High definition TV or High definiton Projectors for watching films

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)
  1. profile image49
    M. HD projectorposted 9 years ago

    High definition TV or High definiton Projectors for watching films

    Is there any advantages in Buying a high definition projector over a high definition  tv when watching movies in Homes

  2. The Phil profile image56
    The Philposted 9 years ago

    I would say that as far as the image quality, the standards are identical. HD is HD. The benefit of the projector is that you can have significantly larger viewing sizes than a TV set. But the downside to that is that when the lamp life increases, the quality of the picture degrades. This half-life is a lot greater than the TV's.

  3. pschmitt profile image81
    pschmittposted 9 years ago

    Be careful on the native resolution of the projector.  Many LCD based projectors are 4x3 not 16x19 and get the wide screen format by using less of the LCD display.  DLP projectors do have native 16x19 format.  Make sure they support the full 1080p resolution which I believe is 1920x1080.    You also want to get the most Lumens you can.  An LCD will typically get higher lumens.  In either case, none will be as bright as a TV.  Refresh rate should also be considered.  Many projectors are designed for computers so 60 Hz is typical where you can get 120 Hz on newer LCD tv's.  The projectors you see in the $1000.00 range will probably not compare very well to the performance of a flat panel, you probably need to step up the a $2000 dlp projector.

    As for comparing to a LCD or Plasma display, if you have a room with sunlight your projector will not match the brightness and contrast of a TV.  They key benefit of the projector is screen size for the $. 

    Unless you will have a dedicated room with low light for your projection tv (like a screening room) I lean towards a flat panel lcd tv.

  4. apollog profile image58
    apollogposted 9 years ago

    After 15 years of working with home theater technology, I would say that it depends upon whether you enjoy and are able to watch movies in total darkness.  I have seen projectors outperform the best flat screens in dark rooms.  But since most living rooms have windows or doorways, it makes watching football on Sunday afternoon quite frustrating.  The most consistent quality, regardless of ambient light, is a flatscreen.  The purest would recommend a room with no windows or doors and a projector.

  5. sggdwi profile image52
    sggdwiposted 9 years ago

    Is ideal when you select the TV only.
    For the projector is not very efficient to watch old pro - a long time, and the image is also better on TV than Proyektor.Kit also will not be bothered with installation, and need a little room.

  6. 9to5 profile image48
    9to5posted 8 years ago

    Honestly, you'd be better off going with a TV, unless you have a very large space where you can house not only the projector but also the drop-down "white-board" that you'll be projecting on to. If you do have a large, flat wall and can get your room fairly dark, a projector could be good, but for 99% of people they just aren't practical. Of course, the quality is just the same - as someone else said, HD is HD. You may find more projectors that support 1080p than TV's, which could be a bonus.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)