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Should I get a Video Projector instead of a TV?

Hi Guys, I currently have a 25" CRT TV because I don't really watch a lot of TV and I can't really fit or afford a proper sized flat-screen TV in my room.

A Video Projector sounded like a pretty good idea since I watch less than 10 hours of TV a week and when I do want to watch it I care about the quality
Also, I think it's cheaper, I've seen some models going for less than 1000$ that do 1080p and you can have 60" of projection easily with them, but I'm not sure of the performance during daylight

How many Lumens should It have so I can see stuff on my wall during daylight? what kind of projectors do you think would be good?

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I don't know about others but i am confused.

You said; "I currently have a 25" CRT TV".... I can't really fit or afford a proper sized flat-screen TV"...then you talk about 60" projection.

I believed a high quality projector and screen will cost more. The advantage of projection is BIG screen (I think tv don't go higher than 65"). So what's your objective?

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A 40" TV on a wall isn't the same as a Projection screen

What I like about the Projector is that I can move it around and get rid of it when I don't use it and take it with me if i need it, I don't have the space for some furniture to hold a 42" TV, and Hanging it on the wall might not work since those TV's are very heavy

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How much do you think the 25" CRT tv weight?

50, 60, or 70lbs.; Guess how much a 32" lcd tv weight?...about 45lbs.

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Wrong quote;

25lb. for 32"; 35lb. for 40"; so 45lb must be for a 47".

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All projectors need to be shielded from daylight

With inexpensive projectors the problem is just more pronounced. You need to factor in the costs of a decent screen and blackout shades and replacement lamps into your projector budget. These setups can produce fantastic results but usually require more upfront investment than a flat panel.

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