Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Results 1 to 8 of 8

    Thread: Projector - Do I Need 1080p....

    1. Member Minker17's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 1st, 2004
      Location
      Franklin, TN
      Posts
      14,685
      Vehicles
      1994 Ford Temp GL
      01-25-2012 11:26 AM #1
      Looking at getting a projector. The throw is about 12 feet in my living room will rarely be used during peak hours of the day. Needs to be 500ish. 99% of my content is 720 so I'm wondering if I really should go 1080 or not?
      Rick
      1994 Ford Tempo GL

    2. 01-25-2012 01:49 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by Minker17 View Post
      Looking at getting a projector. The throw is about 12 feet in my living room will rarely be used during peak hours of the day. Needs to be 500ish. 99% of my content is 720 so I'm wondering if I really should go 1080 or not?
      Need, no.. But you will be able to see a difference.

      What are you going to watch on it?

      I have a 1080p BenQ W6000 throwing a 120" diag image.. Blu Rays look absolutely fantastic. most of my content is 1080p or 1080i.. only 720p comes from football on FOX.

    3. Member ThreadBomber's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 4th, 2007
      Location
      Vancouver
      Posts
      9,829
      Vehicles
      2011 GTI 2dr 6M, 2014 JKU Sahara
      01-25-2012 03:53 PM #3
      Screen size and viewing distance matters here. Anything more than 70" I would probably say yes, you want it, unless you're more than 10' back. I have 110" at 14' viewing and 1080p Blu-Ray's look awesome.
      Teefy Buna

      Quote Originally Posted by Sump View Post
      I'm sure a lot of these guys went home after the carwash and played a little hans solo.

    4. Banned Chilledman's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 15th, 2010
      Location
      USA
      Posts
      3,637
      01-30-2012 11:06 AM #4
      Meh .

      All I watch is 1080i on my New Epson and its amazing.
      140+" at 20' away .

    5. 01-30-2012 04:53 PM #5
      Your desired screen size and viewing distance are required to give you an answer.

    6. Member gregg3gs's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 15th, 2004
      Location
      Atlanta, GA (decatur)
      Posts
      3,570
      Vehicles
      04_A4_1.8TQ_SMS_K04+, 08_X5_4.8i; Previous: 01_A4_1.8_TQ, 01_Golf, 01_Jetta, 93_Passat_VR6_+_Garrett
      02-22-2012 07:16 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by osiris View Post
      Your desired screen size and viewing distance are required to give you an answer.
      x2
      What projector are you looking to purchase?

    7. Member Kameirocco's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 19th, 2002
      Location
      Portland, Oregon
      Posts
      8,828
      Vehicles
      2005 Dodge stratus SXT Coupe
      03-18-2012 04:22 PM #7
      i have a optoma GT720, shows 720P resolution... it is still wonderful and amazing!
      if you only have a $500 limit, 720P might be your limiting factor unless they've come down in the last few months.
      the cheapest 1080P projectors i was finding were sitting around 900 for the cheap ones that were used.
      Last edited by Kameirocco; 03-18-2012 at 04:26 PM.
      "Play a Windows CD backwards and hear scary messages. Thats nothing, play it forwards and it installs Windows"
      Homebrewers of the 'tex. Join us! Home brewers CHECK IN please!

    8. Member
      Join Date
      Apr 19th, 2002
      Location
      Minneapolis, MN
      Posts
      6,009
      Vehicles
      2008 Volvo V70, 2011 Volvo C30
      03-25-2012 02:09 AM #8
      I have 720p on a 92 inch screen at about 14 feet. It's good, but noticeably could be better.

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •