looks really nice. They packed a lot of features into that body.

Glad to see you're still out there. :)
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