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Old 09-14-2017, 10:54 AM
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I've been a projector user since late 2008. I built a soundproofed media room in the basement for movie viewing and video gaming...

1st projector I bought was online from a place in Quebec. It was an Epson HC720. free extra bulb with rebate. ~$1500

Boxing Week (2016?) I bought a projector from a place in Oakville near the QEW/403. Great price. It was an Epson 1080UB, again free extra bulb with rebate. Very happy with the upgrade, and it was sub $2000 IIRC

I can control the lights in my room. painted the walls and ceiling dark colours by the screen. 120" DIY screen

I blogged about it back in 2008. I will leave this link public for a few days...

http://blog.pjbj.ca/search/label/home%20theater

Amazing what you can do with money saved buying oil on sale.

Nvrmind... OP is looking for something different.
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by SToronto View Post
Go for the tv that comes with the frame.

http://www.samsung.com/ca/tvs/uhd-4k...SAAEgJii_D_BwE
Great suggestion, it isn't the best TV on the market in that price range but it is perfect for your use case and should less expensive/less hassle than installing a projector + screen + sound system. If I were you I'd definitely check this out.

Also second Stephenson's Electronics, been dealing with them for 10+ years and they are great people with the best prices by far. Just got a 65" Sony A1E OLED from them a couple weeks back and it is stunning.
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:25 PM
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If there is ambient light, you'll probably have to spend more for the screen that can cope with the extra light. They are typically more grey than white. I setup my theater downstairs where there is a walk out basement so ambient light was also an issue. I ended up going with a screen innovations (slate screen) which works well with the lights on or if there is some ambient light.

http://www.screeninnovations.com

projector I use is Sony VPL-HW40ES but that was two years ago. It's quiet, and easily adjustable to make the image fit the screen. I'm sure there are better versions of this out now.
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Old 09-25-2017, 08:53 PM
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Not really a good room to use a projector. With that big uncovered window the picture even with a high quality projector will be very washed.

We have a theater in the house with a 150" screen in a dedicated room, less light the better the picture.

You can get some really really good picture quality Optoma projectors for not a lot of money. I have one we use for outdoor movie night at the cottage.
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Old 09-25-2017, 09:10 PM
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Might wanna try avsforum since this is not a car
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