£3500 to spend on a display ... but what on???
Dear All, I would like some help in deciding which route to spend my hard earned money on. I am looking to upgrade my cinematic experience by replacing my 42" Samsung RPTV with something with a bit more "wow, that looks awsome" factor. I have made my mind up so many times as to which option I am going for, even upsetting sales staff by changing my mind just before handing over the cash. I am hoping to get some clear, rationale advice as to the pros and cons for each option below: 1) 50-52" LCD/Plasma TV (e.g. Sony KDL-52X3500, Pioneer LX-508XD, etc) 2) 50-52" Plasma Monitor (e.g. Panasonic TH50PF10, Fujitsu, etc) 3) Full budget on a Projector (inc. screen and cables) 4) Option 2 but with a video processor as well (e.g. Lumagen/Crystallio) 5) Option 3 but cheaper projector and video processor As stated in the title, I have up to £3500 to spend and have key objectives to get from the solution: a) It should be capable of delivering the best picture quality for the money b) It should be capable of displaying SD and HD content without issue (Blu-Ray and DVD source material) c) Wherever possible, it should also have an upgrade path The room is adequately sized for screen sizes of 108" (PJ) 55"(TV) and has sufficient light control. I spend 98% of my viewing time watching DVD and Blu-Ray content. I do not watch sports of any description. Any thoughts as to the best route to proceed down?