projector for my room?

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  1. 1FastRide

    1FastRide New Member

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    im thinking about buying this toshiba projector for $1000. does anyone here use a projector? was it worth it? what are the pro's and con's?
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    Which projector?
     
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    umm its the new one, its the 1400 luma.
    do you have to pay taxes on the internet?
     
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    usually, yes... sometimes you only have to pay taxes when you are living in the state it is being sold from.
     
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    www.avsforum.com has a tremendous amount of information

    3500 and under forum
     
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    dude, you have alot of reading to do first!!

    I dont own a projector, but the biggest con to me is that your room must be pretty much completely dark. Outside light makes your projected image look weaker. Spending $250 every year or two for bulbs really doesnt bother me, but for some, that is a con.
     
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    i don't own a projector either - however - i do know someone who has a 13 year old projector of his own in his house - and a system so loud that he can feel the midbass from his front stage even if he mutes his subs and all other speakers!

    by feel - i'm talking about the actual gusts of air! (he's like me - we prefer to build our own home theater and home stereo speakers than buy them!)


    but yeah - i've talked to him a few times


    now as far as projectors go, those lowend ones are cool - and can be used (don't know about in a small room) pretty easily (either by suspending it from the ceiling or putting it on a table)

    now - the problem - is as you stated - it is weak - and will be difficult to see in a room that is illuminated by either natural light or some light source in front of the screen (behind it may be ok if you are using a screen and not a 'wall'


    but to say all projectors are that way is false - first - not all of them burn out bulbs at the same rate as others.

    secondly - many 'real' projectors (i call em 'real' because i'm talking about highend professional ones) are so powerful that you can indeed view them while in a room that is illuminated.

    when i mentioned myself thinking of buying one - his biggest reccomendation: do some research on what was big 5 or 10 years ago - and buy one of those - that way - you can get a used one that would be much nicer than the one you could get brand new.

    like the one he has - it was a $30,000 projector new in its day - now its worth about $3000 - 4000 if he were to sell it - but still - at $4000 - it is better than many you can find in stores for $10,000 or more

    if you get some nice accent lighting for the room to compensate for the necessity of low lighting - you could get away with a very nice HUGE screen in that room



    hope that helps!
     

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