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Cheap projectors v flagship samsung panasonic and Sony plasma and led's
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I have recently purchased the panasonic zt60 and it is quite simply stunning to look at ,I'm still in the break in period one of the calibrators a at the value electronics show in Las Vegas recommended 300 hours before Calibration so that's what I'm going to do.so I can only asume that the picture will look even better .i am also using the oppo 103 .but my question is this .i don't know that much about projectors and they go from about £400 to £30000 etc apart from the obvious jump in picture size would  kind of money would I have to spend to get better picture quality than I already have with zt60. I'm 10ft away from 60inches in a pitch black room ,are the low end projectors say between 400 -£1000 worth it and what a does £5000 projector give you for your money over say £1000.

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RE: Cheap projectors v flagship TVs

The difference between a cheap or expensive projector is the same as the difference between a cheap or expensive TV. (Better picture quality)

Can’t find any price details of the ZT60 you mention, however you will probably need to spend about the same price as your TV to get the equivalent or better large size picture. (As you mention flagship TVs then I would say the Panasonic PTA t6000 is probably the starting point and go up from there)

Personally I feel a 65” is probably the bare minimum for watching films, anything smaller is not worth bothering with as they are just too small to give you the cinematic experience. (Great for Bargain Hunt or the News though)

Hope this helps

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RE: Cheap projectors v flagship samsung panasonic and Sony

theflyingwasp wrote:

I have recently purchased the panasonic zt60 and it is quite simply stunning to look at ,I'm still in the break in period one of the calibrators a at the value electronics show in Las Vegas recommended 300 hours before Calibration so that's what I'm going to do.so I can only asume that the picture will look even better .i am also using the oppo 103 .but my question is this .i don't know that much about projectors and they go from about £400 to £30000 etc apart from the obvious jump in picture size would  kind of money would I have to spend to get better picture quality than I already have with zt60. I'm 10ft away from 60inches in a pitch black room ,are the low end projectors say between 400 -£1000 worth it and what a does £5000 projector give you for your money over say £1000.

Hi Flyingwasp, are you in the uk or the states? Just wondering as you mention getting some advice at an electronics show in Vegas. 

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RE: Cheap projectors v flagship samsung panasonic and Sony

Hi there.im in the uk .yeah it was the value electronics hd shootout I said las Vegas but I just checked it was New York .the panasonic zt came out on top with the experts but the crowd went for the samsung .

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Sorry abacus the zt60 is this years flagship panasonic plasma .ive never owned a projector .like I said I'm 9-10ft away from 60inches in the pitch black and the picture is amazing .i understand that no tv can compete with projectors for screen size unless you've got the cash for a 25grand 84inch monster .but at what price point do projectors outshine what I already have as far as picture quality is concerned .im at the point where I can go bigger but not better unless we include the whole 4k annoying no content farce which at 55 to 70 inch might look no diffrent than 1080p.

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RE: Cheap projectors v flagship samsung panasonic and Sony

theflyingwasp wrote:

Hi there.im in the uk .yeah it was the value electronics hd shootout I said las Vegas but I just checked it was New York .the panasonic zt came out on top with the experts but the crowd went for the samsung .

Ok, just wondered as you referred to the panny as the ZT60 as well (the uk version is the ZT65).

In terms of whether a projector can give comparable image quality for the same money, its hard to talk about 'comparable' as they're such different is play technologies, but you can get extremely good picture quality for less than what the ZT likely cost you, partly because projectors only have to do one thing and partly because they are genereally kelt out of soght so how they look matters a lot less, so they're cheaper/easier to design and build (where-as TV's are sat in pole position in the viewing area, so aesthetics/design/build quality has to be mich better, and they're expected to be a 'jack of all trades' these days, with wifi/network connectivity and smart platforms).

Have a read of the attached, which might be of interest if your thinking of getting a projector to supplement the ZT:

http://m.techradar.com/news/home-cinema/projectors/best-projector-8-top-hd-models-reviewed-and-rated-1048078


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RE: Cheap projectors v flagship samsung panasonic and Sony

Mr Malarky, you'll have to type a bit slower ...... :wave: although I can decipher some of the, er, variations in the bulk of your text. Excellent link though, especially as I know almost nothing about projectors!

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RE: Cheap projectors v flagship samsung panasonic and Sony

Son_of_SJ wrote:

Mr Malarky, you'll have to type a bit slower ...... :wave: although I can decipher some of the, er, variations in the bulk of your text. Excellent link though, especially as I know almost nothing about projectors!

Yep, serious case of butter-thumbs in that last post!  :oops:

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