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Old 05-21-2019, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by 1KW View Post
I saw a Sony short throw projector , it was maybe 8-10 inches from a 120 inch screen picture looked great even with all the lights on in the room . I am considering this for my place in Florida . Anyone have experience pro or con ?
David.......I have not seen any of the new Sony short throw projectors in action, but I have looked at then online. The price points are fairly steep for the 85" to 120" capable projectors. My opinion leans toward the better value of a 75" or 85" full array local dimming LCD or an OLED television. In general nearly all projectors have far lower contrast ratios and light output, thus requiring you to have control over ambient lighting both day and night for the best possible pictures, especially during the day time hours in rooms with exposure to outside daylight. That's not to say I haven't seen some great projector presentations, but always in near total darkness for the best picture.

I think that dollar for dollar and overall performance under all lighting conditions a full array local dimming LCD or an OLED television makes better sense unless the projector is going to be installed in a dedicated room that can take full advantage of external light control. Sony's newest 2019 premium 85" LCD, the X950G 85 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with HDR (XBR85X950G) is less the $5K. That's the way to go.


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