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Do you have TV behind your projector?
« on: October 09, 2018, 09:10 »
Curious to know how many people have a TV behind their retractible projector screen.
Trying to decide whether I should do so.
What are your reasons for having one or not having one?

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Re: Do you have TV behind your projector?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 09:14 »
Simple... when watching movies, projection image more shiok than TV.
When watching regular TV programs, no need so big screen one lah!

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Re: Do you have TV behind your projector?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 10:21 »
My setup is screen in front of TV. Makes a lot of sense if you don't want or have a different place for your TV. Also, you use the same sound system for both the PJ and the TV.

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Re: Do you have TV behind your projector?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 10:25 »
Simple... when watching movies, projection image more shiok than TV.
When watching regular TV programs, no need so big screen one lah!

But projector image quality still lose out to a good OLED/QLED right?

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Re: Do you have TV behind your projector?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 11:38 »
But projector image quality still lose out to a good OLED/QLED right?

+1
Get bigger 4K TV... serve two purposes... watching a movie and channel 5
No need to spend money for the screen, PJ and installation fees .... use it to buy better AVR, spks and/or external amp... and cables
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Re: Do you have TV behind your projector?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 12:37 »
Curious to know how many people have a TV behind their retractible projector screen.
Trying to decide whether I should do so.
What are your reasons for having one or not having one?
Ofcos pulldown PJ screen goes after teebee. Where got teebee after PJ screen? ::) unless you want teebee to popup from below from hidden console.

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Re: Do you have TV behind your projector?
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2018, 13:53 »
If the TV is very big or pj screen not much bigger than the TV then its hard to justify a PJ screen.


I originally had a 42" plasma with 96" powered screen drop in front, then got 50" plasma and subsequently then 65" plasma, now while I still have the screen its seldom used. My PJ is now 9 years old or there about and still works but seldom use it with the bigger 65" TV.


My TV still 1080P as is my PJ ... so unless I jump to 4k PJ  and keep the FHD TV for now I would maybe get even bigger 4K TV then I'm guessing the screen might eventually be removed and ditch the PJ setup all together.
I have a pile of stuff that pushes out squiggly waveforms from smaller squiggly waveforms that sometimes come from 1's and 0's.
It's wonderful to behold as long as you don't let the magic smoke out.

Life is short! Enjoy the music while it plays, when it stops, there might be a chair for you...or  maybe not.

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Re: Do you have TV behind your projector?
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2018, 07:47 »
Ofcos pulldown PJ screen goes after teebee. Where got teebee after PJ screen? ::) unless you want teebee to popup from below from hidden console.

It wasn't a question of the positioning of the TV.
It was about the co-existence of the TV with the projector.
It's not necessary to have both, hence my question.

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Re: Do you have TV behind your projector?
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2018, 07:50 »
If the TV is very big or pj screen not much bigger than the TV then its hard to justify a PJ screen.


I originally had a 42" plasma with 96" powered screen drop in front, then got 50" plasma and subsequently then 65" plasma, now while I still have the screen its seldom used. My PJ is now 9 years old or there about and still works but seldom use it with the bigger 65" TV.


My TV still 1080P as is my PJ ... so unless I jump to 4k PJ  and keep the FHD TV for now I would maybe get even bigger 4K TV then I'm guessing the screen might eventually be removed and ditch the PJ setup all together.

Yeah totally agree.
Had the same thinking since screens are rather big now.
That's why I got a 120" PJ although my throw distance only allows for 100" unless I get a short throw, which I will of course do so.

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Re: Do you have TV behind your projector?
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2018, 07:59 »
+1
Get bigger 4K TV... serve two purposes... watching a movie and channel 5
No need to spend money for the screen, PJ and installation fees .... use it to buy better AVR, spks and/or external amp... and cables
 :)

A good 4k 85" TV costs around $10k and a good 4k projector costs $2-3k... So....
And in this example, even a small PJ screen is heaps bigger than 85"!
A projector also can serve 2 purposes of watching movies and TV too.
Screen size too big? Well, most projectors can zoom out to make image smaller.
Want to conserve bulb life? Use economy mode for TV and your bulb's lifespan will be equivalent to TV too (well salesman said nowadays TV can only last 3-5 years unlike last time).

One of the reasons I wanted to install a PJ is that I've always found a big screen hanging on the wall ugly.
Doesn't matter how you do TV wall and all. Of course its fine when TV is on but when it is off, its just a big black screen hanging off the wall. Never liked the look of it and glad that PJ leaves my wall clean and blank and I can install just beautiful art work instead of a black glass screen.

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Re: Do you have TV behind your projector?
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2018, 10:48 »
This is my current 65" plasma and 96" drop down screen. Lots of changes since with other thing the picture but the TV and screen is still the same








« Last Edit: October 11, 2018, 10:51 by wizardofoz »
I have a pile of stuff that pushes out squiggly waveforms from smaller squiggly waveforms that sometimes come from 1's and 0's.
It's wonderful to behold as long as you don't let the magic smoke out.

Life is short! Enjoy the music while it plays, when it stops, there might be a chair for you...or  maybe not.

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Re: Do you have TV behind your projector?
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2018, 08:50 »
Interesting... your gap for the TV doesn't look very big but you are able to fit the screen over the TV.
Can you tell me what is the distance of that gap you left for the TV?
You know what? My house has the same wall cut out as yours.
Wonder if you are staying near my block.
Where do you stay?

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Re: Do you have TV behind your projector?
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2018, 10:16 »
Interesting... your gap for the TV doesn't look very big but you are able to fit the screen over the TV.
Can you tell me what is the distance of that gap you left for the TV?
You know what? My house has the same wall cut out as yours.
Wonder if you are staying near my block.
Where do you stay?
Mount a motorized screen on the ceiling, so the gap between TV and screen is not an issue.

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Re: Do you have TV behind your projector?
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2018, 11:00 »
Mount a motorized screen on the ceiling, so the gap between TV and screen is not an issue.

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A motorized screen is recommended.

I do have a TV behind a motorized retractable projector screen.
Reasons for having one :

Nothing is more SHIOK than a super big SCREEN.  HT is all about "WOW " screen for Ultimate enjoyment , of course with good SQ.
However u need below factors for compliment:

1. BatCAVE Best
2. 100% blackout curtains during daytime if not room
3. Save PJ BULB Hours

Daytime can use TV for local TV channels.

MY input is that Projector screen got to be big 2x factor vs u TV.
Imagine f TV is 65" and if screen near 90 incher, u
user will tend to use TV vs the hassle of all the needed hassle of pulling blackout, lighting , power\on off screen on receiver , amps etc etc   ...

Go for BIG Bro - 120inch and UP . :)
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Re: Do you have TV behind your projector?
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2018, 14:30 »
My set up 100 inch Motorized Tab Tensioned screen. Best of both worlds.

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