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Old 11-17-2014, 02:12 PM   #1
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are projectors a thing of the past?

I had a theatre room in Chicago (100" drop down w/ Projector) and ended up taking equipment with me to new place in Ohio. Three years later finally ready to do a remodel and dig out a new basement. The world has changed alot since the last project, and wondering if I'm better off just doing a single TV set up, 70-90", or do a smaller TV with a drop down over it? thats what I had before, since I owned a 50" plasma before I added the projector.

are projectors pointless now if running <100" screens?
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Just my opinion, but I'd probably go with a TV for anything up to 70" or so. After that, projector is more economical and flexible depending on the space.
I ended up doing a 110" screen with my short throw projector this year since the space could support it (size, lighting, etc.).

If you're starting from scratch, I would go the projector route and build your room accordingly. A decently executed movie/media space is a very cool use of a finished basement.
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:17 PM   #3
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Depends on the lighting and size, you are obviously not going to buy a 110" tv. I had hdmi cables and power outlets for the projector wired before I put in the drywall in the basement. I have a walk out and there's so much light there during the day, that it's useless to have a projector. I ended up buying a 70" tv.
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