Originally Posted by DJL
I personally don't think projectors really cut it for television use - which is what I assume you would be using it for. The main disadvantage being that unless the room is really dark you donít get proper blacks and thus poor contrast.
I've assisted in the purchase of about 100 projectors over the last few years for several colleges. After trialling many makes/models, I donít think even the newest all singing all dancing projectors produce a particularly good picture under normal conditions. Then after you factor in the price of bulbs I think they become very unattractive.
If you want a big TV Iíd go for plasma.
I wouldn't go for Plasma - they are on their way out already!!!
I would wait for the new carbon nanotube screens or SED tvs which will be out as early as next year!!!
Basically they work in a similar way to the conventional TV but instead of having just 3 electron guns they have a cabon nanotube gun for every pixel - basically you get CRT performance from a thin screen!!!
Toshiba have a 50" due out soon!!!
And I remember when I first joined Ribnet some posters mocking me for saying Plasmas would be short lived!!!