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Home Cinema projector recommendations

Been looking at getting a budget priced home cinema projector and although there's a lot of info about I seem to be going round in circles.
Anyone recently installed one and could recommend it? 

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  • I got one you can buy if you want, can try it out first as well if you want. 
  • So much better to watch porn apparently. 
  • I got one you can buy if you want, can try it out first as well if you want. 
    Can you give me a few details, make, model etc? 
  • Be good to see these budget options.
  • Solidgone said:
    So much better to watch porn apparently. 
    So your 'friend' told you? 
  • Define budget? 100? 300? 500?
  • I got one you can buy if you want, can try it out first as well if you want. 
    Can you give me a few details, make, model etc? 
    Its in loft mate, havent used it for couple years

    TBH looking on ebay they are cheap as chips now.

    Thats where I got mine so could prob get more for your money as I got mine about 4 years ago, was decent for beer/Fifa nights and set it up in garden a couple of times for football evening games
  • cafcpolo said:
    Define budget? 100? 300? 500?
    Hopefully around 200 but suspect I may have to increase this to get something decent
  • speaking from having spent a good few hours watching films and football on two different projectors, one was my brothers (he paid around £1,500 for his) and a mates (paid a lot less!), the room you're projecting in needs to be dark.  And when I say dark, you need proper blackout curtains.  Normal curtains just wont make a room dark enough in normal daylight hours.  The screen needs to be a pure white screen...or wall.  

    Otherwise, your blacks wont ever be black and your eyes just dont get the cinematic experience.

    Personally, would pay as much as you can afford in a flat screen OLED tv and avoid a projector.  Both brother and mate have since sold theirs on and gone back to the biggest screen they could afford.




  • JohnBoyUK said:
    speaking from having spent a good few hours watching films and football on two different projectors, one was my brothers (he paid around £1,500 for his) and a mates (paid a lot less!), the room you're projecting in needs to be dark.  And when I say dark, you need proper blackout curtains.  Normal curtains just wont make a room dark enough in normal daylight hours.  The screen needs to be a pure white screen...or wall.  

    Otherwise, your blacks wont ever be black and your eyes just dont get the cinematic experience.

    Personally, would pay as much as you can afford in a flat screen OLED tv and avoid a projector.  Both brother and mate have since sold theirs on and gone back to the biggest screen they could afford.



    Thanks, that confirms pretty much what I've read so far...... however I'm just looking for something that allows me to watch TV in bed (so not looking for anything too grand) and the layout of the room doesn't make for easy TV positioning. I do have a large white wall which directly opposite the bed which would be ideal to project on. 
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  • cafcpolo said:
    Define budget? 100? 300? 500?
    Hopefully around 200 but suspect I may have to increase this to get something decent
    For anything half decent you'll need to go double that. You'll struggle to get full HD with decent brightness for sub 400.

    I've got an Epson TW650 which I think is around 450 these days. It's bright enough to still be watchable during the day. To get the best out of them you'll want a white screen with black borders but if you can't be arsed with all that then don't go for white paint on the wall, go for a light grey. White paint will show up imperfections on the "screen" more. I can take a look at what I've used if you're interested. I'll post a picture of mine shortly. 
  • edited January 16
    Normal projectors take time to warm up (which I assume can be a pain?)
    A laser projector switches on immediately.
    However on a laser projector, there’s no bulb to change, so when it dies it’s unusable. They do however say you can expect 20,000 hours out of a laser projector.
  • Took the easier route and bought a 86" LG TV...wanted the Sony but the cost was prohibitive.....quality isnt as good as My Sony 75" but is good enough in my cinema room.
  • JohnBoyUK said:
    speaking from having spent a good few hours watching films and football on two different projectors, one was my brothers (he paid around £1,500 for his) and a mates (paid a lot less!), the room you're projecting in needs to be dark.  And when I say dark, you need proper blackout curtains.  Normal curtains just wont make a room dark enough in normal daylight hours.  The screen needs to be a pure white screen...or wall.  

    Otherwise, your blacks wont ever be black and your eyes just dont get the cinematic experience.

    Personally, would pay as much as you can afford in a flat screen OLED tv and avoid a projector.  Both brother and mate have since sold theirs on and gone back to the biggest screen they could afford.



    Thanks, that confirms pretty much what I've read so far...... however I'm just looking for something that allows me to watch TV in bed (so not looking for anything too grand) and the layout of the room doesn't make for easy TV positioning. I do have a large white wall which directly opposite the bed which would be ideal to wank on. 

  • cafcpolo said:

    Thanks, just looked up the Epsom, gets good reviews, now about £520. Bit more than I wanted to spend but maybe need to go that way. 
  • cafcpolo said:
    Define budget? 100? 300? 500?
    Hopefully around 200 but suspect I may have to increase this to get something decent
    I'm around a similar budget. I saw one that was quite highly rated, the M17 Mini not Full HD but certainly decent at the price.
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